18 December 2014

Jingle Bell Garland







It's still a work in progress, but I wanted to show you one project that I've been up to.  While shopping and looking for a Hanukkah gift, I saw some garlands that remind me of branches. Some had little rainbow colored beads or pom-pom. They were so pretty, but too much.







 When I was home, I wanted to create a pom pom one, but  
I had some 9mm bells and some silver coated copper wire. I found my supplies, and
I started stringing and twisting and adding side branches until I ran out of little bells.
I still plan to add some more, because I purchased another small bag of bells.
 This is also a kitty approved project, she loved watching and trying to get it while I worked.
It's easy, but a little tricky because my wire was very thin. I think you could use a thicker wire, but it will be a bit harder on the hands.










Jingle Bell Garland


This is all you need.  It's just sort of random or how a branch looks. 
It's less than 5 dollars worth of material, and you will still have lots of wire for other projects.
It started out about my height 5 feet, but it ended up about 4 feet.









When someone opens the drawer these size bells have such a gentle musical tone that even people with sensitive ears can enjoy.










For now, I hung it beside the wreath I made. It has a delicate, magical quality to it.







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75 comments:

  1. Olive the casual and loose style. You are so creative.

    Judy

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  2. So sweet. You obviously have more patience than I have!!

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  3. I bet kids would be in the drawer all the time just to hear the bells. That is a cute craft. Maybe young kids could make with twine instead of wire...but for me the wire is nice. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I think there could be many variations: ribbons, twine, leather... I was going to do it with twine first, but then I decided wire, because I could bend it. xoxo

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  4. Lové your jingle bell garland, it's totally something I would do in my home or create for it.

    One year I made a wire garland of antique skeleton keys that turned out pretty neat :)

    A beautiful holiday home here.
    A Joyeux Noël

    Xx
    Doré

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    1. Thank you, Doré . The keys sound amazing. Merry Christmas. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Martina. I love making wreaths. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I try to keep it simple. xoxo

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  7. Oh love that! I've never seen a jingle bell garland before, very unique and lovely!

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  8. So beautiful - delicate - very special! I love this! xo

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  9. What a cute idea.. I love jingle bells. I have some of my dad's bells from his horses and they have the softest, deep tone. Bells always make me smile.

    I wanted to tell you that those angel wings you sent to Judy was a true gift from the heart. She was/is so blessed by those after just losing John. You are one special lady! xo Diana

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  10. The jingle bells are so sweet. That little vignette looks so romantic.

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  11. Perfect for the season and I agree 100%...magical!

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  12. I just LOVE this...so magical, as you said...

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  13. That's such a fun creation. I love bells and have a small collection of them, different colors and sizes! I just keep them in a sweet jar in my office, but I do love what you did. That wreath is adorable as well! You are truly gifted! Blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I saw a jar of bells in a vintage shop the other day, and I thought it was so pretty. xoxo

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  14. How beautiful! I have some wire and a few bells....I may try to make a short one. I love the sound of bells at Christmas. You home looks so lovely. Hugs, Diane

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  15. It is delicate and it is beautiful!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. It's small and doesn't take a lot of space. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Vera. Love and peace to you. xooox Su

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  17. So lovely and sweet. What a fantastic idea! Now you have the light bell ringing of Santa's sled in your wonderful house!
    Have a happy happy holiday season and all my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden and photos all year. Around here Santa is on a motorcyle. xoxo

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  18. So cute....I like the idea of hanging it on the dresser, too.

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  19. I adore this. So lovely.
    Merry Christmas, Su!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. It's small, and it can be varied. Merry Christmas, Lin. xoox
      Su

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  20. Charming and sweet, Su. it looks so dainty hanging on the dresser. Love the wreath, too. Merry Christmas! xxx ~ Nancy

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  21. HALLO meine LIEBE
    jetzt war ich schon lange nicht mehr hier,,,
    eine schöne IDEE mit den GLOCKEN,,,,
    wünsche DIR wunderschöne WEIHNACHTEN,,,
    liebe GRÜßE aus TIROL
    und DANKE für deine liebe NACHRICHT
    bis bald die BIRGIT

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  22. Dear Su,
    so pretty and kitty approved too? Great idea. Using thin wire may be quite a task, but I think it looks even better like this, more like a branch.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I'm sure it is not safe for kitties, but she kept swatting at it, while I worked. Merry Christmas, Sarah. xoox

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  23. Hi, I just re-pinned the photo of your garland from another pinner on pinterest, and didn't realize it was yours!
    So pretty! Beautiful photo too~
    Judith

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    1. Thank you, Judith. I love your pins, and I am a long-time follower of you on Pinterest. Thank you for telling me. xoox Happy Holidays

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    2. Yes, I know. I am always pleased to see your name when you have re-pinned, I love your pins also. I didn't realize you have a blog, I found it by clicking on the photo to see the source, I am going to spend some time over the holidays having a wander around your lovely blog, Thank you for following me and am so pleased you enjoy my pins. I changed the text on the photo of the garland to include your blog address. The photo has already been re-pinned from me. An absolutely charming garland!

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  24. I love it and might just make one for New Year's Eve. I just found out on Thursday night that we are hosting the party on our lane!

    I use wire to make all sorts of things. You and your daughter could have a lot of fun making wreaths. I had one I made a few years ago and this Christmas I just twisted it from round to heart shaped.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. We love wire hearts and bells would make them unique. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Your guests will be so lucky to spend it with you as hostess. xoxo

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  25. So beautiful Su. I love this. It looks so pretty and I think will ring in the new year with such beauty too.
    Merry Christmas sweet friend.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xoxo

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  26. It's fantastic and I think better than pom-poms! It has some ethereal quality about it! Just right for the Christmas spirit! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Little Treasures. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. xoox

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  27. This is adorable! And I love the idea of the jinggling when one opens the drawers.

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  28. How beautiful! It's very pretty and delicate.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  29. Absolutely lovely! It looks just right beside the white wreath. I am taken with this. Wonder if a string of them is in my future….

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  30. I totally stole the idea! Love it. I am putting my garland around a wreath I'm using as a centerpiece. Yours is amazing ❤️

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    1. Hi, Dana. That sounds really pretty! Merry Christmas. xoox

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  31. What a sweet idea! I love the tinkle of bells especially at Christmas!
    I love the random placement, its just gorgeous.
    Have a happy and blessed holiday season.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xoox

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  32. What a cute project...I have some bells and wire. If I get some time this year, I'll have to give it a try. Merry Christmas.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Thank you, Ana. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xoox

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  33. What a sweet idea! I love the gentle bell sound at Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xooox

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  34. I'll be doing this next season! My cat will go crazy! xoxo Jen

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    1. She thought I was playing with her. She doesn't chew at things, so it is safe to have. xoox

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  35. charming! gotta try this next year--pinned! merry christmas to you!!

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  36. So cute, I love adding handmade additions to my decor too.

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