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DIY Sleigh Bells From An Old Belt

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh…..

There’s nothing like the sound of sleigh bells to remind us of the holiday season.  I’ve hung these DIY Sleigh bells 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!

DIY Sleigh Bells From An Old Belt – Tutorial

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

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

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

Thread the cord through the leather

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

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

Now thread the cord back through the same hole

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

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.

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


Happy Holidays!!

You can find my DIY Sleigh Bells From An Old Belt at the following Linky Parties:


DIY Christmas Jar Diorama


DIY Rustic Christmas Mason Jars & Crate


  1. I love this so much and happen to have a stash of old belts and bells! Great idea and love the rustic charm. Pinned 🙂

  2. I love how you did these bells from a belt. What a great idea and super tutorial.
    Please stop by Over The Moon party since you are being featured.
    Have a lovely week.

  3. Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  4. Audrey

    Wow, great idea! I want to make this for my front porch! Thank you for sharing your idea!

  5. Love it! Thanks for joining us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party, see you next week!

  6. This is such a great project, Tiffany! I love it! I’ll be featuring it at tomorrow’s Vintage Charm Party! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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