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Make this DIY silver bell trio and transform plastic bells from the dollar store into high-end holiday decor.

Christmas dollar store painted bells

Turn cheap plastic bells into high-end Christmas decor

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Dollar Tree Plastic Holiday Bells

The dollar store sells a variety of plastic bells each holiday season.

transform dollar tree holiday bells

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to transform simple red plastic Dollar Tree bells into a stunning Silver Bell Trio. With a few basic materials and a touch of creativity, you can add a charming high-end touch to your holiday decor.

painted silver bells with twine and faux greenery

Video Tutorial

Watch this quick video to see how this craft came together:

DIY silver bell trio

Dollar Tree DIY Silver Bell Trio

Yield: 3 bells

Make this DIY silver bell trio and transform plastic bells from the dollar store into high-end holiday decor.


  • 3 plastic bells
  • black chalk paint
  • silver acrylic craft paint
  • twine
  • 3 1/2-inch wood beads
  • 3 1/4-inch wood beads
  • faux greenery


  • 1-inch flat paintbrush
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin. Let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. Paint the outside of each bell with black chalk paint. Let dry, and then paint the inside of each bell as well. Let dry. paint bell inside and out with black chalk paint
  3. Paint the outside of each bell silver. Let dry. paint outside of bell silver
  4. Cut a 4-5 foot length of twine. String one larger wood bead onto the twine. Center the wood bead on the twine, and then run both twine ends up through the center of a bell. Pull the twine tight, and secure with a knot on the top of the bell. Then run the smaller wood bead onto the doubled-up twine. Secure with a second knot. run twine through the bell and secure with wood bead and a knot
  5. Cut two small sprigs of faux greenery. Tie them together with twine, secured with a simple knot. Hot glue the twine knot to the top of the bell. Then, wrap the top portion of the bell with twine, securing with hot glue as you coil the twine around. Cut the tail end with scissors. wrap twine around top of bell and secure with hot glue
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the remaining two bells.
  7. Hang the bell trio however you like.

The finished bell trio

DIY silver bell trio

These silver bells pair perfectly with any holiday greenery or garland. Hang them on your Christmas tree, create a festive hanging piece for a bookshelf, or use them to adorn your holiday wreaths.

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