Framing Vintage Brooches – Crafty Challenge Reveal

The brooches once belonged to my Grandma Delight. Top picture L-R: Grandma Delight, My Uncle Ernie, and my Dad. xxoo

The brooches once belonged to my Grandma Delight. Top picture L-R: Grandma Delight, My Uncle Ernie, and my Dad. xxoo

This week zoomed by. About 6pm last night I realized that I didn’t have my weekly challenge project done…no pictures taken, and no post written- eek. I guess in a way it’s great the week went so quick, and the weekend is here…YiPPee!

Wednesday I painted the one frame that was unfinished….click here to see the post. I finally framed three vintage brooches that once belonged to my Dad’s mother, my Grandma Delight. The brooches are such beauties; their sparkle, and shine no longer hides in the back corner of my jewelry box.

I love how they turned out!

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Supplies I did end up using:

Frames from Hobby Lobby (they have a large selection)
Paint, since one of the frames was unfinished – see post link above
Burlap remnant from Joann Fabrics
Glue Gun – yep, as usual I burned my finger and have a giant water blister
3m adhesive spray – this stuff is awesome!!
Heavy cardboard for backing
Box cutter & scissors

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So, how did I do this? The 3m adhesive spray really made this AH Crafty Challenge simple!

ONE. Cut heavy cardboard to the frame opening size
TWO. Cut burlap slightly larger than your cardboard
THREE. Spray cardboard lightly with adhesive spray, and careful line up the burlap and slap it on. Try to make sure the grain of the burlap is straight
FOUR.  Spray wrong side of cardboard lightly with adhesive spray, then fold burlap edges around. If you like the back tidy, cut a square of burlap large enough to cover backing and raw edges of the burlap
FIVE.  Mount the cardboard into the frame…I used hot glue
Almost done!
SIX.  I used hot glue to mount the brooches on to the burlap. If you object to using hot glue, I recently read in the Facebook group page I belong to, Glampers on the Loose, silicone caulk holds without damaging your piece (apparently, this is how seasoned Glampers mount their pretty collectibles in their campers to keep them from moving around, falling, and breaking – clever).
SEVEN.  Done! Now hang those beauties where they can be admired.

Framing Vintage Brooches

A few of the supplies used for framing vintage brooches

A few of the supplies used for framing vintage brooches

Framed Vintage Brooches that once belonged to my Grandma Delight - I love how these turned out.

Framed Vintage Brooches that once belonged to my Grandma Delight – I love how these turned out.

AH Crafty Challenge - Framed Vintage Brooches - love how these turned out.

AH Crafty Challenge – Framed Vintage Brooches – I love how these turned out.

While doing this project I was thinking this would be great for other heirlooms, or thrifted treasures. Silverware, vintage kitchen utensils….

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Stop by Monday to check out my next AH Crafty Challenge. Next week I’ll be on the 4th project already.

Cheers!

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