DIY Project-Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree

A friend of mine,  who owns an antique store,  has a wonderful miniature Christmas tree displayed in her shop window.  It is completely covered in vintage  brooches, earrings and necklaces.  Someone had made it and given it to her as a gift and pretty much everyone who comes in the door wants to buy it!

Well, I got to thinking that it actually doesn't look like it would be too difficult to make. It's a great way to use broken or damaged jewelry that you can't bear to part with.  You can also pick up tons of distressed vintage jewelry at yard sales and flea markets for cheap.  Then just hop on down to your nearest craft supply store for the green foam form, some kind of wooden base you can paint,  beads,  long pins and a glue gun to attach the baubles,  and you've got yourself a nice glitzy Christmas centerpiece! 

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By | 2008-12-08T14:58:28-04:00 December 8th, 2008|Crafts/DIY|3 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


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    Theresa August 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Not sure what was used to anchor to the base. But I’ll bet anything it was some type of craft glue you can get at any Michael’s store.

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    Frenchee le Trip August 7, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Gorgeous! Do you know how the foam core is anchored into the base?

    And I love couture allure’s idea of clear rhinestones, wow!

    Thanks for this post!

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    Couture Allure December 9, 2008 at 8:03 am

    This is a great idea! Mine will be all clear rhinestones and will look great on my mirrored vanity tray.

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