Have you seen the gorgeous and glittery Brooch Bouquets some brides carry down the aisle? Last year, I featured a tutorial for making a Vintage Brooch Bouquet, and I was so excited when I found a tutorial to make a Vintage Brooch Wreath on the blog The DIY Showoff. Roeshel, the creative dynamo behind The DIY Showoff, agreed to share with us her tutorial for making a Vintage Brooch Wreath.
Roeshel and her daughter Bri each made a Brooch Wreath using pins, pendants, earrings, charms, and other baubles. Roeshel opted for a gold and silver wreath, with patina accents of blue and green, and Bri’s wreath showcases a rainbow of color. I don’t know what was more fun for this mother-daughter duo – hitting the flea markets to collect their stash, or fashioning their wreaths. Thank you, Roeshel and Bri, for sharing your creativity with us!
To make a Brooch Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 10” wreath
- Vintage pins, pendants, earrings, charms, buttons and other baubles (Roeshel estimates that she used 100 pieces for her 10” wreath)
- MagiKote from DecoArt
- Acrylic craft paint OR foam-safe spray paint (carefully read the label to be sure it’s foam-safe)
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Paint brushes; straight pins; wire knippers
To make a Brooch Wreath:
1. Paint the wreath with a layer of MagiKote and let it dry.
2. Paint the dry wreath with acrylic craft paint, or spray paint with a foam-safe paint. Let dry.
3. While your paint dries, arrange your pins and other baubles in a 10” circle. Rearrange till you’re pleased with the arrangement.
4. Begin adding jewelry to the wreath. Push pins from brooches directly into wreath; when needed, use glue and straight pins to secure jewelry to the wreath form. Trim away extra wires with the knippers.
5. When dry, hang with ribbon.
Please be sure to stop by The DIY Showoff and tell Roeshel “hello” and thank her for sharing her tutorial. On her blog, take the “Farmhouse Tour” where Roeshel shares some amazing “before” and “after” transformations of her home, a farmhouse built in 1927. You will love the sneak peeks she shares, and her savvy decorating style. Updating chandeliers with spray paint? Yep! Creating shoe racks from molding? Beautiful! Updating kitchen cabinets with nothing more than paint and new hardware? Gorgeous!
Today I’m also announcing the “trendy” winner of a one-year subscription to Crafts ‘n things magazine. Mandy L., who likes the retro vibe in our 2012 trends, is the lucky winner. Please contact me, Mandy, so I can arrange for your subscription. If you didn’t win, you can still sign up to receive the free, monthly e-newsletter from Crafts ‘n things.
See you Friday! Happy crafting!