A collection becomes a display {how to make a jewelry/brooch wreath}

upcycled 06.11.15
Wouldn't this be cute with Christmas pins? Collecting takes a while but the result is a beautiful display. Using a styrofoam wreath, thrifted brooches, earrings, pendants, etc. my daughter and put together jewelry wreaths (a fun spin off of brooch bouquets) for a sparkly fun display. Attach using straight pins or hot glue. Materials include: pins, brooches, earrings, buttons, costume jewelry.
Difficulty: Easy
We prepared the styrofoam wreath by using DecoArt's Magikote. This creates a sturdier base.
  • Finished jewelry wreath.
We used straight pins to secure jewelry pieces. I also like that I can snag a brooch since they aren't glued down (but hot glue is also an option).

To see more: http://diyshowoff.com/2011/06/26/brooch-wreath-tutorialdiy-project-parade/

  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    I can't really explain it other than using two different size beads, and intertwining them to form a circle over and over, until you end up w/ a wheel. if I ever get my camera working again, I will try to post a picture. You can them put the "Wheel" on a
  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    Now I know what I can start making from the extra pieces I got when I bought jars, yes jars, of jewelry at the local Goodwill. I bought 2 entire mason jars for 7.99 each just for one piece of jewelry and the jar. one of the jars was a vintage blue one.
  • Bernice H
    Bernice H New York, NY
    Whoa!!!! What a find! Go wild kiddo! You will have to pull it out and show us the pieces!!!

    off to Spokane for the weekend, maybe I will get to their Goodwill, much better than ours,

  • Shelley Saffold
    I want to make one!!!!!
  • Carmela Taglialavore
    Carmela Taglialavore Manchester Township, NJ
    nice! I think I will make one too
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