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Gorgeous Vintage Jewelry Ornament
"My Mom has so much jewelry that after she passed on I took her pins, earrings, and anything else I thought would work and turned them into a Christmas ornament. After removing all the backs from the earrings and pins off the backs of her pins (leaving the pretty part) I wrapped a Styrofoam ball with ribbon. Then started hot gluing all the items onto the ball. I put a bow on the top and used either a bracelet or a necklace as the hanger. Now Mom is with us each Christmas."
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Estimated CostUnder $10
Time to CompleteIn an evening
MaterialsBeads, Recycled Materials, Styrofoam
Primary TechniqueDIY Craft
Project TypeMake a Project
- Styrofoam ball
- Hot glue
Gather all the pieces of jewelry you want to use....earrings, pins, necklaces, etc.
For clasp earrings, remove all the backs. For pins remove all the backs.
Wrap a Styrofoam ball with ribbon holding at the top and bottom with a straight pin.
Hot glue the jewelry pieces to the ball making sure you leave room at the top for a bow if you want. Cover the pin on the bottom holding the ribbon.
Make and add a bow and hanger to the top with either a pin or glue. I used both to make sure it held. The hanger can be either a bracelet, a necklace or a piece of ribbon.
Find this beautiful project and other ornaments made with jewelry in42 DIY Beaded Ornaments
NotesI had enough jewelry from Mom that I make 15 tree ornaments! I used the same procedure to wrap 3 Styrofoam wreaths and decorated them too! They are all unique and beautiful and remind me of Mom every time I look at them. You can use them for tree ornaments but I hang mine on a peg on a shelf so I can be reminded of her whenever I look at it. It's a good way to keep someone special around after they are gone.
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