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~A Little Bling~

April 30, 2010


While I go for my morning runs I love to think and plan out projects, my day and anything else that may be going on. I have been trying to find something unique to place in a small ornate square frame I bought for my daughter's bedroom at Winners (TJ Maxx in the US) a few months ago. I had a lightbulb moment while my feet were hitting the pavement this morning. 

And this is what I came up with...



a little bling for her room. 





All that was needed was a frame (with the glass removed), a piece of black linen and batting. I wrapped the fabrics around the glass and then inserted it back into the frame. The back cover was put back on, the brooch pinned in place and...

Voila!




I love how the brooch echoes the lines of the mirror I found!



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43 comments:

  1. looks wonderful! i just did this same thing with one of my grandmothers broaches! i love it!

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  2. I love it! Everyone needs a little bling. :)

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  3. This is a very cool idea~ thanks for sharing!

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  4. So pretty! I really love it, and it seems easy enough even for someone un-crafty like me!! By the way I love your new header, it looks great.
    Nancy

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  5. Very pretty. Love the curvy frame and the finish on it.

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  6. I absolutely love this idea! It looks very chic!

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  7. The frame and brooch are GORGEOUS! Great idea!

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  8. Fab! I may be copying this. (I've been wanting to use some old pins), thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. What a gorgeous piece! I am always looking for inexpensive art and this idea is genius! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Fabulous job!

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  10. Ohhh that's so bling-alishious! Love it!! I have a lot of frames but no picturs, maybe I'll adopt this idea for one of them =D

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  11. This is SOOO pretty, Barbara!! You know what would be great? If you found a few fancy frames like this one, and a few vintage broaches, and made several to hang gallery style on a wall. So fun, blingy and lovely for your daughter's room!!
    Victoria

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  12. What a great idea! So pretty!

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  13. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! This is just so pretty! Love the idea! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  14. Hi Barbara, Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring this today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. I absolutely love this idea!! It is so pretty and sophisticated for a girl's room. Thanks for the idea.

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  16. Simple with impact. Nicely done. Maybe I should go for a morning run. :)
    Pamela

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  17. Simple with impact. Nicely done. Maybe I should go for a morning run. :)
    Pamela

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  18. Simple with impact. Nicely done. Maybe I should go for a morning run. :)
    Pamela

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  19. I adore this too much!! I want that frame sooo much....and the broach! Beautiful!

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  20. I have beautiful brooch I love looking at. This is a great idea. Now just to find an appropriate frame. Thanks for the great idea!

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  21. great idea...perfect for a little girls room

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  22. FABULOUS idea! I am going to do this. Thanks so much for sharing. BTW - we might be neighbours.

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  23. What a great way to enjoy a fabulous piece of jewelry and add some bling to a room :-)

    Speaking of jewelry.... we're having a Mother's Day giveaway over at DesignTies. Drop by if you have a minute and enter to win a beautiful Lisa Leonard necklace :-)

    Kelly

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  24. This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. Saw you on Design Ties blog and came to visit.

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  25. This is a GREAT idea. I wore a beautiful brooch at my wedding and it is just sitting in a box. This would be perfect! Saw you on Finding Fabulous :)

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  26. I love it! I have a brooch that belonged to my great grandma that I've been trying to think of something meaningful to do with. I am going to go shopping tomorrow for the perfect frame!

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  27. Thanks for posting a link to our giveaway in your sidebar :-) Good luck!!

    Kelly

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  28. oh my gosh i love this idea! what a unique and beautiful way to display such an awesome piece.

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  29. I love this! I have seen so many cute pieces like this that I would probalby wouldn't wear, but they would be great to display like this!

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  30. I'm a little late to this post, Barbara, but I love this! I actually saw something similar in a store I was in while on vacation in PA this week {can't remember which store now} and I loved it. I think they used decorative appliques, but your pin makes for a nicer look.

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  31. This is such a simple, lovely idea!! Love it!

    Can't wait to meet you tomorrow :)

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  32. Great idea Barb - I love it!

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  33. So simple, yet so, so cute!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  34. Hi Barbara!

    You won the DIY Day giveaway from Burlap+Blue a couple of weeks ago. Winner announced here: http://asoftplace.net/2010/05/lots-of-winners/

    Could you shoot me an email at kimba {at} asoftplace {dot} net and I'll get you set up with Burlap+Blue. Thanks!

    Kimba

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  35. I love this idea! I have several from my grandmother that would be beautiful to display. Thanks for the tip.

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  36. I am totally going to, ahem, borrow this idea from you for my very own house, if that's ok. Just spectactular!! Great job. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. So clever! I want to try this - I have so many retro pins. More than I could wear in my lifetime (esp. considering I work from home most days).

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  38. I've recently done this with some pins I inherited from my great aunts. That way, the artwork also has a story!

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  39. I love this. Gonna make this for my bed room

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  40. I love the broach, is it something that was in your family or did you get it somewhere? I'm getting married and looking for a nice broach just like this.

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