Repurposed Vintage Mold Christmas Bells

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These are by far my favorite repurposed Christmas ornament to own and to make!

Vintage jello mold Christmas bells with key dinger

Several years ago after finding a bunch of vintage jello molds at a garage sale, I searched the internet for ideas. I combined a few of the ideas I found and added a few touches of my own. These beauties have keys as the dinger that make a beautiful Christmas sound. 

While I've used vintage jello molds in repurposed projects before, I hadn't tried Christmas bells yet. You can see them here...



Apparently they were a hit because I sold them all!

This year while on a visit to NYC I happened upon a box of vintage molds at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. This place runs most of the year and those guys out there were freezing! This flea market is my old stomping ground for our episode of HGTV's Flea Market Flip. You can read all about that here. 

Set of Vintage jello mold Christmas bells with key dinger

The minute I got home I whipped up a new batch of bells and this time I will be sure to save a few for myself! 

Repurposed jello mold bells into Christmas bells with key dinger

If you are interested, I added a set of 3 to my Etsy Shop
They make great gifts and the sound they make when they ring is so pretty! 


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10 comments

  1. love, love, love your christmas ornaments - always unique and irresistible esp. in art fairs, i bet !! you always come up with the coolest combinations of stuff that turns into something wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much Dean that is so kind of you to say! I hope I can inspire you to make your own or to get creative with other repurposed items. :)

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  2. So cute! I have some of these old jello molds and I never know what to do with them. This is super adorable.

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    1. Give it a try Kristy! It is fun and I've made and sold a ton of them... everyone loves them.

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  3. Susan, you are the star of DIY makeovers! These are adorable and so unique.

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    1. Thank you so much Sugar. Happy Holidays!

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  4. Love what you did with these molds! Great score, by the way:) I would have loved to go that flea market (I'm an east coast girl at heart). Also great idea to use the key as a ringer! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Could you tell us what you used to make the Christmas bells? So pretty and great gifts. Can't tell what ou used for the handles, but I love them!

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    1. Hi Vickie
      Sorry for the delay... the bells are just strung on a length of wire. I strung it through the bells, grabbed the key then back through the top. I added buttons then looped it off. Hope that helps!

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