Terracotta Christmas Bells

Terracotta Christmas Bells

These bells make great decorations for large function rooms as they are cheap to make and effective.

What you need

2 x 3″ Terracotta pots 3 large
Gold acrylic craft paint
Spray on varnish
Large Beads


Start by painting the pot in a base color. Suggested colors are green, red and gold. Tie a knot in one end of some cord.

Thread on one bead then tie a second knot about 1 inch higher then the first bead.

Thread the cord through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. The beads should hang on the inside of the bell, one being the bell clanger the other stopping the cord from going through the hole.

Once it is threaded through tie on a third bead to hide the drainage hole from the top view.

Cut the cord to a desired hanging length. Tie a loop for the hanger.

Your may want to try two of these hanging together to form a traditional two bell look.


  1. Cute idea! I would paint two mini pots (the kind as tall as your pinky), paint them both gold, dip in gold glitter, and tie together with a red or green bow. Sounds like a neat party favor or christmas ornament!! 🙂

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