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Jingle Bell Door Knob Hanger

Every year I always tell myself I am going to get a head start on Christmas decorating and shopping so that I am prepared when the holidays roll around.  It would feel good to be able to sit back and enjoy the season with less rushing around and an endless “To-Do” list.

Every year,  I fail!

This year I made it a priority to start on a few projects.  Even though I may not be in my house this Christmas, I still wanted to make this little jingle bell door knob hanger. It makes a cute little hostess gift as well as a fun little project to make with your kids.

Jingle Bell Door Hanger. Make this cute little jingle bell door hanger to bring in the sound of Christmas to your home this year. Make it now so you will have it in time for the hoilday season

For me Christmas is not Christmas without hearing the gentle sound of tingling jingle bells.  I have a few sleigh bell door knob hangers that have been passed down to Ed and I, but they are red. I like to decorate with bright colors which was the reason I made mine using pink and green felt.

How to Make a Jingle Bell Door Knob Hanger

supplies needed: 

  • 2 pieces of felt
  • Jingle Bells
  • Embroidery floss
  • Large eye needle
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate to make template
  • Ruler

 

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1. Trace and cut out 2 circles from felt, 5 inches across.

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2. Trace a circle 2-1/4 inches across in the center of the circles.

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3. Cut circles out with scissors.

How to make a jingle bell doorknob decoration.

4. Sew two circles together using a blanket stitch.  Leave a 2-inch opening along inside seam.

How to sew a blanket stitch on fabric

Sewing a blanket stitch is a very easy way to finish the edge of the hanger. Here is how to do it: Bring the needle out along the edge of the felt. Insert the needle above and to the right of the starting point and bring it out in line with the last stitch of fabric edge, keeping the thread behind the needle point. Continue working from left to right and top to bottom.

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4. Stuff batting in to wreath to fill.  Sew opening closed.

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5. Space jingle bells around the ring, mark placement with pins.

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6. Sew bells on. Hide knots in thread by tucking them inside the seam of wreath.

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Hang over door knob. Bells will jingle whenever you open or close the door. :-)

Merry Christmas in July!  :-)

Do you want to get an early start on the holidays?  Here are a few more decorating and handmade gift ideas to get you started.

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Mason Jar Gift Bag to hold monetary gifts or jewelry.

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Recycle old book pages or scrapbook paper into a paper holly leaf garland complete with holiday glitter.

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Decorate your tree with your favorite people. These scrap fabric ornaments are easy to make while you are sitting by a pool or beach this summer.  If you don’t have any scraps of fabric, you can make similar photo ornaments using slide mounts as I did in this post: Glittery Christmas Tree Ornaments

For more Christmas Decorating Ideas see my Holiday Decorating Project Gallery

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13 Comments

  1. …you are ahead of the curve! and I’ve never seen you do a project that wasn’t a good project to do! I guess I’d better start thinking about Christmas too.
    …and a Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth – I have tried to simplify my Christmas decor to only using things I love or that makes my family happy. We can never have enough jingle bells. :-)

  2. thank you Diane – these are just wonderful- my grandaughter and I now have some summertime projects!

  3. I love the jingle bell idea. I am Jewish and can’t seem to figure a way to make that work with Chanukah. However, my Sister celebrates Xmas so I will make it for her. I can’t wait to make it!!! Thanks

    1. Thanks Kathy – It makes a nice gift, your sis will love it. Why not make one for yourself with blue felt and silver bells? You can call them Chanukah Bells XO :-)

  4. That’s really very nice. I would love to try that. I’m a plus size fashion designer and I love diy artistic work.