Family Jewelry Christmas Tree

Wondering what to do with those pieces of costume jewelry you inherited, or broken pieces of jewelry you can't bare to part with? Turn them into a fabulous memento you can cherish.
This is a one-of-a-kind keepsake of jewelry belonging to my mother and other family members.
The tree is very easy to make using a Styrofoam cone, and either gluing or pinning the pieces on.
This is an old brooch that belonged to my mother. Not valuable but very sentimental.
I placed a picture of her inside of it. Making this tree extra special.
I used glitter glue to fill in any spaces after I had finished adding all the jewelry pieces. This gave the tree a sparkly effect. I placed the finish tree on a small urn pedestal.
What a beautiful keepsake that I will truly treasure.

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 06, 2018

    I would like to try this, I was wondering if you can paint the cone (gold) before attaching the jewelry? Beautiful TY

  • Sandy Nation Sandy Nation on Sep 27, 2019

    What type of glue do you use?


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  • Marissa Morin Marissa Morin on Nov 26, 2016
    The tree is very pretty. I have seen several Christmas trees done in picture frames with all rhinestone jewelry and small Christmas lights. They were beautiful. The lights made the jewelry sparkle beautifully.

  • Nerissa Nerissa on Mar 06, 2019

    Yes I am inspired! I have been looking for something to use my jewelry pieces bits and the one earing of pairs that I found. Thank you.