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Ringing Silver Bells


Let your window coverings ring a musical note with silver bells suspended from the curtain rings by red ribbons.

What You Need:

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Let your windows jingle!

  • 12 silver bells (or other number desired; see Tips, below)
  • 15 yards of 1-1/2-inch wide red silk or satin ribbon
  • Measuring tape or yardstick
  • Step stool
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Measure ribbon length. Measure from the curtain rod to the position where you want a bell to hang. (In photo, bells are 1 to 2 feet from the rod.) For each bell, cut a piece of ribbon about 2-1/2 times longer than desired measurement.


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Hang bells at varying heights.

2. Thread ribbon onto curtain ring. Fold ribbon in half, passing the folded loop through the curtain ring. Bring ribbon tails through the loop and pull to tighten ribbon on ring.

3. Add bell. Thread a bell onto ribbon, adjust length, and tie securely. Repeat with remaining ribbons and bells.

Tips:

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Choose any kind of bell.

  • To determine how many bells you'll need, count the number of rings the curtains have. You can hang a bell from every ring, every other, just in the center, and so on.
  • Check crafts and gifts stores for bells; choose a style to suit your fancy and decor, or hang another type of Christmas bauble.

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