Monday, December 8, 2014

Costume Jewelry Brooches as Ornaments

For years I've been collecting pretty pins/brooches, most from the 50's and 60's.  The trouble is, they are way too fancy for the clothing I wear every day. I just don't dress up very often.

My brooches spent some time in a glass-topped display coffee table, but I wanted to use them in a different way.  So this year I hung them on a Christmas tree. 

Add an ornament hook and you've got a gorgeous addition to your tree.  Put them near a tree light and you'll make the most use of their sparkle potential!

Often pins can be purchased at garage sales, on Ebay, Etsy, or borrowed from your grandma's jewelry box.  Some aren't expensive at all.  Mine are vintage, but you can buy them new and sparkly too.

So sparkle up and enjoy!  Merry Christmas!