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Repurpose Jewels into Christmas Decorations

Updated on December 28, 2014
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Laura likes retro, vintage, old things. Choosing to preserve or repurpose is her dilemma - can't change your mind once started.

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Chatelaine magazine cover December 2012

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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.

Already sold but nice to see how it came together.
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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.

Vintage Jewellery Trees

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      You don't need to have vintage brooches Sherry. Anything sparkly will be just great. I have a few actual vintage brooches the rest I picked up here and there. Even some of the cheap plastic stuff from a kid's birthday party looks fancy when it's with other sparkly brooches.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful and useful;thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wow, these are great ideas, and I can see the end possibilities here! For all seasons and occasions!! Great hub and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Wow! So beautiful. I´d love to make it, too. I just need more brooches so it might be next year Christmas to make it. Thanks for this very creative hub. Voted up and useful.

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      Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is a great idea! I have some old brooches I never wear.

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      If you are able to get the Chatelaine magazine (in Canada) it's right on the cover. They did a double cover so it may be the back cover, just flip it over and you can see the brooch wreath I first noticed in the magazine.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for sharing these great ideas with us. Decoratively beautiful. Voted up.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Wow! Those look spectacular. If only I had some of those vintage brooches.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wonderful hub packed with helpful suggestions, handy links and stunning pictures! They sure lend a touch of glitter and shine to Christmas. Pinned your hub for reference. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Beautiful and Interesting. Voted up & shared as Christmas is just one month away!

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Wow! So beautiful. Perfect timing for me, I am making a Christmas wreath for my mom. I am going to add a few jewels to it. Really great idea, thank you for sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What beautiful ideas! I'm scouting for brooches now. So creative and just wonderful. Voted up and across and will share.

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Between the bouquet and the wreath I need to find more brooches. :)

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      mours sshields 5 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very creative! I love ideas such as these!

      Marcia Ours

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