Flea Market Brooch


Make a brooch that has all of the charm of vintage decor (but isn't) by trying your hand at this Flea Market Brooch. You'll love how this DIY brooch looks once it's all finished. It costs next to nothing to construct this beautiful piece, so it's as if you literally stepped into a flea market and bought this brooch semi-new. Talk about a bargain. This DIY brooch could also prove a valuable homemade gift. Anything vintage is on the list of great craft gift ideas nowadays.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeMiscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Project TypeBrooches



A brooch is a decorative jewelery item designed to be attached to garments, sometimes used to hold them closed. Brooches are usually made of silver or gold, sometimes bronze or another metal. They are often decorated with enamel or gemstones. Nowadays, some DIY brooches are also made from fabric and recycled materials. Many sorts of European brooches found in archaeology are usually referred to by the Latin term fibula. These fibula are ornamental clasps used by Romans, Greeks, Germanic peoples, Celts and migratory tribes, in Europe from the Early Bronze Age.

By the 18th century, brooches became an important clothing accessory to fasten finery (feathers and fabric). In the 19th century, with the expansion of wealth and the creation of a market for vast quantities of inexpensive jewelry, brooches became a popular commercial form. Today, brooches provide the chance to add a touch of vintage jewelry to any ensemble. Brooches have been trending again on red carpets and in fashion magazines in the past few years. As their popularity grows again in the fashion world, it is safe to say that DIY brooches are sure to become staple pieces in homemade jewelry collections.


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This is an impressive brooch! Many times I have gathered little bits of magazine photos or trinkets that have sentimental meaning, but they are just loose and not viewed often. This is a great way to keep little sentimental things close to,your heart. It would be a lovely memorial to someone dear who,has passed or for a new mom with bits of clothing and trinkets! Or as mentioned, just using found stuff! Great idea, such an inspiration... I need to get going on this one! Love it, thanks for sharing!

This is a really cute idea. My grandkids travel globally and this is a good reminder of where they've been. The youngest would enjoy explaining what part of the brooch represented what country. We'll have to make them when I see them again....Next year. :-(


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