How to Make a Bell Cone Door Decoration

This pretty decoration makes a lovely change from the usual door wreath––it's a cascade of bells in cone-shape formation and a huge pretty bow. It's really easy to make but incredibly effective when on display. Plus, your door will tinkle every time it's open and closed!

Steps

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    Assemble the items needed for this project. These are listed below under "Things You'll Need".
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    Turn the Styrofoam triangle so that the widest part is at the top, the tip at the base. Before beginning to add the bells, wrap a ring of flexible wire around the foam, about three quarters of the way up. Twist at the back and form a loop to hang the finished wreath from. The bells will be added working around this wire, simply shift them around it as you proceed.
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    Starting at the base, fasten the bells to the tip. Slip a florist's pin through the bell's little loop and push into the Styrofoam. The first bell should dangle straight out of the tip straight, while the next bells can be angled around and face sideways.
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    Continue pinning on the bells. Aligned with the tip bell, have one row go straight up to the top of the Styrofoam with all the bells facing straight ahead. For the remaining bells, continue each row out to the sides and work your way to the top. The bells should appear to be flowing or cascading down as a pretty bunch.
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    Fold the ribbon into a beautiful large bow. Slip a little wire through the knot base and pin to the top of the Styrofoam. Also glue into place, to ensure that it doesn't flop about.
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    Hang the bell cone from the loop at the back.

Things You'll Need

  • Triangle of Styrofoam
  • Small metallic bells (silver, gold or colors such as red and green)
  • Florist's pins
  • Extra-wide ribbon in a beautiful color or design
  • Flexible wire
  • Strong craft glue

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Categories: Christmas Decorations