Wow, I can’t believe it’s already day 10 of 25 days of crafts! Nothing sounds quite like Christmas as sleigh bells and so today we created our very own sleigh bell to hang on the front door.
DIY sleigh bells
- Red leather (we bought ours at Peggy Sue Also on Etsy)
- 1.5″ binder ring clip
- Leather rivets and setter kit
- Leather punch
- 10 regular size jingle bells
- 40″ long matching red leather or waxed cotton cord
Cut a strip of leather 1.5″ wide x 20″ long. Measure 1″ from one end and fold the end over (wrong sides touching.)
With the wrong side of the leather facing up, measure .5″ from the end and make a small mark with your pen. Punch a small hole through the touching leather pieces using the small hole on your punch. Refold the leather at the 1″ mark and punch through the other side.
Insert the leather fastener through both sides and hammer to secure the fastener.
Insert and close the binder ring through the loop you just created.
Round off the edges slightly.
Flip the leather strip over and measure 1.5″ down from the fastener and make a small mark.
From that first mark measure every 1.5″ and make a mark until you have 10 marks total. Punch 2 small holes .25″ apart at each mark.
Measure your leather string and cut 10, 4″ pieces.
Once you are done punching the holes thread a 4″ piece of leather string through one hole, the bell and through the other coming out the back.
Tie the leather string on the backside of the leather tight and trim off the ends.
Using your scissors, round off the corners on the end of the leather strip.
Ring the bells, you just made your own sleigh bells!
Hang them on your front door to welcome your holiday guests!
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