DIY Christmas Wreath


Christmas Wreath with Re- Purposed Vintage Jewelry

Christmas wreath

Don’t throw away broken or unwearable pieces of vintage jewelry.  Use them to make interesting DIY projects like this pretty Christmas wreath.

Supplies needed:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Wreath Form (from craft stores like Michael’s or use a swim noodle from a dollar store as a thrifty second choice.
  • old enamel flower pins
  • single beaded earring
  • three strands of pearl garland
  • Piece of velvet ribbon

Put a dab of glue on the end of the garland to secure it, and begin winding it around the wreath form.  Put an  occasional dab of hot glue here and there to keep the garland in place as you wrapped it around, and a big glob to secure the end.

Once the wreath is covered with the garland, group your enamel pins in a cluster and stick the pin backs right into the foam to secure them.

Form a bow and put a single beaded earring in the center for a nice accent.  That’s all there is to it and you have a professional looking Christmas wreath re-purposed from pieces of vintage jewelry and a few inexpensive craft items.

Directions adapted from an idea by Mitzi’s Miscellany.

For several other ideas for using vintage jewelry to make DIY craft projects, see Collecting Vintage Jewelry.

What about you readers?  Can you think of interesting ways to use broken pieces of vintage jewelry?

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