Salvaged Wood & Jewelry Christmas Tree Ornaments

Brooch & Wood Ornament by timewashed.com
I recently pinned and was inspired by this salvaged brooch and wood ornament  by timewashed.com.

I remembered that I had a somewhat dated, framed jewelry tree on blue velvet from my neighbors, so I pulled it out of the garage.


I cut four rectangular ornaments out of a weathered, chippy piece of wood siding. My rectangles are about 2 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" long.  If the ornaments were any larger, I think they could become too heavy for the tree branches. I decided to brush on one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream", and added my steel wool & vinegar stain to the freshly sawed edges.  I  then distressed the fresh paint and waxed the rectangles with clear wax.

Vintage Earring & Salvaged Wood Ornament www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Most of the jewels on the old framed tree were sparkly vintage earrings.  I glued them on with E6000, and let them dry overnight.  Then I ripped strips of cotton muslin for the hangers, and also for a bow.

Vintage Earring & Salvaged Wood Ornament www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Another one of my salvaged ornaments.

Vintage Earring & Salvaged Wood Ornament www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This crown was really a cool piece even though it was missing a few jewels.

Vintage Jewelry & Salvaged Wood Angel Ornament www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This "Angel" ornament came about by kind of by accident while I was arranging jewels on the boards.

Vintage Jewelry & Salvaged Wood Ornaments www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
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10 comments:

  1. i love what you did with the salvage wood and jewelry pieces! just beautiful!

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  2. Thanks for sharing...these are adorable...Want to do something with mother's old jewelry pieces and I think this will be great little gifts for me to do up for the grandchildren.

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  3. Those are gorgeous..
    Blessings,
    Tamara

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  4. Awesome idea........thanks for the inspiration!
    Happy holidays!

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  5. These are all so cute!! Love the sweet angel one! Christmas blessings, xo Holly

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  6. Those are beautiful Carlene! I pinned, I HAVE to make some of these for my tree next year!

    Tania

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  7. Do you see the big smile on my face? These are gorgeous, I love them all. I'm loving that framed tree too, but I can see how it needed to be updated. Great job!!!

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  8. Hi there! I hopped over from Vintage Inspiration--love these ornaments! Blessings, Cecilia

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