DIY Ornament ~ Jingle Bells

Welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas!


I am sharing a really easy Jingle Bell ornament today!  It’s so easy that your kiddos will love to make their own with youWinking smile

Here’s how!

square dowel

Purchase a 1″ square dowel at Hobby Lobby.

square dowel cut

Cut dowels to measurements above.


If you do not own a saw, this is the perfect hand saw for small jobs like this!  You can click to purchase now.

Rustoleum heirloom white

I sprayed the dowels with two coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White Spray paint.

flat rolled rosettes

Make one Flat-Rolled Rosette for each ornament.  (Click HERE for Flat-Rolled Rosette tutorial…super easyWinking smile)

hot glue rosettes


medium jingle bells

Purchase medium-sized jingle bells at your local craft store.

hot glue bells


jute twine

Purchase 3-Ply Jute at your local craft store.

tie knot in jute


hot glue jute to dowel

Wait for glue to dry and then hang your new ornaments on your treeSmile  EASY and FAST!


Wooden ornament

burlap ornament

jingle bell ornament

how to make an ornament

I love the mix of wood and burlap with my glass and silver ornaments!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


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A little bit more about the Shanty Sisters…

We are 2 sisters sharing how we transform our homes on a budget! With 8 kiddos between the two of us, we put every naptime to good use ;-) !

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and this $65 farmhouse table

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  1. JuneA** on December 10, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Cute & Clever!!

  2. Marcia Wulf on December 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I LOVE this blog! You ladies are the BEST!!

  3. Rhonda Unruh on December 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Love it! These would be fun to make to put on my girls’ doors…

  4. Ira Morse on December 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Jingle bells means its Christmas time! I want to make noise with these cute jingle bells ornaments.

  5. Michael Wurm on December 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I agree Donna! Everything your girls make gives me the urge to run out and buy all the supplies and get crafty!

  6. FunkyJunk Donna on December 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

    So sweet! Now I have an urgent need for jingle bells STAT!

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