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Jingle Bell Wreath

Deck out a ribbon-wrapped wreath form with oversize jingle bells for a charming Christmas decoration that rings in the season.

What You'll Need

  • 18-inch-diameter wire florist's wreath
  • Needle and thread
  • 15 yards of 2-inch-wide green plaid ribbon
  • 6 yards of 1/2-inch-wide green ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Cotton-wrapped florist's wire
  • 12 jingle bells, approximately 3 inches in diameter
  • Awl (optional)
  • 4 yards of 1-inch-wide silver ribbon for bow

How to Make It

1. Wrap the wreath with 2-inch-wide plaid ribbon. Using a needle and thread, secure the ends to the wreath.

2. Repeat with1/2-inch-wide green ribbon. Attach a wire loop to back of wreath for hanging.

3. Cut 18-inch lengths of 2-inch-wide plaid ribbon. With needle and thread, gather one long edge of each ribbon; stitch ends together.

4. To attach each bell, twist a 12-inch length of wire through eyehole, slide wire through ribbon center, and secure bells, evenly spaced, to wreath.

5. If needed, use an awl to pierce a hole into the ribbon-wrapped wreath before inserting wired jingle bells.

6. Trim with a decorative silver bow.


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