I originally saw this Silver Bell Swag in a PB catalog in November…be still my Christmas-decoration-loving-heart. We hung wreaths on our front windows this year, so I knew I wanted something a little different for our front door. Enter this beautiful Silver Bell Swag inspiration!
The Christmas decorations in Joplin are a little slim these days – as we have almost an entire town of people that had to replace everything – so the closest I could come to the silver bells were these giant silver jingle bells from the Dollar Tree.
To start making my own Silver Bell Swag, I collected a bunch of sticks from a tree in our backyard that I bundled together with a zip tie…
This poor pup of ours thought that Christmas had come early for him when I brought all of the sticks in the house! He kept a very close watch to make sure I didn’t drop any sticks in the swag-making process.
To the bundle of sticks, I added 3 faux evergreen picks that I bought at Michael’s – they were 60% off of the $3.99 price! I was originally going to hot glue them in place, but I just stuck them here and there. The sticks were bundled together tightly enough that they held the picks in without needing any glue or wire.
I added a burlap bow to the top, tied the jingle bell on, and my knock off version was done! I originally bought 2 jingle bells, but the sound of the bells suddenly multiplied to sound like a mini version of the heavenly host as I was working on this during nap time! Ha! I was so afraid that I would wake Grayson up with my ridiculously loud jingle bells, so I just added one bell.
My version definitely isn’t as full as the PB version – it could use a few more sticks added to the base – but it works for me! Especially when it cost me around $6 instead of the $69 PB price!