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December 24, 2015

DIY Jingle Bell Ornament

Happy Christmas Eve, Craftwell fans! I hope you are all ready to feast and open up all the presents tomorrow (Hope I'm not the only one who's thinking about that)! Before all that I have a project to share with you, last minute project before Christmas day! 

Last Sunday I went to Michaels to look for a present for my friend and you know it never ends well. I got more things than I needed. I saw this Jingle bells, bigger than the regular jingle bells and guess what, on sale! So here it is...Jingle Bells Ornament!

To create this you'll need:
- Two 3 x 4 and two 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" clear plastic sheets (reuse the plastic packaging box you have), and prepare one 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" for the cover
- Three medium size Jingle Bells
- Any gold patterned card stock (preferably winter themed) 
- A snowflake template (optional)
Craftwell Teresa Collins Metal Die Collection - Thankful Holidays
- Sharpie Marker (light blue)
- Elmers Spray Adhesive

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Alexia Misso Cycle 12 

First of all, die cut the gold patterned card stock with TC metal dies (four copies) and using spray adhesive, adhere the die cuts to plastic sheets. Two to the 3 x 4 and another two to the 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. Score and fold the excess on both sides of 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" plastic sheets (make sure you adhere the patterned card stock in the center), leaving enough room on all four sides to create the flaps about 1/4" on each side.

Using a snowflake stencil, airbrush the shape to create snowflakes on all four windows of the ornament. Assemble all four pieces together, connect each pieces through the flaps. After that, measure or trace the top on another clear plastic sheet to use as cover (reserve extra 1/2" for flaps).

String three Jingle bells together with twine, now you have to make two knots to ensure the bells stay in place. Tie first knot about 1.5 inches between jingle bells and insert into the center of the ornament. Cut a small "X" on top of the ornament cover which we created in previous step and string the end of twine through the "X". Here you will need to tie the second knot, right where the "X" is on the opposite side of those bells. Glue the cover to the box. Don't forget the bottom cover for the ornament too, trace/measure the sides on a patterned card stock (I used identical card stock for this project) and adhere to the bottom. 

Here you are!

I hope you like this project! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holidays! See you guys soon. Ho~Ho~Ho! -Alexia


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