|A recent purchase was this c1950's hat covered in turquoise and silver-grey flowers - Not something anyone is likely to wear these days - condition not great and of a small size, so I decided to reuse the flowers.|
|They had been glued onto a mesh base, so I had to carefully pull them apart one-by-one trying hard to keep them intact.|
I ended up with quite a few and decided to make them into flower brooch corsages and hair clips.
I love how they are squished and crumpled, as only vintage flowers can be...
|I simply added brooch bars to the back of some...|
|And hair pins to the back of others.|
(One for me!)
|I then moved onto some odd pieces of Victorian wooden jig-saw puzzle that I had.|
|The pictures were very pretty, so I thought they'd make cute brooches too.|
|I added scraps of antique lace and fabric tags to the backs of them, along with a metal brooch bar.|
Perfect little stocking-fillers for those who like something a bit different!