Hello friends. I hope you’ve been keeping well. While I type this, the snow is falling outside and it’s making Christmas so much more palpable.
Today I want to share with you these Vintage Christmas Bells and how I gave them this old patina.
I made a little cluster of them last year and you can see the video HERE.
I started with this plain gold bell. It’s nice the way it is, but I wanted to give it a little more character.
First I painted it black.
I then placed it in a plastic baggie and squeezed some gold paint and a little bit of bronze.
I then just used the plastic bag to spread the paint all over the bell until it was covered. It doesn’t have to be perfect at all. While the paint is still wet, I sprinkled some cinnamon and shook the bag to spread it all over the bell. Allow to dry and that’s it.
I found the cinnamon stays fairly well but you can spray it with sealant to make sure it stays put.
It looks so neat and it coordinates with the rest of my decor.
Here it is on the tree…
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