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.
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.
Another one of my salvaged ornaments.
This crown was really a cool piece even though it was missing a few jewels.
This "Angel" ornament came about by kind of by accident while I was arranging jewels on the boards.