Vintage Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Fun Holiday Decoration with Costume Jewelry and Lights

Sherri, the assistant launch coordinator at, brought in this captivating Christmas tree design to show us something fun and beautiful that can be done with costume jewelry. All of the pieces in this design once belonged to Sherri’s grandmother, who created this tree when she was done wearing the jewelry.

Things to Do with Vintage Jewelry

Sparkling bracelets frame the tree, while brooches, pins and earrings create an eclectic interior. If you look closely, you’ll notice that Christmas lights peak through small holes placed throughout the design, giving it a festive glow when plugged into the wall. This piece has weathered many years, and some of the settings have lost their jewels. To restore it, Sherri plans to reset those spaces with cabochons. She also wants to create a star for the top of the tree that will match the rest of the current design.

Making something like this Christmas tree is a great way to display vintage jewelry that otherwise might never see the light of day. You could easily create a design full of meaning using pieces you remember your own grandmother wearing. To add a steampunk feel to the design, try introducing a few fancy keys and clockwork pieces into the mix.

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  1. Reply

    That is absolutely stunning! Lucky lucky Sherri 🙂

    • sharon gies
    • December 25, 2011

    what a creative way to use old costume jewelry!!! came out so pretty!!

    • Meg
    • June 16, 2012

    Can you please tell me what materials you used?

    • Diane Bomaster
    • November 3, 2017

    What would be the preferred glue to attach the jewelry to the background?

    1. Reply

      Hi Diane! You’ll want something that dries clear, especially if you are using a dark background like Sherri did. 5-minute two-part epoxy would work and provide a very secure hold. Gem-tac is also a good option.

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