Repurpose Jewels into Christmas Decorations
Chatelaine magazine cover December 2012
I love brooches. They are one thing anyone can wear with anything. You can pin them on a jacket, a scarf, or up in your hair. Brooches give you endless possibilities for adding a little sparkle, or some extra colour to whatever you are wearing, for any occasion. I don't think brooches get enough attention in the fashion world. Likely, that's because most of the fashion types are thin and don't have to consider drawing attention away from less than thin fingers, less than thin faces and chins and... you get the idea.
But, you can soon have a lot of brooches and no great way to wear more than one at a time. So, repurposing a brooch collection is a wonderful thing. Especially when it gives you a way to show more of them off in a big way. Earlier, I posted about making a brooch bouquet
When I noticed the latest issue (December, 2012) of Chatelaine magazine I think my eyes glittered and my fingers grabbed it up quick. Right on the cover was a beautiful wreath for Christmas - decorated with glittering, sparkling brooches! What a perfect idea for bring some extra Christmas bling into your home.
As I was looking I found a second idea for making Christmas trees inside a frame with brooches too. I've got photos of the Christmas trees below, I found them on Etsy as finished projects for sale. But, you could make your own. It mostly depends on having a lot of brooches.
Repurpose Jewels Another Way
- Make your own Brooch Bouquet
Once upon a time brooch bouquets were a wedding thing. Not any more. Make your own brooch bouquet from any jewellery for any occasion.
Patterns and Ideas for a Brooch Wreath
How to Make a Christmas Tree from Brooches
Make the Brooch Christmas Trees Too
Look at these Christmas trees. Wouldn't you like to have one for yourself?
Find more brooches at thrift stores and eve a few could be found in dollar stores, if they have a good clasp. Ask family and friends if they have brooches which they don't wear and would give to you.