Jingle Bell Garlands

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I love these pretty little jingle bell garlands!  I used the colorful plastic tops off the squeeze bottles that applesauce, baby foods, and yogurts come in to make these fun little jingle bells.  We made ours red and green, but with so many colorful tops, the color combinations are endless. This is a wonderful craft for working on fine motor skills and practicing patterns.


What you’ll need:

  • Cleaned plastic tops from squeeze tubes of baby food, applesauce or yogurt.

  • Craft bells

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Cording any color


How to make it:

  1. Start by cleaning your tops and laying them out to dry. 

  2. To make your cording easier to thread through the bells, wrap a piece of tape around the end to form a “needle” of sorts.

  3. Take one of the tops and thread your cording in through one of the sides from the top of the cap.  Slide a jingle bell down the cording and position the bell top inside the depression on the bottom of the plastic top. 

  4. Thread your cording back through the plastic top through the opening directly opposite the opening you went through. 

  5. Pull the cording to tighten the bell in position and continue threading plastic tops and bells. 

That’s all there is to it.  These garlands are pretty draped on your tree, used as a necklace or hanging from the mantle.

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Kidfunideas.com Jingle bell garland example picture - how to make a needle at the end of your cording
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