Santa Bell Ornament

By Noreen Doll.

Use red bells to make a quick and easy Santa bell ornament.

I found the bells on clearance after Christmas last year. This year I have seen them for $6.99 for 6 bells. Use a 40% off coupon.

I found the idea for the Santa ornament here, but changed it a little. When I was looking for red balls, I found these bells and fell in love with the idea of using them instead.

The bell was dwarfed by such a large piece of fur, so I used a thick chenille stem instead.

And I preferred the white fur to be under the belt, as it is on Santa’s coat.

Here’s what you need to make a fun Santa bell ornament.

1 red bell

1 Thick White Chenille Stem (or 2 or 3 white pipe cleaners twisted together)

Black Electrical Tape

Aluminum Foil Tape (found in the duct tape area of Walmart, etc.)

What You Do

1. Cut a piece of electrical tape about 3/8 inch wide and long enough to fit around the center of the bell with a little overlap.

2. Place the tape next to and just above the rim that goes around the center of the bell.

Start the electrical tape in front and a little off center, so that one side of the belt buckle will cover the edge of it.

I found the tape went on nice and smoothly if I stretched it a little while I was applying it. Use your thumbnail to smooth all the edges nicely.

3. Cut a square of the silver tape a little larger than the width of the belt ( about 1/2 to 5/8 inch square).

4. Cut out the center of the square and apply it to the front of the bell, covering the edge of the black tape with one side of the buckle.


5. Cut a thick white chenille stem long enough to fit around the bell just under the rim – leaving enough overlap to twist the ends together.

Notice how much thicker the stems are than a regular pipe cleaner (shown in the bottom of the photo).

Shape the chenille stem into a circle and twist the ends together.

Check the fit and make sure it fits snuggly just under the rim of the bell, and adjust if necessary.


7. Dot some hot glue in a few places around the bell just under the rim and slide the pipe cleaner circle onto the bell. Press it into the hot glue.

Make sure the twisted ends are in the back of the Santa bell ornament.


You may not be able to find the thick chenille stems, and can substitute regular white pipe cleaners by twisting two or three together.

Cut 2 or 3 pieces of pipe cleaner long enough to fit around the bell with an extra inch or two to allow for twisting and overlapping the ends.

Twist the pieces together gently.

6. Overlap the ends of the pipe cleaners and twist together, forming a circle that is the same size as the bell just below the rim.

Check the fit on the Santa ornament and adjust if necessary.

7. Dot some hot glue in a few places around the bell just under the rim and slide the pipe cleaner circle onto the bell. Press it into the hot glue.

Make sure the twisted ends are in the back of the Santa bell ornament.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love this! I hope you’ll stop by and add this and any other posts you’re proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  2. This is brilliant, I have some of these bells in the cupboard, what a great idea.
    Maria Crafty Chic

  3. So cute! Love this idea, it would be great for kids too!

  4. So cute! Christmas will be here before we know it 😉

  5. Cute and crafty project! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  6. I have to pin this, this is an adorable project to do with the kids! I think even an non crafter like me could do this!

  7. This is soooo cute! I will be saving this for our Xmas crafts!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

  8. How cute! Great job!

  9. So smart to be planning ahead. It will be here before we know it. Darling project. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  10. So cute and easy. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  11. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    So fun! These would make great neighbor gifts.

  12. Such a cute idea.

  13. Love this! I so want to get an early start on my holiday crafting this year and these will be perfect for a kids project. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  14. This is a very cute and creative ornament! I’m pinning this for sure!

  15. I love Santa’s Belt decorations! That’s the theme I use in my Christmas Decorations. I’d like to invite you to share this at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at Hope you can join in on the fun!

  16. Oh, it’s a bell. How clever! Pinned this!

  17. So adorable! I love decorations that are fun and unmistakably festive :)

  18. What a brilliant idea & so original

  19. Oh, this is adorable! Such a clever idea!!!


  20. great idea and very gorgeous results. I’ll try it. And the Santa-bells are fantastic. Ciao. Tina

  21. I just love this idea! And I think the Chenille stems make it! Thanks for linking up at my Some Kind of Wonderful party! These sure are wonderful!

  22. Your santa ornaments are fantastic. New subscriber! Would love for you to link them up to

  23. Really cute idea!! Would be doable for my kiddos too which makes it even better in my book:)

  24. I love this ornament!

    Submarine Sunday Link Party @

  25. Really cute idea!

  26. Cute and Clever I love santa decor!

  27. darling idea! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Oh this is just lovely. I made something similar last year using yarn and styrofoam balls. I think this is better by far. Just love it. Would love to have you come and link up to my Ornament Party,too. Best wishes, Linda

  29. What a cute idea and so clever! I’m hosting a craft/recipe party and would love for you to submit this! :)


  30. Neat ornament Noreen – a Santa bell – I love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  31. Oh I love, love!!! Great idea and I love the look!
    This week on the CSI Project it is all about Christmas! It can be anything as long as its Christmas, so come on over. The link up begins on Wednesday.

  32. Such a cute idea! It’s so simple, but I love it!

  33. Adorable and so easy! Love this idea:)


  34. Absolutely adorable!

  35. This is adorable! Have a great week! :)

  36. Oh my cuteness! This is not only adorable, but also soo simple! What a great idea, and perfect for making with the kiddies 😀

    Thanks for sharing it!

  37. So cute! I love the idea of using a bell. Thank you for sharing the idea.

  38. Wow so genious idea! Love your santa ornament! Thank you for the inspiration and have a lovely day :-)

  39. Noreen, this is just so cute!!!

    Natasha @

  40. That is a really cute idea. The ornaments are very charming. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 & Caution! Twins at Play!

  41. This is such a fun craft! And it would make a perfect neighbor gift!!

  42. These are very cute! I’m pretty sure my son would enjoy making these too!

  43. This is so cute. I must try one. A whole tree would look so good. Thanks for sharing.

  44. I have been seeing this everywhere this week and it keeps catching my eye! So cute!

  45. I’ll be featuring this idea tomorrow morning!

  46. Love this activity! You are being featured today on my blog – 12 Festive Family Friendly Ornaments! Woot! Come see your feature. I also gave your post a pin in my Christmas Crafts & Recipes Pinterest Board.

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season.


  47. this ornament is really cute :)

  48. This Saturday I have to have an ornament to take to our Women’s ministry Christmas Swap Breakfast. I have found this at the perfect time. Quick, really cute, and under $5…PERFECT!

  49. Congratulations! This post is featured today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or at the Party page. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  50. Very cute! A great activity for kids this Christmas! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing; we love having you join us each week! See you soon!
    Mackenzie :)

  51. Totally adorable. I want to make some for our tree. I am featuring this at

  52. very cute!! I love the finished ornament :)

    Thanks for linking up to “20 Below Thursday”! :)

  53. Very creative thinking to get to Santa from bell! Turned out soo cute! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  54. This is such a cute idea!

  55. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here

  56. I love this!!!!

  57. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Ho ho ho! So cute!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  58. Totally adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee’s), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  59. These bell ornaments are too cute! The kids would have so much fun making these!

  60. Diana Mattingly says:

    What a lovely idea for Christmas ornaments, and easy enough to do with some of the grandkids as well.


  61. Maureen Hardie says:

    Looks great. Was wondering if instead of pipecleaners, one could use the long glittery tinsel lengths that you decorate with, usually come in red, green gold silver etc. I have some pure white that I think will look neat as well. To make it fuller maybe it could be doubled.

  62. I didn’t use the thin pipe cleaners. I used the thick chenille stems, which were a perfect size for the bell. You could certainly try the tinsel that you mention.

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