Monday, September 5, 2011

Doily Brooch

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I was at the Salvation Army and found these crocheted circles for $2…they are only about 2 1/4 inches in diameter.  I think the person who made them was working on a table cloth or a bedspread.  There were about 60 circles. 
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I had all sorts of ideas with what to do with them. 
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I used a tutorial I had seen all over blogland, but here is a specific post you can read about to see how the circles were folded.
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I used a German glass button for the center, in a pretty coneflower blue shade.
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You can find one of these in my etsy shop!
I am linking up to these great parties!
Ellen

19 comments:

Kei said...

That is so lovely!

Sylvie Créative said...

Great and cute!

Deborah March said...

OmiGOSH, what a LOT of work that crafter did, and what a LUCKY find for you! Your brooch is just beautiful!

Deborah (happily visiting from
http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

{Hope you can visit too!}

Sewandthecity said...

What a lucky find…they are very nice and also good that they are in white as you can choose to dye them in a different colour for a another project. My grandmother was an avid knitter and crochetier (is that the right word?) – Luckily she taught me knitting before she passed away, but I never got the chance to learn to crochet. The broach is very stylish!

Judy said...

What a great find. I love what you did with them. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

Betsy J said...

What a cute idea! What magical salvation army was this, hahaha?

Robin said...

Lovely little laceys. Thank you so much for linking up!

Ellen said...

Its so nice to see someone's hard work is going strong. You did them justice.
Hugs,
Ellen

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

So so cute! Thanks for linking up to thriftaholics weekly! :) Hope to see you there next week!

Michelle said...

What a great find! The broach turned out really nice! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Beth said...

What a find! I just saw paper doilies folded in half and made into a banner/bunting...that would be cute!

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty--how sweet the the craft was continued on! Thanks so much for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Beautiful! What a great thrift store find, you're so lucky!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

So pretty! And I'm totally jealous of your awesome thrift store find.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Why can't I ever find anything like that? I love what you did with them! So pretty? Thank you for joining It's a Party!

Andrea @ Sew Divertimento said...

What a great find! I'm always looking for fun stuff like that and I never seem to find it! Great use of the doilies. =)

www.sewdivertimento.blogspot.com

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

Oooh - I'm so jealous of your thrifty find and I love what you created! Love the texture of this pin! Thank you for linking up to WWWW! I'm featuring you today!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks really pretty! I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am also hosting a Giveaway that you might like to join!

Neabear said...

What a lovely idea for the doilies! I love how that turned out!

~Linnea