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

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/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Z
    on Nov 13, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful. I once used vintage family brooches and earrings as ornaments on a small Christmas tree.

    • Z
      on Dec 12, 2013

      Thank you @Bobbie.

  • Creatively Living
    Creatively Living Richland, WA
    on Nov 13, 2012

    So beautiful!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR
    on Nov 13, 2012

    this is so cool! I love bling, and you can still use the pieces I suppose, sort of artistic storage? How long did it take?

  • DIY Show Off
    DIY Show Off Pittsburgh, PA
    on Nov 13, 2012

    Thanks, ladies! Yes, Bernice...it's is 'storage' too, especially since i used straight pins if needed and not hot glue. Putting it together probably took a few hours. Collecting enough pieces (hunting for bargains at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, etc, trying to keep cost down because it can add up!) took quite a few months.

  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Nov 13, 2012

    What you created is just .... I can't think of another adjective besides beautiful, gorgeous, etc. I recently started beading and learned to make "Wheelies.," but they are nothing like this!!

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