DIY Project Parade and Brooch Wreaths

I was recently inspired by Miranda Lambert’s brooch bouquet that I first saw mentioned by my friend Miranda at Just Drink a Coke. Miranda x 2!  This beautiful arrangement of vintage bling immediately had me wanting something similar.  With no need for a brooch bouquet, I was inspired to create a brooch wreath. I call my brooch wreath “my Miranda Wreath”.  It was a fun project for my daughter, Bri, and I to do together. We loved brooch hunting just as much as seeing our ideas become reality. We still have to find a few more pieces to fill in, but couldn’t wait to share our progress.
My wreath is done in golds, silvers with touches of blues/greens.
It looks like a giant brooch itself, doesn’t it?
So much pretty vintage bling!
Using costume jewelry, vintage brooches, buttons, earrings, pins, charms, etc. found at thrift stores and yard sales (LOTS of them…it takes time to collect over 100 for one wreath), Bri and I both created beautiful wreaths.  They’re so interesting to look at with so many unique pieces. We also used Styrofoam wreaths, Krylon spray paint, Deco Art MagiKote (seals the Styrofoam texture to accept paint), Deco Art craft paints, straight pins and hot glue.

Bri’s wreath is bursting with color.  I can’t wait to see this hanging on her wall with her assortment of framed colorful vintage postcards. Let’s hope she shares a picture with us!
So many vintage beauties…
Special Thanks to Cappy for her help with treasure hunting!
What do you think? We love reading your thoughts!
It makes me want to actually wear a brooch now that we have them on display!
What have you been doing this weekend?

The DIY Show Off

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See the full brooch tutorial at
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Making the World Cuter
Tatertots and Jello

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