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How-To Make Holiday Ornaments

What You'll Need: small terra-cotta flowerpots; acrylic craft paint in assorted colors; wire; assortment of small bells

Step 1: Paint each pot white, and let dry. Then personalize the pots with painted polka dots and other playful designs.

Step 2: After the paint dries, position each pot with the drainage hole on top. Thread both ends of a 10- to 12-inch piece of wire through the drainage hole, forming a loop for hanging. (Ribbon or raffia can be substituted for wire.) Holding the outside loop in place, bend and twist one end of the inside wire to form a knot larger than the drainage hole. Leave enough wire past the knot to thread a bell.

Step 3: Attach a bell to the remaining inside wire, pulling the bell to the center of the pot. Twist and tie the excess wire around the top of the bell to secure. Trim wire as needed.

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