I can't believe I have been MIA since last September! All is well and the crafty bug has hit me again....but not with scrapbooking. My latest addiction has now been creating vintage brooch bouquets after seeing Miranda Lambert's beautiful bridal bouquet! I have to say, I cheated a little bit - okay, a lot! - buying a beautiful handmade bouquet made of rolled muslin roses on etsy because I loved the rustic look of the vintage wood handle and how sturdy the bouquet itself looked. It was a shame covering the beautiful roses, but I didn't want to go through the process of creating a base since I don't plan on selling these. (That may change though if I figure out a way to make a sturdy base myself!!!)
I used well over 50 vintage brooches to create this one, some of them belonging to my grandmother, some bought on etsy and ebay, and the rest picked up from numerous trips to antique shops. I arranged and pinned the brooches to the muslin fabric roses and this was the result. This is one heavy bouquet of bling! But it's priceless to me as I can display my grandmother's brooches now in a special way.
I just finished an Alice in Wonderland vintage brooch bouquet which I'll show soon. But that's my latest craze! So if any of you have a bunch of vintage brooches lying around and want a pretty way to display them, this is a great project!
I hope all of you are doing great and still keeping crafty! Much love, deb xOxO