Who’s ready to start getting in the holiday spirit? As the end of this crazy year draws near, I’m so excited about curling up with a blanket, some hot cider, and the brand new Countdown to Christmas movie premieres on the Hallmark channel! Tonight is the very first one, Jingle Bell Bride, starring Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe Jr., and hubby and I are so ready for it! Julie plays a wedding planner, Jessica Perez, who flies to Alaska in search of a special flower for a celebrity client’s big day. Of course, she needs some help, so a handsome local lends a hand. (See more about the movie and watch a trailer here.)
To kick off our DIY Ornament Series, here’s an ornament I designed to go along with the movie. It features a Jingle Bell, in honor of the town’s Jingle Bell Festival, as well as a flower to represent the elusive Jingle Bell Bloom. I used poinsettias, but if you prefer to try and find flowers that look more like the ones in the movie, feel free!
JINGLE BELL BRIDE ORNAMENT
large jingle bell (mine are colored polka dot ones from Hobby Lobby, but plain ones work too!)
hot glue gun/glue sticks
Step 1: Thread a piece of 1/8″ ribbon through the top of the bell and tie a knot.
This will be the ornament’s hanger. I chose green ribbon, but you can use any color you prefer. You can also use twine or silver cord.
Step 2: Tie a piece of the wider ribbon around the hanger and make a bow.
I used white ribbon on my red and green bells, and red ribbon on the white bell. Trim the ends of the bow.
Step 3: Glue a flower to the center of the bow.
I got these glittered paper poinsettias from Hobby Lobby. Paper, silk, or felt flowers will all work well for this project.
I had fun making these in several different colors, and I’m having a hard time choosing which one is my favorite! I think Julie Gonzalo and Ronnie Rowe Jr. would like them all, don’t you think?
I also like that this project is very quick, requires no special skills, and makes a great, inexpensive addition to any Christmas tree. It would also look adorable tied onto a package. What do you think?
If you make your own Jingle Bell Bride ornament, I’d love to see a photo; be sure to share it over in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group (along with any of your other current projects) so we can all be inspired! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the second ornament in the series, which goes along with the second movie premiere, Chateau Christmas. See you then!