DIY Clay Christmas Bells

2 Materials
2 Hours

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!

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!

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  • Teresa Stephenson Teresa Stephenson on Dec 14, 2020

    Ma’am, I can’t to make these, but my question is did you leave an opening at the bottom of the bells?


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