DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland

Our Christmas tree this year is one of my absolute favorites. In the past, we have always used a tree and ornaments that my mother in law handed down to us right after we got married. Don’t get me wrong, I was/am so thankful that we were able to use all of it while we needed it, but I was ready to start collecting a bit of my own Christmas tree decor.

Today I’m sharing the DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland that I wrapped around the tree. It’s such an easy project, just like my jingle bell strap, but I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s how I made it:

I started with 2 rolls of mesh ribbon from Hobby Lobby and a pile of muslin, which I ripped into 2 inch strips…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

To see how to rip the muslin into strips, click over here.

First, I unrolled the mesh ribbon and placed the muslin strip in the middle…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I just hot glued the two together and kept adding the muslin strips to the ribbon…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had the two rolls completed, I rolled them back up and placed a rubber band around them. The next day I added the jingle bells, which I bought at my local craft store.

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

I rolled out the mesh ribbon and added a dab of hot glue to the side of the jingle bell…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just pressed it onto the center of the muslin fabric…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

I spaced them about 3 inches apart and kept hot gluing them onto the fabric…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had them all glued on, I wrapped it around our tree.

Such a simple project with absolutely lovely results!

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love how the antiqued finish of the jingle bells contrast with the muslin fabric…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

And frosted berries…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

And kraft paper packages…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

But I really love how the lights still shine through the burlap mesh…

DIY No Sew Jingle Bell Garland by The Wood Grain Cottage

And even when I don’t want to wrap the garland around our tree every year (a girls gotta mix it up!), I can still think of so many ways to use it!

In the mean time, I’m enjoying evenings curled up on the couch with a cup of hot tea while I admire the tree. It’s the simple things around here…

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love this idea. I am totally crazy about your jingle bell strap and this looks fabulous too. Hugs, marty

  2. Shanya,

    Great idea! Simple and beautiful.

  3. Shayna,

    Thanks for sharing! So easy! I wondered if you glued or sewed.

  4. I love this idea! Think I’m going to incorporate it in my Christmas decorations when I move to my new home! It’s the simple things here too, love sitting with just the tree lit and some quiet music in the back ground. Reminds us to take time and be thankful for all we have!!

  5. What a creative, easy and WOW factor Christmas diy!!!! I couldn’t sleep so I have been finding new blogs in the wee hours of this morning… and have spent way way way tooooo much time on your stellar blog enjoying and drooling over your projects and home!!!! I’m adding you to my blogroll! Don’t want to miss another post!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hi Yvonne! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! :-D
      Now go get some sleep! ;)
      -Shayna

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! I just may have to try this…gorgeous photos to! How do you do it?!? Wishing you all, @ The WGC, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, & a BLESSED NEW YEAR in 2014!!! Its been a pleasure to be WGC fan;)
    Blessings & <3
    M

  7. Now that is adorable. It looks amazing on your tree too! Love it.

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