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There’s nothing like the sound of sleigh bells around the holiday season.  I’ve hung these from doorknobs, laid them across mantels or a snow-covered piles of wood…I even put them on my horses when I go out on sleigh rides…it’s the best sound you’ll ever hear!

Tools & Supplies:

  • Old belt (I found mine at the thrift store)
  • A long leather cord (you can use a leather shoelace or buy cord at the craft store)
  • Bells
  • Leather hole punch or a hand drill with bits
  • Scissors

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I cut my belt a little shorter to the length I needed it for, but you can use the whole belt if you prefer

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With your hole punch (or hand drill), make holes where you want your bells

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Thread the cord through the leather

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Tie a knot in the cord on the backside of the belt

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Slide a bell onto the cord on the front side of the belt

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Now thread the cord back through the same hole

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Pull tight and thread the cord through the next hole, continuing as before

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When you’re finished it should all look like this.  Make sure the cord is tight in-between all the bells to prevent them from sagging.  Sometimes the cord can stretch a little so I go back and double check in-between all the bells before finishing.

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Tie a knot in the end of the cord and clip off the excess

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Finished!

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Happy Holidays!!

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