Sparkly costume jewelry can be found for next to nothing at thrift stores and estate sales, but since it's usually a bit pokey, it might not be safe to use for play dress up until your kids are old enough to not gouge their eye out. That doesn't mean you have to hold off on collecting it; here are 3 ideas for using it as wall decor in the meantime:
Better Homes and Gardens has rounded up a variety of ways to put vintage jewelry to use throughout your home, but we've specifically fallen in love with these wall decor ideas. Which one is your favorite?
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Left: This idea utilizes small butterfly broaches and a bit of art skill. Lines were drawn on a small canvas to make them appear as if they were real specimens hanging on the wall. See more here.
Top Right: Pressed flowers are a bit frumpy for a children's room, so why not use jewelry instead and give things a more 3 dimensional look? Look for thick frames that already have fabric backers or add your own for complete customization. See more here.
Bottom Right: Turn any frame into a holder for small earrings and oddball pieces. Remove the glass and cover a thick (or doubled up) piece of cardboard with fabric. Add your jewelry and place it back in the frame. See more here.
(Images: Better Homes and Gardens)