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Paper bell garland for New Year

The festivities have not dampened my children’s desire to craft. We managed to squeeze in another quick New Year craft which I wanted to tell you about. We made a sweet little paper bell garland for New Year.

Paper bell garland for New Year

Equipment needed to make a paper bell garland:
gold coloured paper
scissors
pencil
pipe cleaners
sellotape
twine

How to make a paper bell garland:

Find something large and circular to draw around, I picked an old coffee jar, and drew and cut out 6 circles.

Find the top of each circle and make two folds to create the bell shape like this.

Cut a small length of pipe cleaner and sellotape in place inside each bell.

paper bell garlandStick the flaps of the bell down with a small piece of sellotape.

paper plate garland

We decided to hang our bells on some twine and they’re currently hanging above our paper plate New Year numbers.

paper bell garland

 

4 Comments

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    Lynette
    January 5, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    That’s so precious, I really miss making little crafts with my daughter. I must borrow my nephew!

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    Paola
    January 5, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Those are really cute bells! And so easy to make! Cool idea!

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    lisa prince
    January 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    another great idea , i Love how creative you are , i know where to come looking for the next event , Easters coming LOL,

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