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

Kim's board 6 days ago
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.
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/

  • Carmela Taglialavore
    Carmela Taglialavore Manchester Township, NJ
    nice! I think I will make one too
  • Betty Sides
    Betty Sides Lewisville, TX
    So precious! My Mother passed Feb. 1, 2015 and she had a lot of costume jewelry as well as some really nice things. I think I could make one of those for my bedroom and think of her everytime I see it! Thank you for sharing, I truly appeciate it! God
    • Tracy C
      Tracy C Laurel, MD
      Betty Sides Hi Betty, sorry about your moms passing. You could also use her jewelry to embellish a frame and put her picture in it. Hope you're doing well
  • Cyndi Neumann
    Cyndi Neumann Warne, NC
    Awesome Idea! I should try this just to see all the jewelry I have stored away!
  • Sue Hill
    Sue Hill Yankton, SD
    Take a look in the thrift stores. Sometimes they have large vases filled with costume jewelry. Lots and lots of projects in a find like that.
  • Tracy C
    Tracy C Laurel, MD
    I just go to yard sales and collect all year if the price is right. Going kinda crazy now because it's winter and very few indoor yard sales - sometimes an estate sale has costume jewelry cheap.
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