Giant Jingle Bells

I made these out of exercise balls and hula hoops. Hung it on the outside of my house so hoping they will hold up!
Bought an exercise ball and hula hoop. Slid hula hoop halfway down. Had to separate it a little bit and then glue if it didn't fit, depending on size of the ball. Then spray-painted it, free handed the black part, sprayed with sealant and hung with big bows

Suggested materials:

  • Hula hoop, exercise ball, metallic spray paint. Black craft paint. Spray sealant.  (exercise ball, metallic spray paint. Black craft paint. Spray sealant.)

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3 questions
  • Kristin Stinnett
    Kristin Stinnett
    on Nov 29, 2016

    How did you put the bows on and hang them? Love this idea!

  • Cheyenne
    on Dec 1, 2016

    What did you use as a hanger? How did you secure the hanger to the bells??

    • Heidi Nash Nelson
      Heidi Nash Nelson
      on Dec 2, 2016

      I used a plant bracket or shelf bracket and attached it to a wooden planter box on the outside of my house. Then I hung the bill with fishing line and wire.

  • Don3573561
    on Nov 27, 2017

    what kind of spray paint and or sealer? Mine wouldn't dry! I had a sticky mess! Love this idea! Please help!!
    • Heidi Nash Nelson
      Heidi Nash Nelson
      on Nov 27, 2017

      Since I did these last year, not sure my memory is correct, but I probably used Krylon metallic spray paint and then for the black maybe an acrylic craft paint. And then I probably sprayed it with a polyurethane spray to coat it.

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  • Becky H
    Becky H
    on Nov 28, 2016

    Great idea and well executed!

  • Lupita Cavazos-Garcia
    Lupita Cavazos-Garcia
    on Dec 1, 2019

    This is so creative and beautiful! Please tell us how you attached bows and hung them

    • Cathy Smith
      Cathy Smith
      on Dec 21, 2019

      I just saw this wonderful project also. It looks like the bows are made out of that stiff mesh ribbon. I would attach them with glue and you could also make a hanger out of rope and attach with glue also.

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