Follow this quick and easy tutorial to make these modern green and gold DIY mini bowl bells to decorate for the holidays.
Follow this quick and easy tutorial to make high-end modern Christmas bells using just a few basic craft supplies.
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The holiday season is a time for creativity and crafting, and what better way to infuse some festive cheer into your home than by creating your own holiday decorations?
In this DIY project, I’ll show you how to transform ordinary mini plastic bowls from the dollar store into adorable DIY mini bowl bells that will add a modern touch to your holiday decor.
These mini bowl bells are not only easy to make but also budget-friendly. So, let’s get started on crafting some holiday magic!
Watch this quick video to see how this craft came together:
- mini round bowls, from Dollar Tree
- metallic brass paint, satin finish
- hunt club green spray paint
- wooden rings
- wooden dowel, square
- E6000 glue
- gold floral wire
- twine, for hanging
- miter shears
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Watch the video tutorial before you begin. Let that be your visual guide for this project.
- Cut rings in half. Use your miter shears to cut the 1" wooden rings in half.
- Glue the cut rings to the bottom of the round bowls. Using the E6000 glue, place a dab on each cut side of the cut wooden rings and glue 1 to the bottom of each round bowl. Let them dry.
- Cut square dowels. Cut a length of square dowels down into an inch to an inch-and-a-half length pieces.
- Spray paint everything. I recommend taking everything outside for the best ventilation. Spray the square dowels as well as the bowls on the inside and outside. It may be helpful to spray the outside first, holding it up to the light at varying angles, to get complete coverage.
- Add brass paint. Paint the inside of the round bowls and the handle with a coat of brass paint. It took me about 3 coats. Use the edge of the paintbrush to make a smooth coat around the rim of the bowls.
- Assemble the bells. Wrap a piece of floral wire around one end of a dowel piece. Coil the other end of the wire. Add a dab of hot glue inside and a dab of E600 glue next to each other in the bottom of the bowl. Set the wire coil onto the glue.
- Hang with twine. I chose to hang all 6 bells together; however, you can hang them in smaller groups of 3, or however else you like.
If you want to hang these on a Christmas tree, I like the way they look in groups of three.
If you want to hang from the corner of a bookshelf, cabinet, railing, or mantel, you could make a set of 5 bells and hang them all at varying lengths.
The Finished DIY Mini Bowl Bells
Whether you’re adorning your Christmas tree, wreath, or just spreading some festive joy around your home, these mini bowl bells will surely brighten any space.