The children painted the pots red and green on the outside. (I had put their name and the year on the inside). The pots were allowed to dry and some modge podge put on after for gloss. The jingle bell was strung onto the pipe cleaner which was tied and knotted so to let the bell hang just below the edge of the pot. The two ends strung through the hole in the pot and twisted together. Ready for hanging on the tree.