Friday, December 1, 2017

Vintage Jello Mold Bell Ornaments

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

These bell ornaments were so fun to make. With just a few things I already had (molds, keys and formica chips) and a the purchase of some large, metal washers, I was able to make these ornaments (and they really do RING!).  All are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.
The formica chips are something I use A LOT. They are free (although I do ask at my local hardware/Home Depot before taking them since I tend to take quite a few) and you they make wonderful gift tags or any kind of tag because you can paint them, cover with paper, etc. and they are sturdy.
I sprayed one side of these black. The other side I covered with paper. I printed out the words on the paper, cut to slightly larger than the chip and just glued the paper on. Next I used an emery board or sanding block to sand from front to back, removing the excess paper and creating a distressed edge.
The aluminum molds are very soft so it was easy to drill holes in the top for hanging.
The washers were a perfect fit for the top of these. I sprayed them red and attached with E6000.
I also sprayed the keys red.
Thread the key and chip through the opening in the top to form a hanger.
I love using parts of Scripture or music for these types of tags. 
These are all available in my Etsy Shop.  There are several different carols depicted on these and I think they'd make a wonderful gift for an ornament exchange, to decorate a package or as a hostess gift!

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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  1. Lauren, you are sooo clever! I'm not very skilled at crafts, so I'm always amazed at the projects you come up with.

  2. How fun! What a great idea to use vintage jello molds. Super creative! The attached cards look great on them.

  3. Very pretty and unique. I love the Vintage Jello molds and the red keys!

  4. Love these, Lauren! So extraordinary and imaginative using formica chips with jello molds and keys to make bells that actually ring! Amazing!

  5. So sweet. They remind me of ornaments from my grandmother's tree. I love it

  6. that is so clever!! I really like that,

  7. Oh, how neat to see all of the wonderful ideas and creativity! Have a blessed Christmas season, sweet friend!

  8. What a neat way to repurpose vintage jello molds!

  9. Love the addition of the red keys!! Love the addition of the tag too, reminding us of the real meaning of Christmas. You nailed it Lauren.

  10. What a great ornament, Lauren. I have some vintage jello molds that I could use for this fun project.

  11. I love these. I have several molds that I love to craft with, but I haven't made anything like this. Thanks for the post.

  12. What a fun project! Now I have something mew to look for at the thrift stores.
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  13. These are awesome! So unique and I've never seen anything like this.

  14. I love the vintage feel these ornaments have. They are very unique and a lovely addition to the tree.


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