Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My DIY jewelry display board

Those of you who have been with me for awhile may recall my grandmother's enormous pin collection.

About a million years ago I also made a Breton stripe memo board from dollar store supplies.

Then about a thousand years later, I saw Jenny Komenda's modern art made from her grandmother's vintage buttons.

I kind of put it all together and arranged my grandmother's pins by color on my striped board.

Now I can look at and enjoy the pins every day (and easily pick one out to wear), which is a lot nice than having them sit in a box.

I also toyed with the idea of coral as ring display but kept giving myself scratches.

Have you found a neat way to display or use an heirloom?


  1. truebluemeandyouMay 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Love this idea, and also the tutorial for the Breton stripe memo board. Wish I had more brooches. Most of my jewelry heirlooms are unfortunately stashed in boxes in my dressers.

  2. Erin @ Thanks, I Made ItMay 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    What a beautiful collection-- these certainly need to be out! Ps- your closet is so wonderfully organized!

  3. Sadie + StellaMay 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    This is beyond fabulous and I could not possibly love it anymore! Pinning, now.

  4. you have the coolest cupboard ever! x

  5. That's an absolutely beautiful brooch display. And look how tidy your dressing room is!

  6. Thanks so much. Of course I would never post a photo of its normal state of disarray.

  7. Jean @ Flower HillMay 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Such a beautiful way to display the collection! They become art!

  8. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}May 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    That is the most amazing collection!!! And I can't think of a cooler way to display them, so perfect! Just hopped over from Haley's blog to meet ya, I think I'll stay a while (c:

  9. Brooke @ Inside-Out DesignMay 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    So beautiful! What a great and artistic way to display them! I love the rings on the coral too!

  10. Soccer Mom StyleMay 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    I'm so envious of your grandma's collection. So glad you found a way to display them. It's like a wall art plus jewelry organizer all in one. Versatility at its best! Pinning now!

    Thanks for the link on skirt out of a shirt DIY. That's exactly what I had in mind too. Or the second option for me is same type skirt+asymmetric hemline. Really appreciate you thought of me!


  11. Hey this is a lovely display! I was wondering how you stick them in and get them to stay? Have you just pushed the backing a in without having to fasten them? Thanks for any answers

    1. Hi Chloe. Thanks. I just stick the pin in. I don't completely fasten them.