Vintage Jewelry is an elegant and exciting Wedding Ornament trend! Rather than “recycling,” this trend is also called “upcycling,” because you increase the quality of the item when it’s re-used. Many brides are opting to make their bridal bouquets entirely with vintage jewelry and satin ribbon. These are some of the most unique, exquisite, and dazzling nosegays for a walk down the aisle that’s one to remember!
The hunt to find just the right vintage jewelry to keep with your wedding theme takes careful planning and many trips to antique stores, garage sales and estate sales. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue can all be found when you raid your grandmother’s jewelry box to find just the right pieces to complement your wedding day with a DIY wedding ornament.
Make A Memorable Vintage Jewelry Wedding Ornament Keepsake
Here is a fun way to make the vintage jewelry wedding trend last for years and years! Make a vintage Christmas wedding ornament for your bridal party using unique and unusual pieces of antique jewelry. Your options are limitless, so use your creativity with brooches, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, pins and earrings. Don’t forget to make one for yourself!
Supplies for Vintage Jewelry Wedding Ornament:
- Clear glass ball ornament
- Vintage jewelry
- Jewelry pliers
- Strong Glue
Step 1: Remove the ornament cap and pour some paint into the glass ball ornament and swirl around until the entire inside is coated, then turn upside down on a paper towel to allow any excess paint to drip out of your wedding ornament. We used a combination of ivory and pink paint for a blended look. To help coat the inside with paint faster, place your thumb securely over the hole and gently shake.
Step 2: Using the pliers, remove the hardware on the backs of the vintage jewelry brooches, earrings, pins, etc. Remove sections of bracelet if needed.
Step 3: One by one, glue the vintage jewelry pieces to the wedding ornament, making sure to hold each piece in place until the glue sets. Once you have all of the vintage jewelry on the ornament, set it aside to let the glue dry completely.
Step 4: Glue vintage jewelry to the cap as well. Or, this would be a great place to add a pretty ring. We cut a bracelet to look like a ring.
Step 5: Tie a ribbon to the top in your wedding colors or other matching color and embellish the ends of the ribbon with vintage jewelry if desired.
That’s it! Now you have a wedding keepsake that you will treasure forever! To make your vintage Christmas ornament more special and a family heirloom, combine vintage jewelry pieces from the bride’s mother and grandmothers, as well as the groom’s mother and grandmothers.
Making vintage wedding ornaments out of vintage jewelry is a fun wedding activity to do with your bridesmaids, who will love to have this lasting keepsake from your special day! If you don’t have time to paint them yourself, buy glass ball ornaments in your wedding colors and you can have the color show through the spaces in between the vintage jewelry pieces, to make your wedding ornament more personalized.
Personalized wedding ornaments are memorable gifts for the bride and groom on their wedding day that last their lifetime. If you aren’t crafty, let us do the work for you! We have hundreds of personalized engagement, wedding and anniversary ornaments for every type of couple tying the knot!