For years I have made door wreaths/bells using recycled Christmas cards
...using a template made from heavy cardboard..1. draw a circle using big mug/bowl..to make size you want
2. cut circle in half (this is the template now)
3. place 1/2 circle template on section of card that you want..cut out the beautiful part of the front of recycled Xmas cards.
4...make the cone/bell..string them at different intervals on thick Xmas Yarn(remember to make a large knot inside the cone/bell so it does not slip down
5...make loads of strings all different lengths...attach them to a big red velvet Xmas bow...and give them out as Door wreaths/decorations.
This picture was taken years ago at YellowPointLodge...at a girl's getaway weekend...I took 'my stuff' along and had quite a few people making them in the main room of the Lodge...
ALSO: I make these hanging bell wreaths..on a more personal level..using old photos of past Christmases...if you make them as a single tiny bell..they hang nicely on the Xmas tree.
Michael's Craft store is bringing in their Xmas 'stuff'..so watch for those red bows on sale.
see http://homefree.blogs.com for Karen's chimes made from the recycled lids of tin cans...AMAZING!