Dollar Store Christmas Bells Makeover
Okay, guys – I’m REALLY excited about this craft! I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate bells into our Christmas home decor but without breaking the bank!
I headed to Dollar Tree and found these bells and some rope and headed home. After some thought, I was pretty certain I knew what I was going to do!
The first thing I did was cut off the pretty red ribbon.
Next, I painted on black paint and then starting dabbing black paint on top of the painted area. I suppose only the dabbing was necessary, but for some reason in my head, I thought I should do both.
Look at the difference just by adding the black…
Gold paint was dabbed on next…
The bell was looking nice and antiqued…
The rope was next. I used tape to make it act like a needle so that it’d be easier to use through each tight space.
Next, I painted this dollar store curtain rod with gold paint. Once again, a lot of dabbing was involved…
I tied bells at unequal lengths onto the rod and moved the bells around until I was happy with how it looked.
…and voila! My happy little dollar store Christmas bells!!!
The curtain rod was $10.00 from another dollar store and each bell and bundle of rope was $1.25 each! For about $25.00, I was able to add so much charm to my fireplace. Bonus points if you have a shower curtain rod just lying around!
I’m so pleased with this project and I’d absolutely love to hear if you do one, too!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
PS… your Instagram link seems to be broken 🙂
Marie, this is STUNNING. You did an amazing job! I cannot believe the transformation!