A Silver Bells Welcome
Greet your guests and dress up your front door with this lovely Christmas wreath from Krylon. Decorated with lovely silver bells, this Christmas wreath craft is the perfect way to decorate your home for the holidays. This wreath looks exceptionally beautiful when hung on a red door! Suitable for indoors and out, this festive holiday wreath can be on display throughout the winter season.
- Krylon Short Cuts® Aerosol Paints in Chrome
- Krylon Glitter Spray in Shimmering Silver
- 1 24" artificial pine wreath
- 5 4" craft foam bells
- 17 1" craft foam balls
- 1 1" × 12" x 18" sheet of craft foam
- 2 yards braided 3/8" wide silver trim
- 3 1/3 yards of 2 1/4" wide silver ribbon for bow
- Silver hologram glitter
- 5 yards of 3/16" wide wire edge silver ribbon for bells
- 2 18" lengths of cloth covered floral wire
- 1 green chenille stem
- 5 round toothpicks
- 17 bamboo skewers
- Yard stick
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- White craft glue
- 3/4" wide flat brush
- Waxed paper
To create bell clappers, glue toothpicks into bottoms of bells off center leaving 1/2" protruding. Glue a ball onto each toothpick, twisting to fit securely against bottom of bell.
To serve as handles, place skewers into the top of each bell and into remaining balls.
Spray all pieces with Chrome. Stand in sheet to dry.
Spray balls with Glitter Spray. Stand in sheet to dry. When dry, remove all skewers.
Cut to fit with a 1/4" overlap and glue 3/8" trim around the bottom rim of each bell.
Use flat brush to coat bell clappers with white craft glue.
Over waxed paper, sprinkle clappers with Silver Hologram Glitter. Let Dry.
To make bell bows from 3/16" ribbon, cut (5) 27" lengths for bows and (5) 9" lengths for tails. Cut (5) 3 1/2" lengths of cloth covered floral wire.
Make a six–loop bow with each 27" length. Using floral wires tie bows to center of tails. Curl tails.
Glue bows to tops of bells over holes made by skewers.
To complete bow and hanger, cut a 24" piece for tails.
Make 8–loop bow with center knot with remainder.
Using floral wire, wire tails to bow and bow to wreath at 12 o’clock position.
Tie chenille stem to wire wreath frame behind bow for hanger.
- Arrange bells and balls on wreath. Glue in place. Mist entire wreath with Glitter Spray.
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Jul 07, 2016
This is so nice. I had an old wreath that was about to be decorating a garbage can when I came across this idea. If you can't fink bells, stars are just as nice to use . I made an old wreath look new again with just the cost of a few cans of paint. I had styrofoam sheets and cut out stars to put on it. Remember to always spray styrofoam with regular paint first and then glitter or it will shrink your styrofoam.
Oct 26, 2012
For those of you who are looking for styrofoam bells, try going to the Styrofoam or Flora Craft websites. You should have luck finding them there. Also they might be seasonal releases, only available during the holiday season.
Feb 25, 2012
I think this wreath is very pretty. Looks vintage.
Nov 30, 2011
@KathyHarrell, Try performing a Google search; you're likely to find an online store that sells them. Best of luck! --editors of FaveCrafts
Nov 27, 2011
PLEASE PLEASE help me find a store that carries the foam bells. I have a Michaels, Joanns, and a Hobby Lobby and they look at me like I am an alien when I ask if they have foam bells in stock.
Nov 15, 2011
did you spray them with the chrome first, before spraying the glitter? just curious
Oct 10, 2010
There is suppose to be paints out there that is made especially for styrofoam. I have not looked for it yet, but someone from my other site was telling us about it.
Oct 10, 2010
The krylon Glitter paint eats the styrofoam balls. I am not happy.
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