Saturday, April 30, 2011

Brooch Display

 What do you get when you combine an oil can......
a vintage wood spool......
and a couple of rolls of crochet thread?
A display stand for brooches!
I have a few brooches that I've picked up here and there.  Some I wear and others were purchased for projects.  The problem was I kept forgetting what I had because they were all thrown together in a zip lock baggie.

So I spray painted the oil can.
Removed the top because I only needed the base for this project.
Added the wood spool to the base of the oil can (I was lucky....this spool was a perfect, snug fit).
Slid two spools of crochet thread on the wood spool.
And then added the brooches.
The brooches stay put when the pins on back of the brooches are slid between the layers of thread on the crochet spools.
I won't be forgetting what brooches I have now.
I'm linking with Stephanie Lynn @ Under The Table and Dreaming for The Sunday Showcase Party.


I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Jane

51 comments:

  1. What a great display for your pins. I love it.

    Danielle

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  2. Lovely. I have that same vintage ribbon in my stash.

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  3. Another Fabulous Creation~ Thanks Jane, I think I will be copying You....

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  4. ooooo, pretty pretty pretty!

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great idea! They look fab!
    *hugs*deb

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  6. Adorable, Jane! I am going to show my friend, that has a booth at the antique mall, this post. She sells jewelry and I think she would love this. You come up with the best ideas!
    Hope your weekend is good! :) ~M

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  7. Oh my! That is so pretty. You don't even have to wear them now if you don't want to... they make such a beautiful display, I think.
    Not a jewelry person myself, but... I could do this!
    Pat

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  8. Your mind just blows me away! I don't know how you come up with these ideas, but it's great!

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  9. Just amazing, Jane, as per usual! You have the most creative brain cells in the world! Love this, what a unique solution!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  10. You are amazing! You always come up with such creative ideas!

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  11. What a neat idea Jane! Your brooches are so pretty too-Happy Sunday:@)

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  12. Hi Jane,
    I love this idea. Looks so pretty. You also have some lovely brooches.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Jane, what a beautiful display for your lovely brooches.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  14. This is so simple and elegant! And I'm drooling over those gorgeous brooches!

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  15. You've got some beautiful brooches, Jane! They look great on display like that. Very clever idea, too. I'll bet we'll be seeing something similar in the next PB catalog {because we all know THEY copy US}!

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  16. Jane ~
    That is awesome! I always see the oil cans and love them but am never sure what to do with them ~
    How fun!!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  17. Great collection and great display.

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  18. Whast a brilliant, yet practical, idea Jane! I love it.

    Hope you are doing well.

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  19. Oh that is adorable Jane...love the texture with the bling!

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  20. What a great idea, and now you can really appreciate their beauty!

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  21. That is so pretty. It really shows them off displaying them like that. I only have a couple of vintage ones from my grandmother. Need to find a way to display them.

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  22. Adorable idea and I so am in love with your broaches!!! They are just gorgeous...

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  23. What a great idea. And they look so prettty displayed in that way.

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  24. Jane that is lovely and would look great on a dressing table!

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  25. How do you think of these clever projects? I bet you dream them up in your sleep??

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  26. Hi Jane...

    I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again... DANG.... YOU ARE SO CLEVER. I must say, that's exactly what I think of putting together when I have some brooches, an old oil can and a vintage spool.. :-).......... NOT.

    I swear, YOU are the chickie I need to shop with.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  27. Fabulous Jane!! You come up with the greatest, most inspiring ideas!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  28. Very, very, neat Jane. Always so fun to visit here!

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  29. Wow, this is an AMAZING idea! I bet we'll see this popping up in jewelry booths all over the place! So very clever :) Laurel

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  30. Beautiful and oh so clever! You should have been an engineer.
    Brenda

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  31. Fun idea, you are always thinking! But I'm really coveting your brooch collection!
    Susanne.

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  32. Jane, I just love this idea...how creative! I adore your brooch collection too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. Great idea and a great collection!

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  34. Hi I found you Under the table Dreaming

    I like your idea a lot

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  35. Hi Jane,
    I love your collection and idea!
    Thanks for the share!
    xxx Liz

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  36. Jane, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've just spent awhile perusing your blog and I love it!!! I'm going to have to "Borrow" your brooch display idea...LOVE IT
    Rhonda

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  37. You have a wonderful collection of brooches, Jane. Leave it to you to find such a unique way to display them.

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  38. Jane,
    You have such a beautiful collection of brooches and this was an awesome way to display them...love it! Hop over later today because you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. what a great idea...and you have some great jewelry there, too. I was at a flea market yesterday and saw some fabulous old pieces of jewelry, but I HAD to walk on because I have too much already!! :-(

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  40. Jane, clever and pretty. Btw I have bought some oil cans because I have been inspired by your use of them. ♥O

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  41. This really is gorgeous, Jane...like a piece of art...

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  42. Hi Jane,
    I posted this on my site this morning linking back to your blog. I love brooches and think this is simply beautiful. I had to share.

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  43. how your brain works girl !! fabulous !

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  44. I want this to be known now...if, NO, When you write a book, please have it say somewhere...out of the box design...you are so darn inventive :)

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  45. Jane - this is simply gorgeous! You always have fantastic displays and this is so clever and creative. The brooches are so beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this {sunday}. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  46. Oh, Jane! Another unique use of vintage materials. I love this idea--so beautiful. I'm going to have to try to figure out how to make one of my own! Hugs, Kim

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  47. What a BEAUTIFUL idea!! I have a bunch of rhinestone and vintage pins that would look lovely displayed like this! ;-)

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  48. Just blew in from Craft Gossip, and I love this idea! I have the spools (TWO!) and a whack of brooches, plus crochet thread in many colors -- just need to come up with a base for each spool. I'm pretty sure I can find sonthing that'll work; send you pics when I do.

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