Day 10: Sleigh bells
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you! I’ve never been on a sleigh ride, but it should be something on my bucket list. It does sound lovely doesn’t it?
For day 10 we created a sleigh bell to hang on your front door. Making sure that you hear all your holiday guests as they arrive at your home. And maybe even Santa!
- Red leather (we bought ours at Peggy Sue Also on Etsy)
- 1.5″ binder ring clip
- Leather rivets and setter kit
- Leather punch
- 10 regular size jingle bells
- 40″ long matching red leather or waxed cotton cord
Cut a strip of leather 1.5″ wide x 20″ long. Measure 1″ from one end and fold the end over (wrong sides touching.)
With the wrong side of the leather facing up, measure .5″ from the end and make a small mark with your pen. Punch a small hole through the touching leather pieces using the small hole on your punch. Refold the leather at the 1″ mark and punch through the other side.
Insert the leather fastener through both sides and hammer to secure the fastener.
Insert and close the binder ring through the loop you just created.
Round off the edges slightly.
Flip the leather strip over and measure 1.5″ down from the fastener and make a small mark.
From that first mark measure every 1.5″ and make a mark until you have 10 marks total. Punch 2 small holes .25″ apart at each mark.
Measure your leather string and cut 10, 4″ pieces.
Once you are done punching the holes thread a 4″ piece of leather string through one hole, the bell and through the other coming out the back.
Tie the leather string on the backside of the leather tight and trim off the ends.
Using your scissors, round off the corners on the end of the leather strip.
Hang on your front door so you can hear Santa coming to visit! Oh wait…Santa comes down the chimney right?