Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Two years ago, I spotted a gorgeous jeweled Christmas wreath in the Grandin Road catalog.

The wreath was covered in snowy white pinecones and embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry and a red satin bow, and it was astronomically expensive.

But I saved the photo and recreated the look using keepsakes from my jewelry box and vintage jewelry I’ve collected from yard sales and antique stores.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

I think my jeweled Christmas wreath is every bit as gorgeous as the inspiration. And it’s even more special because many of the jewels I used have sentimental meaning to me.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

There are the shoe clips I wore in a wedding, a pin from my mom, a snowflake pendant from a friend and some vintage rhinestone earrings from my grandmother.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

And a whole lot of bling I’ve hoarded gathered over the years.

Now let me show you how I made it. I’m excited to be kicking off Christmas crafting and decorating season by joining some other bloggers in a wreath showcase. Be sure to check out their creations at the end of this post.

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Supplies to Make a Jeweled Christmas Wreath

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

How to Make a Jeweled Christmas Wreath

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

I started off by hot gluing some flocked miniature pine cones to the mini white wreath I bought at Michael’s. I added just a few to begin with, leaving room for the rhinestone jewelry and other embellishments.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Next, I used hot glue and floral wire to attach the evergreen branches and berries to give the wreath some color.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Whenever I make wreaths, I usually find it helpful to hang them so I can get the placement of the florals picks, bows and other embellishments just right.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

So, I moved the wreath to a door to add the satin bow and the rhinestone jewelry (and to spread the glitter all around my craft room!)

To make the perfect bow for my wreath, I followed the instructions in this YouTube video. I hot glued the bow to the wreath, then added a rhinestone button to the center. Be careful about where you place the button, as you don’t want it weighing down your bow.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Because many of the vintage jewelry pieces I used in my wreath have sentimental value and I’d like to wear them again, I did not glue them to the wreath. Instead I either pinned, clipped or wired them, so they are removable.

Once I placed the jewelry, I added more pinecones, greenery and some snowflake floral picks to fill out the wreath.

Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

In case you were interested, here’s a side-by-side comparison of my knockoff jeweled Christmas wreath with the Grandin Road original.

Save money by making a knockoff version of this pricey Grandin Road jeweled Christmas wreath using craft store florals, snowy pinecones and vintage rhinestone jewelry and buttons.

A pretty spot-on interpretation, for a lot less money!

Be sure to visit these other bloggers for more holiday wreath ideas.

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Up to Date Interiors // Cottage in the Oaks // Architecture of a Mom

Nourish & Nestle // KS Craft Shack // My Life From Home

Craft & Tell // The Uncommon Law // Monica Wants It

Twelve On Main // PMQ for two // Atta Girl Says

The DIY Mommy // Flourish and Knot // Maggie Overby Studios

Hey Fitzy // Domicile 37 // Our Crafty Mom

This Is Our Bliss // Timeless Creations // PMQ for two

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And don’t miss my Christmas home tour for lots more vintage inspiration.

If you like vintage style and color, you'll love this vintage Christmas home tour at AttaGirlSays.com. Room after room of inspiration, featuring fabulous vintage finds mixed with modern details. You'll love all the gorgeous fabrics, and the way the homeowners use pattern and color. And if you're crushing on gold, you don't want to miss the living room in this house!

2015 Christmas Home Tour 



Comments

  1. This is beautiful :) I love that you used jewelry pieces to enhance it, and the classic holiday colours are perfect!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the idea of using the vintage jewelry pieces! So cool.

  3. I love your version better than the inspiration wreath! Turned out fantastic, and what a fun use of those vintage pieces you collected!

  4. that looks beautiful!
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  5. Beautiful wreath! Glad to be able to link up with you for this hop!

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