DIY Recycled Bell Garland

by Homeroad
2 Materials
1 Hour

Never stop creating! Even if it means digging through the trash can in the morning! You never know what you'll find ...

This morning while tossing something into the kitchen trash can I noticed the shine of a few small metal cups... ??

I pulled them out and realized they were the empty cups from the Nespresso maker Santa dropped off at our house.

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I don't drink the espresso so these were a new find for me, my adult daughter is the coffee connoisseur.

The little cups are actually metal and reminded me of little bells!


I washed out the cups, made holes in the top and tried to figure out how I could make them into bells.

I decided it would be great if they could ring so I grabbed a few jingle bells and wired them to the inside of the cups.

The bells are pretty just as they are in different shades of metallic so there is no need to paint them.

The metal is thin so any dents can be smoothed out easily.

I ran thin wire through the jingle bell, around a tiny piece of toothpick, and through the hole in the top of the Nespresso cup.

The thin piece of toothpick lets the jingle bell hang lower inside the cup.

I used the wire that came out of the top of the cup to wrap around a small piece of ribbon.

Next I decided the bells should be hung on ribbon to create a small garland.

I tied each of the ribbons with the bells along another length of ribbon.

This came out so cute and it actually rings!!

The cups can be painted to make a garland for any season!

Bells may not be on your calendar right now but you can pin this project for later.

As for me, I think they're great for any season!

You can make a reclaimed wooden star like this one too, visit for the directions!!

Where would you hang bell garland?

I think they look great hanging with the easy Valentine Rag Wreath I just made.

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  • Ved22541913 Ved22541913 on Feb 12, 2022

    I have used the very small strings of lights in the pods to add to a Christmas wreath. Turned out very nice.

  • Bonnie Kelpe Bonnie Kelpe on Feb 12, 2022

    Can you use K-cups (which are plastic) and paint them with metallic paint?

  • Nanc Nanc on Feb 14, 2022

    How about not buying bad for the environment items and using a recyclable filter?

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  • Rhonda S. Balli Rhonda S. Balli on Feb 19, 2022

    You are so smart. What a really cute idea!!!

  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 27, 2022

    Thanks for a fresh look and ways to use more than one season. I kept wondering , “ Now how would you make that work,” and you would explain, almost like you could read my mind.

    I enjoyed this!


    • Homeroad Homeroad on Feb 27, 2022

      Thank you Kathy, that makes me so happy to hear!!! :) Follow my emails at :)