DIY Candy Cane Jingle Bell Ornament

I have a thing for Christmas ornaments…I truly believe you can’t have enough.  Well, maybe you have too many when your tree falls forward 3 years in a row?  Hmmm, anyway I still love them, and I love to make them.  Handmade ornaments are such treasures.  When I open our box of ornaments every year and see the ornaments the kids made, or the ones we made together there’s really no feeling like it.  Nostalgic, sad, and happy all at the same time.  Especially when you see ornaments your kids little fingers made when they were teeny.  Sniff.

Over the years I’ve also discovered that I actually really enjoy making Christmas ornaments…I find it a very therapeutic activity.  When I drag the box of craft stuff out, our make a batch of Cinnamon Salt Dough, the kids join in the fun too.  Makes for a nice, and festive afternoon.

So let’s make some now shall we?  Put on some Christmas carols, make a hot chocolate, gather the kids and make these super simple Candy Cane Jingle Bell Ornaments!  They are so easy to make, and take no time at all!

DIY Candy Cane Jingle Bell Ornament  {A Pretty Life}

All you need for supplies are some white and red bells (I found a package at Target, but you can also buy them at Michaels) – you’ll need about 50, depending on how big you want your ornament to be.  Mine is about 8 – 9 inches.  You will also need some thicker gauge wire and pretty ribbon.

To make this, take a length of wire a little longer than you want your ornament to be, and secure the wire at one end so the bells don’t slide off.  Then string on 2 bells of the same colour at the same time, alternating between the red and white.  Once all the bells are on the wire, secure the other end of the wire, then bend the wire into the shape of a candy cane.

Done.  See…I told you it was easy!

DIY Candy Cane Jingle Bell Ornament  {A Pretty Life}

Simple, pretty and jingly too!  And they make great gifts for parents, grandparents, teachers, friends!

DIY Candy Cane Jingle Bell Ornament  {A Pretty Life}

So simple and pretty!

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If you want to make more handmade ornaments, click on the links below for some of my recent projects:

Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon Salt Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

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Mini Yarn Wreath Ornaments

Mini Yarn Wreath Christmas Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

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Cinnamon Star Ornaments

Cinnamon Star Ornaments

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DIY Snow Globe Ornaments

DIY Snow Globe Ornament {A Pretty Life}

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Silver Bells Wreath Ornament

Jingle Bell Ornaments {A Pretty Life}

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Have an inspired day!
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