Friday, November 30, 2012

Rhinestone Pin Wreath



You may have seen this beauty on Pinterest:


Unfortunately, the link goes directly to an image, not the source, so I can't credit the original source.

I decide that I wanted to add one to my glam bedroom. Here is my version:


I used a 12" foam wreath, which I wrapped with white fabric. I collected silver brooches with clear rhinestones from local sources and eBay. Ultimately, I used about 50 pins (brooch / brooches), plus a roll of rhinestone ribbon for the outer rim.


After wrapping the wreath with white fabric, I glued the pins to the form with hot glue, adding smaller pins over the top of large pins to give more depth. I also used the smaller pins for the edges, and concentrated the larger pins in the front center of the wreath.





The final step was to add a ribbon to the top. As mine is sitting on the mantel, I didn't need to use a ribbon to hang it, but it would be quite easy to do so.





My thanks for this project being featured at the following sites:



The Shabby Nest

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21 comments:

  1. That is seriously gorgeous! I would not mind seeing even bigger pictures :) It's SO pretty!!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon. I'll get some bigger photos up. In looking at the photos, I realize that they don't really show detail well! I'll take some with my better camera!

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  2. It looks amazing. How much did you spend on purchasing those dazzling pins? Just curious!

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jenny: I bought them in lots off eBay mostly, so on average I paid $1 - $2.00 a piece for them. Not an inexpensive project, but less than purchasing one!

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  3. So So gorgeous, I'm going to spend the next 12 months doing the thrift stores and garage sales looking for brooches. Pinning this, hopefully next year I'll be back to show you my version!

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  4. Best wreath...EVER!! I adore this. I have to start collecting pins. How long did it take you to collect them all??

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    1. About six months, but buying lots of them via eBay sped the process!

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  5. Saw this over at Ladybird Lane. Lovely! Want to make one but don't have enough brooches yet.

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  6. Such a pretty wreath! I found your blog through the blog hop and I'm your newest follower!

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow gorgeous! I love this look- and what a great reuse for pins that one might not be using anymore. Just lovely.

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  8. So pretty~ just love this idea! Sharing it at the party tonight ~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  9. Really beautiful- I love that you put such time and effort into making it happen. It really turned out well! Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project challenge this week!

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  10. I've made a jewelry/brooch wreath {a fun colorful one and a gold one}. They are so pretty. Yours is stunning! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Holiday season is very near and I'm sure that everybody will love to get that beautiful Rhinestones wreath. Me too will make my customize rhinestones wreath to adorn our simple house. Thanks for showing this post to us.

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  12. This is gorgeous!

    I'm going to start collecting pins, earrings, and broaches now.

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