Written by Kate Curry
Witch bells have been used for hundreds of years to ward off negative spirits and are common to find in everyday homes. These bells will jingle whenever the door or window they’re hung off of are opened. The sound of the bells will let you know that someone is entering your space - both wanted and unwanted!
Many Wiccans have some kind of spiritual chant to go along with their bells!:
“Little Bells on my door
Let evil spirits come no more
Guard my home from negativity
Only let through good energy”
Thankfully, if you feel you need a little less negative energy in your space, these bells are wicked easy to make.
- A hoop or a small wreath circle. I’ve seen other pagans use thick rope as well!
- Yarn. I used a mix of our Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn and our Lace Weight Silk Yarn.
Step 1: Prep Your Yarn
Measure out how long you want your yarn strands to be and cut to the desired length. There is no specific length requirement, so feel free to go for different lengths! My measurements are:
Sari Ribbon Yarn in Pickled Pear: 14 inches long
Sari Ribbon Yarn in Vintage Ivory: 9 inches long
Sparkle Lace Weight Silk Yarn in Watercolors: 6 inches long
Step 2: Thread The Bells
Thread your yarn/ribbon through the bell and pull it through so the bell is in the center of your yarn/ribbon.. Knot the two ends of the yarn or ribbon together
Step 3: Attach Your Fiber
Attach the ribbon to the circle with a simple loop.
Step 4: Add Some Texture
Give your circle some texture and fullness. I cut some more lengths of yarn and ribbon and used a reverse larks head knot to give the bells some more texture!
Step 5: Add Any Extra Bling You'd Like!
All done! You can add flowers, charms, or any other decoration to your bells to give it the look you want! I also wrapped the yarn around the rest of the circle so it didn’t seem as naked.