I’ve been seeing these decorative Christmas bells all over the internet and they’re so cute! Before buying them, I of course had to see if I could make any myself. Turns out they were very easy and inexpensive to make, and I think they turned out awesome!
DIY Clay Christmas Bells
What you’ll need:
Air dry clay
Black spray paint
Gold Rub and Buff
Step 1: Make “bells”
First I shaped my bells out of clay. I went with a rounded shape, but you can do whatever you want! I made 3 bells, 3 rods to act as the hanging pieces in each bell, and 4 round balls for decoration (not shown). Don't forget to poke holes in everything before they dry.
Step 2: Spray Paint
Once the clay is completely dry (mine took 48 hours), spray paint everything black. This gives a good base for the Rub and Buff, and will help with that antique look.
Step 3: Rub and Buff
This stuff is awesome! A little goes a long way. First I was using a napkin to apply it, but then I realized an old T-shirt worked much better. I used the color Antique Gold.
Step 4: String ‘em up!
Use some twine to tie up your bells. I ties them at all different lengths, then displayed them on the mantle with our stockings.
Another win for air dry clay!