All DIY Projects

Do It Yourself Antique Brooch

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower or party. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

It may look like a family heirloom, but this pretty little accessory takes less than an hour to make! This Do It Yourself Antique Brooch is incredibly easy and oh-so-clever. You can customize this brooch to match your wedding theme colors. Attach it onto your shoes, pin it on your dress, or even wear it as an accent in your hair. It also makes the perfect gift. Be sure to peruse all of our do-it-yourself wedding projects. We have plenty to choose from.

Swarovski Crystals
Jewelry Pliers
Clear Jewelry Thread
Some kind of base (We used an earring)

1. To begin, remove the earring hook with jewelry pliers.

2. Next, glue a clear Swarovski crystal to the center of base.

3. Take the clear thread and thread a ring of pearls through the holes of the base.

Gorgeous don’t you think? Thank you to Hilton Pittman Photography for this adorable wedding do-it-yourself project.


Categories: All DIY Projects, DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects
Tags: , , ,

leave a comment...

Please be kind and courteous in your comments! We reserve the right to delete comments that we deem inappropriate, negative, distracting, or rude. If you have a problem with the content of the post, please contact us directly.


  1. -100. Candice Moore says:

    I’m swooning over this one! Such a really cute idea!

  2. -100. yvonne says:

    oh my! so darling..

  3. -100. Cori Sponagle says:

    I am so excited to make one – Absolutely darling!

  4. That is so pretty! It’s becoming a little tougher to find real vintage pieces (which I transform into new updated bridal accessories.) I imagine lots of brides will love to make their own. Plus, there’s the added benefit of being able to craft a number of matching ones, like for a bridesmaids set.

  5. -100. Bridget says:

    I am swooning over this DIY brooch! I have been looking everywhere for the *perfect* one and haven’t found anything close, now I can try my own hand at creating my dream!

  6. -100. AbberJabber says:

    Awesome! I have been dreaming of making my own sash for my wedding gown since I don’t want to spend $100+ on one. This is the perfect starting point. Thanks!

  7. -100. Nisa says:

    I have a ton of old beads from vintage necklaces that belonged to my grandmother. I am not the handiest when it comes to making jewelry, but this looks like something I could do with them. Thanks!

  8. Great idea! I do want to caution that you have to be VERY careful what kind of glue you use with Swarovski crystals–if you want them to stay clear and sparkly or stay stuck for a long time, which I assume you do! You can get away with more types of glue with Swarovski foil-backed rhinestones, but you still need to be very careful. I prefer to use wire instead of glue whenever possible, and it would be very easy to make something like was posted above with no glue at all. That’s the beauty of working with Swarovski crystals (beads made out of leaded crystal)!

  9. -100. Michelle says:

    These are so gorgeous! I absolutely love vintage jewelry and now i can keep a lookout for one more thing on my list……large wire earrings! Thank you ao much for the inspiration!

  10. -100. Anna says:

    Awww. That’s so dainty cute. <3

  11. -100. andrea says:

    you could do this and just wear them as earnings

  12. -100. Jenny says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  13. -100. Can says:

    Love def will try it out

  14. -100. Naomi Rogers says:

    I used this idea to make brooches for my brooch bouquet as I was struggling to find brooches to fit my colour scheme (pale pink and antique gold), they look fantastic! Its such a good project!

  15. I am extremely impressed together with your writing talents and also with the layout
    to your weblog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one

  16. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site so i came to
    “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve
    my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

  17. Oh! It is very beautiful DIY idea for making antique brooch!

  18. Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I loook at your website in Safari, it looks fine but
    when openjing in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to ive youu a quick heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

  19. -100. crystal shoes says:

    I’ve been browsing on-line greater than three hours nowadays,
    but I never found any fascinating article like yours. It’s pretty worth sufficient for me.
    In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content as you did, the internet can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  20. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article.
    Thanks for supplying these details.

  21. -100. Cindy says:

    Love the idea. So pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  22. -100. Lee says:

    Thank you for the basics of making brooches. I knit and crochet hats and scarves and often want to embellish them.


  1. […] needs a wedding to make this? I'll be working on my own DIY brooch this […]

  2. […] It may look like a family heirloom, but this pretty little accessory takes less than an hour to make! See how we made this right here. […]

  3. […] bouquet, or make several as special gifts for your bridal party. Click here to view the tutorial at The Wedding Chicks and learn how to make your own keepsake brooch. You may also […]

  4. […] brooch is dainty and elegant and perfect for a scarf or hat. The full tutorial can be found at the Wedding Chicks. The hardest thing is going to be deciding which colors to use. I have to say I love the pink cup […]

  5. […] wear a dainty broach to finish off your outfit.  If you’re creative, you might even consider creating your own broach which can save you some money and also give your outfit a personal […]