Spun Cotton Bells at low, wholesale level prices. SPUNNYS bells are imported from a German family-owned manufacturer and come in 6 different sizes. They are great to make little ornaments and vintage style decorations. Paint them, add glitter, glue them to other materials – spun cotton bells are very versatile craft materials.
- Smooth bell – small – 26 mm tall x ø 25 mm
- Smooth bell – medium – 31 mm tall x ø 30 mm
- Smooth bell – large – 39 mm tall x ø 38 mm
- Ribbed bell – small – 21 mm tall x ø 20 mm
- Ribbed bell – medium – 32 mm tall x ø 30 mm
- Ribbed bell – large – 40 mm tall x ø 37 mm
SPUN COTTON BELLS: PROJECT IDEAS
Spun Cotton Bells: Frequently Asked Questions
Spun cotton bells are very good materials to make hanging ornaments with: they are lightweight, they are easy to paint, and some of them (like the small ribbed bells) have the hole on top instead of at the bottom.
To attach a string hanging loop to a bell with the hole on top, simply fill the hole with glue and insert the string loop (preferably the end of the loop where the knot is).
The ornaments can then be finished with glitter and a clear coat such as a gloss medium. The gloss medium will make the bells shine and will prevent the glitter from falling off.
Spun cotton bells and spun cotton shapes in general are relatively sturdy because they have a solid core of paper. The smaller the shape, the sturdier.
Any paint that works on paper will work on spun cotton shapes. We like to use acrylic paint because it dries very fast and once dry, it doubles as a protective layer around the shape.
To easily paint a spun cotton bell, the best way is to insert a bamboo stick into the shape and use the stick as a handle. To let the bell dry, one can simply rest the stick in a container such as a tall glass.
A hot glue gun works wonders because hot glue dries very fast. The two shapes only have to be held together for a few seconds for a solid bond to create. We feel like tacky glue creates an even stronger bond (its more liquid consistency allows it to penetrate the fibers of the bell shapes a little deeper) but tacky glue doesn’t dry as fast.