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Upcycle milk glass vases with vintage jewelry…..

I always see those skinny milk glass vases at the thrift shop for pennies and it seems like such a waste to leave them there. I also have a HUGE stash of vintage jewelry. This is a great upcycle craft, because it uses two vintage items together that make something brand new!!! Vintage jewelry and milk glass vases!!! And I don’t know about you, but I see those for under a dollar all of the time at the thrift stores. I think these would be really cute for a bridal shower/centerpiece idea too.

How to upcycle vintage jewlery and milk glass vasesIsn’t the button springy too? I needed a bit of color.

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se vintage jewelry to make a upcycled vase 1All you are going to need is:

Vintage jewelry pieces, old earrings, brooches, etc.

Jewelry pliers

Super bonding glue like E-6000 or the less stinky Elmer’s Pure bond

Vintage milk glass vases

eye protection

Start by washing the vases to get off any dirt or sticky residue and let air dry upside down.

Then remove the backs off the jewelry pieces. I do wear eye protection for this because those bits can go flying every where!

How to remove the backs from vintage jewelry to glue to an upcycled vase

Once the backs are removed, you are ready to glue! I found laying the vases on their backs works best, you can also use a little low-tack painter’s tape to keep the pieces on place while the tape sets.

Then they are ready to go! It takes about 24 to 48 hours for the glue to cure to use them.

UPcycled milk glass vases with vintage jewelry

I used some brooches,VIntage milk glass upcycled with vintage jewelry

And I also clustered some of the earrings too. This is a great craft for all of those broken jewelry pieces too.

Earrings upclose vintage upcycled milk glass vases

These are very pretty with the earrings stacked on top of each other.

Upcycle vintage vases with inexpensive vintage jewelry

I clustered about 4 earrings on this vases. I love how it looks! I can’t wait to get some blooms in them from my garden.

Or at this rate, Trader Joe’s.

Collaged jewelry onto thrift store vases

I now am going to start scoping out the vintage jewelry even more!

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6 Comments

  1. Oh I LOVE the pink one! Going to look in my stash right now, but I’ll need to be on the lookout for vases.

  2. Sweet and great idea for Spring. Boy, am I ready for Spring…I need some warmth please. Di@Cottage-wishes

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