So the first thing I'd did was take it apart.
There's a lot of good stuff there but not all of it is right for this particular craft.
First, I needed to make up a base. A few years back I got a heck of a deal on some Christmas tree garland. I think these were sold in 9 or 10 foot lengths. Each length of Garland can make three bases for these sleigh bell arrangements. Using wire cutters I cut each Garland into three somewhat equal lengths. This is crafting so we don't have to be precise. Only one section is needed per arrangement. The rest will be used for more sleigh bell arrangements.
With the (approximately) 3 foot section of garland, I formed a loop and connected the ends to each other. I stretched it out flat as shown in the photograph of the base. Since the harness will go down the center of the arrangement, all of the little evergreen branches should be bent to go towards the outside. However a few need to be bent towards the inside forming a ladder effect as shown in the base picture. This maintains the shape of the base and gives the sleigh bell harness something to rest on.
The gold pick containing a nice assortment of sparkly stars, gold lame leaves, gold painted sticks and festive balls was probably in the bottom of a clearance bin at JoAnn's after Christmas one year. Yes I am a faithful clearance bin shopper. Unfortunately I only had one of these picks so I took it apart.
This soft cream color was working so well I decided to slip in those smaller flowers which were saved from the original arrangement. The stems of these flowers have no wire in them at all making them difficult to arrange in just the right spot. Without wire, the flowers tended to bunch together thus creating a larger visual effect than desired.
Wrapping wire around the individual stems allows for more flexibility in the arrangement.
I did this with the leaves that came off of the original arrangement as well. The gold tone of these leaves is a pleasing subtle accent in this arrangement. (To achieve this look on leaves take gold metallic spray paint, spray it directly to a paper towel, and work it into just the bristle tips of a dry brush. Give the leaves a couple of soft and quick swipes with the brush.)
Here's the finished arrangement on the wall. I utilized the loops of ribbon from the original arrangement as well, even fashioning a bowl out of three of them to give this arrangement a final bit of dressy flair. One of the nice things about this style of arrangement is that it can be attached to existing wall art. In this case the arrangement is attached to all wrought iron cross that was purchased from Hobby Lobby and permanently adorns in my great room. I'm a huge fan of not having to undo a room just to decorate it for Christmas.
The unused dusty pink rose as well as the three sparkly gold tone pairs wait their turn in the bin of wonderful treasures. Back on the shelf it goes until the next wave of inspiration hits.
There are more sleigh bells to come so watch for yet another sleigh bell post.