Sunday, June 12, 2011

DIY Project Parade and Brooch Wreaths

I was recently inspired by Miranda Lambert's brooch bouquet that I first saw mentioned by my friend Miranda at Just Drink a Coke. Miranda x 2!  This beautiful arrangement of vintage bling immediately had me wanting something similar.  With no need for a brooch bouquet, I was inspired to create a brooch wreath. I call my brooch wreath "my Miranda Wreath".  It was a fun project for my daughter, Bri, and I to do together. We loved brooch hunting just as much as seeing our ideas become reality. We still have to find a few more pieces to fill in, but couldn't wait to share our progress. 

My wreath is done in golds, silvers with touches of blues/greens.
It looks like a giant brooch itself, doesn't it?


So much pretty vintage bling! 


Using costume jewelry, vintage brooches, buttons, earrings, pins, charms, etc. found at thrift stores and yard sales (LOTS of them...it takes time to collect over 100 for one wreath), Bri and I both created beautiful wreaths.  They're so interesting to look at with so many unique pieces. We also used Styrofoam wreaths, Krylon spray paint, Deco Art MagiKote (seals the Styrofoam texture to accept paint), Deco Art craft paints, straight pins and hot glue.

Bri's wreath is bursting with color.  I can't wait to see this hanging on her wall with her assortment of framed colorful vintage postcards. Let's hope she shares a picture with us!



So many vintage beauties...
Special Thanks to Cappy for her help with treasure hunting!

What do you think? We love reading your thoughts!
It makes me want to actually wear a brooch now that we have them on display!

What have you been doing this weekend?  



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45 comments:

Pudel-design said...

OMG! I love this brooch wreath!
How brilliant and pretty is that?!
Lovely greetings...

http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

I love the wreath idea! I am totally in love with the bouquets, but like you, have no need for one! I never thought of a wreath! Too bad I only have two or three brooches... guess it'll be my new thing to look for!

Mel said...

Beautiful, pretty and creative. A very creative use for the brooches and stuff.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Roeshel, the wreaths are gorgeous!! I love crafts with brooches. There is so many layers and textures to look at. It must've taken awhile to collect them!
I can't decide on a fav, but I'm leaning towards Bri's. It is so happy!

Thanks for hosting!

Katie said...

What a unique idea! I love it! Bri's bright colorful wreath is right up my alley! They're both beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Those are stunning! Thank you for hostessing.

Katie said...

So beautiful and creative! Now I want to make one.

Katie said...

Clever and beautiful!!

Aimee @ The Stylish Nest said...

What a fun way to use vintage costume jewelry!

CREATIVE MIND said...

the wreath is super cute & amazing..loveeeeeee this ideaaaaaaa :)

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Wow! I'm not a wreath fan, but now I want to go grab back all my old costume jewelry I gave my daughter!
So pretty!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Oh my goodness...those are too cute!!! Love!

Coley said...

This is gorgeous. I love the bright colors and different textures of each.

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Steph @ Birdhouse said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! What a great idea!

c.w.frosting said...

Thanks for hosting! The wreath is fabulous!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

freckled laundry said...

That brooch wreath is brilliant! Thanks for hosting. xo Jami

Jennifer said...

Really cute and fresh idea!! I love the idea of using found brooches to create a wreath. I'm looking forward to checking out all of the links, too!

Blue Velvet Chair said...

Roeschel -
LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreaths! I've been coveting the idea of using brooches since I started seeing the bouquets. But issue is how to collect all of them. The 2nd hand stores over here in Sweden seem to charge a premium for old jewelry like this. Were you able to pick up yours for good prices?

I'm in the link party at #81 this week. Did some repurposed sewing for my little half-breed.

Michael
bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

liz said...

those brooches are soo cute but they are hard to find and pretty expensive>

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Your brooch wreath is completely gorgeous!!! I love it!!!

I featured it on my TT&J facebook page. I hope things are going well with you :)

xoxo
Jen

Pam said...

Your wreaths are beautiful. How creative. Now I want to start hunting my own brooches and costume jewelry. I had no idea you could make something like this with them.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These wreaths are STUNNING!!! I can't imagine the time that went int o collecting and assembling them! Beautiful!!

Kristi said...

Wow! They're both stunning!

What a great project for a mom and daughter to do together. You've inspired me. Off to start collecting tomorrow!

janet said...

Thank you for letting me join in!

janet xox

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Those wreaths are beautiful!

thanks for hosting, this is my first time linking up.

my2girlies said...

I loooove the wreath!! I saw a Christmas tree done like this at a local store and wanted to do something that was year round. Love yours!!

Susan

http://lifeondovehollow.blogspot.com/

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the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, i LOVE this wreath. what a fantastic idea. those daises are just too sweet. and those bright green leaves. perfect!

Dacia said...

I love your wreaths! So pretty. I bet it was a lot of fun shopping for all those pieces :)

NYCLQ said...

The brooch wreath idea is FANTASTIC!! What a great detail to add to a dressing area - and another FUN item to collect while out thrifting!! =)

Thanks for hosting Roeshel! Have a great week! xo

:D Lynda

Suesan said...

What a great project. I love all the brooches. Happy and bling all together in one beautiful wreath!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Wow oh wow! You have inspired me. My mom was an Avon Lady and there is so much leftover jewelry that she did not get to sell before she passed. I now know what to do with them!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Roeshel! Those wreaths are just gorgeous! So retro and fun. :-) I'm a little late to the party but so excited to be linking up my DIY Bookcase turned Desk this week (#199). Thanks so much for hosting!
Vanessa

Miranda said...

Holy Cow!!! I have to pick my chin up off the floor because my jaw dropped when your page loaded up. I honestly think you just created the next big thing! Those wreaths are STUNNING! You've got to make it the first thing people see when they enter your home. Seriously, I have to make one now and not just because it's my namesake ;-) Thanks for the special "Miranda Wreath".

Love, love, love it!
Miranda @ Just Drink a Coke.

Jeanna said...

I am screaming because your wreath is so awesome. I never would have thought of doing something like this. Thanks for hosting the party also.

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

Scribbler said...

What a great idea! I have a drawerful of this stuff from both my own years of collecting and my mother. I had always wanted to do some kind of collage, but had nowhere to put it. A small wreath is easier to find a little place to hang.

laxsupermom said...

Love both wreaths! So pretty! What a great way to reuse old pieces! Scouring garage sales with your daughter must have been the best, too. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

The Mrs. said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! And SO creative! As someone that has looked for booches before, I know it must have taken for-ever to collect all of those!


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Michaela said...

Thank you so much for hosting! What an awesome jewelry wreath (:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Your wreaths are so incredibly cute. You've been collecting awhile. I can't believe you had enough for two. I have thought the brooch bouquets pretty too but had no use for one...great idea you had.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

that is just gorgeous! Makes we want to dig thru the jewelry box (or make a trip to Goodwill) right this second! Thanks for sharing. :)

Miss Charming said...

Absolutely love the brooch wreaths! I've been on the look out for brooches ever since I saw some cone shaped christmas trees covered in brooches. They were outrageously priced! ($800-$1800) I've had a hard time finding them at second hand stores. And if I do they are quite expensive. (I haven't tried garage sales yet.) Your wreaths look wonderful! I especially like the brightly colored one.

marie grabo said...

I absolutely love the wreathe idea. I have so many broaches sitting on a mirror on top of my dresser that I don't know what to do with. I love looking at them but they look so messy just lying there. I'll send you a pic after I make one. Thanks for the inspiration. Marie at http://www.interior-decorating-diva.com

Amanda Dale said...

Thanks for linking up, Roeshel! I featured you!
http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/who-rocked-it-at-say-what-tuesday.html
Thanks,
Amanda

Brittany said...

Wonderful instructions - I followed them & love my brooch wreath! I linked to you - http://brittanyolson.blogspot.com/2011/07/brooch-wreath.html

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