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Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament


Add a touch of soft color to your holiday decorations with this Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament made using yarn, ribbon and bells - fun and easy!

This example used red yarn and green ribbon:

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament finished in red and green

Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Crochet yarn size 10
  • Ribbon - organza 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches wide
  • Bells - 9 mm
  • Cardboard scrap 
  • Ruler 
  • Scissors

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament:

Cut a piece of stiff cardboard 3 1/2 inches long and wide enough to hold the yarn — at least 2 inches wide.

I used a scrap of corrugated cardboard and did not cut its width.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 1 cut cardboard

Cut the ribbon 30 inches long.

I used organza ribbon for its softness and its sheen.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 2 cut ribbon

Cut one piece of yarn 12 inches long.

Cut a second piece of yarn 24 inches long.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 3 cut yarn

Position the 12-inch piece of yarn along the top edge of the cardboard.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 4 put yarn on cardbard

Hold the end of the yarn from the spool even with the bottom edge of the cardboard.

Begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard and the 12-inch piece of yarn.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 5 begin wrapping yarn

Continue wrapping the yarn for 100 revolutions.

Cut the yarn even with the bottom edge of the cardboard.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 6 finish wrapping yarn

Pull the two ends of the 12-inch yarn even.

Tie a knot in the 12-inch yarn to secure the top of the yarn loops.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 7 tie knot

Tie a knot near the ends of the 12-inch yarn to form a hanging loop.

Trim the ends of the yarn, if necessary.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 8 make hanging loop

Insert the ribbon between the cardboard and the yarn loops.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 9 insert ribbon

Pull the ends of the ribbon until they are even.

Move the ribbon to the top of the cardboard under the hanging loop.

Tie a half knot in the ribbon.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 10 tie half knot in ribbon

Slide the yarn loops off of the cardboard.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 11 slide yarn off card

Wrap the 24-inch yarn around all of the yarn loops just below the ribbon.

Tie a knot to secure.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 12 secure with 24 inch yarn

Continue wrapping and tying knots in the 24-inch yarn to secure the yarn loops.

Stop when the ends of the yarn are just slightly longer than the yarn loops.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 13 tie securely

Thread the bells on the yarn ends.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 14 thread bells on yarn ends

Pull the yarn ends and tie a knot to secure the bells.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 15 secure bells

Insert the scissors in the bottom of the yarn loops and cut.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 16 cut yarn loops

Pull the two yarn ends from the bells and cut them evenly across the bottom of the tassel.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 17 trim yarn ends

Make the ribbon bow.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 18 make bow

Fold each ribbon end in half and trim the ribbon at an angle.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 19 trim ribbon ends

The Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament is finished and ready to display.

Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament step 20 hang to display

Yarn, ribbon and bells make a simple and colorful decoration for the holidays. This little ornament could also be used to decorate place settings, be a favor for guests or even be added as a bow and secondary gift on a package.

Have fun!

The Ribbon and Bell Tassel Ornament is fast, fun and easy, and is a great group project when making lots of inexpensive ornaments quickly.


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