There’s nothing prettier during the holidays than vintage Christmas bells hanging on a greenery swag! I LOVE the look but not the price tag!! Luckily there’s an easy way to achieve the look on the cheap, using Dollar Tree bells! Let me show you how to create your own Dollar Tree Christmas bell swag!!
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Here’s what you need….
- Dollar Tree bells
- Dollar Tree Stickers
- Book Rings
- Gold Metallic Paint
- Gold Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum Hammered Spray Paint*
The first thing I’ll do is remove the greenery and berries from each bell. Be sure to save these pieces for future projects!!
Once all the greenery is removed I’ll give each bell a quick spray of the hammered silver spray paint. Be sure to spray the inside too. I sprayed a light coat to avoid runs, and then added a second and third light coat allowing dry time in-between.
While the bells are drying after that last coat, we’ll focus on painting the stickers and book rings gold.
Again, I painted about three coats on the stickers allowing dry time in between. I’ll be using the gold spray paint on the book rings and you could easily spray the stickers as well. I just chose to use the FolkArt paint I had on hand to cover the stickers.
Adding some gold bling….
Now that the paint is dry, I’m ready to attach the stickers with some E-6000. I used a craft blade to scrape the excess paint off from around the edges of the stickers.
I added four stickers first, then went back and added stickers in the spaces.
Once all the gold stickers are added I’m ready to add the a gold ring to the top of each bell.
Be surer to look at the top of each bell and insert the ring into the side with the biggest hole so you can push the largest part of the ring through easily.
Now that the bells are finished I’ll add a clear, matte top coat for extra protection but this step is optional.
Next up I’ll tie some greenery and berries together with string to add to the top of the bell.
The last thing I’ll do is add the greenery and a bow to this little Dollar Tree Christmas bell swag!!