Christmas Bells From Dollar Store Plastic Bells

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$4
45 Minutes
Easy

I think these bells pass for "metal looking". I wanted an aged silver look and I'm happy with How they turned out!

I decided to use them in a swag on my door as opposed to a wreath but honestly you could use these bells in garland, wreaths, swags, etc.....

*Keep in mind that I did not have room to write out Christmas, so I wrote X-mas instead.*

This is what they originally looked like. They are larger than they appear. I'd say they are a bit bigger than a red solo cup. How about that gaudy gold?!! 😖

I spray painted them black first.

I then gave them a coat of matte silver paint.

After the silver dried, I took a dry paint brush and randomly stippled a light grey on them.

I dry brushed a little bit of black in a few spots.

I wanted more of an aged effect so I took a crumbled up paper towel and dabbed it in the light gray again and pressed it all round.

I threw together a door swag with left over faux greenery and ribbon. I also made the little sign out of scrap wood. I then attached my bells with floral wire. I'm loving this look on my front door!!


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  • Kim Fox Sawalich Kim Fox Sawalich on Nov 24, 2020

    Looks great

  • Debby Debby on Nov 16, 2021

    Why did you take Christ out of Christmas ? On your little wood sign

  • Debbie Debbie on Nov 17, 2021

    Why was it necessary to paint them black first if you were going to dab black on them later and not use the technique where you sand off the silver to reveal the black?

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