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framed brooches

April 12, 2011

More with the jewelry repurposing.  But seriously, I don’t believe I’m the only person that has more brooches than I wear.  I love them, but generally prefer to wear necklaces. 

Combine the abundance of brooches with the fact that I have more photo frames than I use.  Particularly these small, inexpensive wallet-sized photo frames.  They’re the perfect size for a little piece of jewelry.   I pinned the brooch to a double layer of white cotton and folded the fabric around the photo frame glass, then replaced the backing to hold it together firmly.

The synthetic red leaves are from the craft store.  My sister-in-law enclosed them with a gift last year, and I decided to layer them over the white cotton.

After adding these to the bedroom, I added a long stripe of sparkly framed brooches in the dining room too.

For a few more ideas on framing jewelry, check out Cheap Chic Home, Brave Girls Club, and Hodge Podge.

Here’s a source for small sized picture frames.  And another, for good measure.

Thank you for reading and repurposing!

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Linking to

Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Simply Creations at Simple Home Life
Sweet Floweret
Finding Fabulous
Chic on a Shoestring
A Glimpse Inside
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Savvy Southern Style
House of Grace
Coastal Charm
9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2011 2:39 pm

    This is a great idea! I passed on so much of my grandma’s jewelry simply because I knew I’d never wear it. I could have done something like this!

    My flower starts are getting BIG! If it doesn’t warm up soon, I’ll have to put them in bigger pots before I can even plant them outside. I think I started them too soon.

  2. April 12, 2011 3:55 pm

    What a lovely idea! Visiting you from Coastal Charm.

  3. April 12, 2011 4:19 pm

    Okay you and me BOTH! Lots of frames (I’m a hopeless collector!) and lots of brooches I’ve collected and don’t wear! Thanks for a great idea!

  4. April 13, 2011 5:13 am

    That’s such a smart way to display them! I’m guessing most people just store them in a jewelry box, but this way you can share them with everyone. Were any of these finds from Round Top/Warrenton?

  5. April 14, 2011 9:03 pm

    Such a lovely idea! Popped by from Sarah’s linky party and so glad I did! x

  6. April 15, 2011 10:56 pm

    This is such a fun idea! I would love to feature this on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! Thanks!

  7. April 18, 2011 2:41 am

    Great idea framing them. Better than having them not seen. Thanks for joining WUW.

  8. July 26, 2011 11:41 pm

    What a great idea! Your roses are just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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