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Display Jewelry Pins in Frames


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February 23, 2015

A turtle pin framed in green.After years of leaving pretty pins that I have in my jewelry box unworn, I decided to display them. Since I don't wear them anymore and have even lost a precious one due to it falling off my outfit, I just don't get the opportunity to display them. I decided to mount them on little frames I find at garage sales, usually in the free or 25 cent bins.

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You can pick up cute costume jewelry at your local Goodwill or even garage sales, or you can display a precious family memento. Kids' awards are great too!

Total Time: It took me about an hour to put together my four framed pins

Supplies:

  • costume or fine jewelry, family heirlooms/ pins, pretty buttons or even the broaches that your kids gave you for the holidays (when they were little)
  • an assortment of frames with or without glass
  • glue
  • felt, material, ribbon, photos or colored paper for backgrounds to match your item
  • a hole punch
  • scissors

Steps:

  1. Choose which pins and background materials you want for which frames. Play with colors and designs. Try contrasting colors or complementary ones!
  2. A collection of pins to frame.
     
    A collection of small frames.
     
    A collection of papers to use in framing.
     
    Select coordinating paper to go in frames.
     
  3. Next, cut a piece of cardboard and your background material almost the size of your frames and punch a hole in the upper center (to hang eventually). Glue material to cardboard.
  4. Removing the backs of frames.
     
    The inside of the frame without a pin
     
    The inside of the frame with a pin.
     
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  5. If you are using a pin, open it up and stick the pin through the material and cardboard to keep it firmly attached to the background.
  6. Frame back.
     
    A pin and back ready to be placed in the frame.
     
  7. Fit it back into the frame. I left the glass on one display (the angel) and removed it for the other three. I chose to have the one 'branch' pin actually extend out of the frame for whimsy!
  8. A silver frame with a decorative pin.
     
    An angel pin inside a frame.
     
    A green frame with a branch pin.
     
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