Beautiful brooch bouquets for brides and everyday display

brooch bouquets for weddings
Two keepsake brooch bouquets.

Brooch bouquets, made with sparkling, colorful vintage brooches and scatter pins, are a novel and beautiful alternative to fresh flowers.  They’re everlasting keepsakes, too.  No wedding plans in your future? Don’t let that stop you from having your own brooch bouquet. If you relish vintage, or just love bling, why not create your own brooch bouquet for everyday display.

Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have your own collection of vintage jewelry, or perhaps you have a few special pieces passed down from family members. With a brooch bouquet, your collection is on display and no longer sitting in a drawer somewhere. And, if you don’t have a collection, summertime flea markets and tag sales are a great time to start one.

vintage brooch bouquet for weddings
Striking black & white color scheme.

When I saw these vintage brooch bouquets designed by Donna Matts of Oklahoma City, I fell in love. I love how she mixes and matches her extensive collection of brooches and scatter pins to create themed bouquets in various color ways. Sometimes, she nestles the brooches and pins in silk petals and flowers, creating even more texture and contrast.

broach bouquet in cream
Touches of satin add soft texture.

When designing bouquets, Donna starts with a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. She covers the foam base with silk or satin, and then begins to layer on the brooches and other vintage jewelry items. Thanks to the foam base, her finished creations are large yet lightweight, and the foam holds the pins securely in place.

brooch bouquet in pink
Pretty in pink brooch bouquet.

Oklahoma City brides are very lucky to have Donna Matts in their midst! Donna also has a booth at Gatherings Antiques & Interiors in Oklahoma City and can be reached at 405-642-3700. (Photos from

Do you have a brooch collection or a brooch bouquet?  Did you carry a brooch bouquet down the aisle?  I’d love to hear your stories about your vintage jewelry collection.

Happy crafting!


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12 Responses to Beautiful brooch bouquets for brides and everyday display

  1. Marianne says:

    Highly creative and thoroughly gorgeous! But throwing the bouquet must be a real “Heads Up!”
    Love to try a version.


  2. Laura says:

    Hi Sharon! I just made my own brooch bouquet for my vintage themed wedding in Eureka Springs. My mother in law and I enjoyed the process so much that we’re now considering making them to sell in the future. It’s a great way to carry a piece of your friends and family with you on your wedding day, and to create a permanent keepsake for afterwards.

  3. Elaine Mami says:


  4. AdoAnnie says:

    This would be wonderful way to display steampunk found objects.

  5. Sharon says:

    Thank you for your comments, Debra and Eileen. I love these bouquets, too!

  6. eileenhull says:

    These are beautiful! I collect vintage pins but they are getting harder to find these days but I am always on the lookout. I like to use them in projects too as a nice finishing touch.

  7. These are absolutely stunning! There is no end to what you can create with STYROFOAM Brand Foam!

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