Another Easy Ornament
When my niece was younger, we had an annual tradition where she would come to my house to make Christmas presents for her family. The year she was seven years old, we made these bell ornaments out of small clay pots. We used two layers (1 3/4" for the outside and 1 1/2" for the inside), but a single layer would work as well. It is super easy: 1) Paint the pots and let them dry a bit; 2) tie a bell to one end of a 12" to 14" piece of twine; 3) fold the twine in half (make sure the twine you have fits through the hole at the top of the pot when doubled); 4) make a knot on the inside of the pot at a length that keeps the bell inside the pot (if you use two pots, repeat this step for each pot); 5) add a bit of glue to the knot to keep it firm and prevent it from slipping through the hole in the pot; 6) add any extra decorations to the outside of the pot. We used Santa and snowman stickers, but you could also use sparkles or glitter if you prefer.
The last step is to tie a bow around the top of the pot to hide the inner workings. We used ribbon that had "Merry Christmas" printed on it, but there are endless options. Paper Source has some really cute tinsel ribbon that could work well depending on the color of the bell. I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday week!
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