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Thanks Gail! It is a wonderful honor to be here for a second time at My Repurposed Life. I love coming here and being inspired!HI I’m Dee! I’m the proud owner of “A Lapin Life” and I’m so happy to guest posting for Gail. My blog specializes in easy how to home decorating ideas. I personally like to add a French flair from time to time.Of course, most of my projects can be done at low or no cost. I like to reuse old or throw away items and make them beautiful again.

I’d like to show you today that vintage jewelry let’s say old earrings, pins or barrettes can be used in other ways. With some simple changes you can dress up your pillows, candles or whatever you like.So here’s how to do it ….
Jewelry Pins Also Used as Candle Pins
 Have you ever looked at hair barrettes and thought how they would make great looking jewelry pins.
I purchased the jewelry pins with a 40 percent off coupon from Michaels Craft Store.
To get glamour ‘BLING’ ………….. sometimes you need to use power tools.
This bad boy was used to grind down the metal backs on the hair barrettes. It’s a Dremel rotary tool for grinding metal plastic and wood.You could also use a pair of larger wire cutters to clip off the old stuff on the back.
I used 5 minute high strength epoxy by DEVCON. Just squeeze some out on a piece of old cardboard and mix for about 30 seconds. Now take a toothpick and apply some on
the pin.
                        Barrettes turned into jewelry pins.
Here is one jewelry pin on my new pillow.
Three pins look twice as nice.
~ jewelry candle pin ~
 Change out your old jewelry and make them all pins. So that’s my easy project of the day. I know you all have boxes of old stuff that is just waiting to become a new prize. Perfect for yourself or gifts of party favors.
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What to do when you have angled walls or a dormer? Use keyhole mounts and your decorating problems disappear.
We all have that collection of stuff that we intend to use one day, even if it is out of style. With a little bit of artistic help, paint, fabric and the famous woodworkers crafting tool, most anything can be brought up to date.
Until next time…. Love ~ Dee


Thank you so much Dee for hanging out here today! I love your pins, especially on the candle! Y’all go over and visit Dee sometime soon, k?


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A teacher at heart, Gail relishes the chance not to show off her projects, but to help others find their inner handywoman, step-by-step. Her blog, MyRepurposedLife.com, chronicles her scrap-saving adventures and has been featured on countless DIY magazines and websites, including Women’s Day, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. She is a longtime influencer for both Krylon spray paint and Gorrilla Glue. With a tribe of more than 400,000 followers, Gail is inspiring a new generation of DIYers to pick up some tools and get to work.
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  1. Great idea. I have some broken earrings…perfect.

  2. Dee is the best, what a clever idea, I am going to remember this one!!


  3. Thank you Betsy, Julie, Danni, Anita, Nova and Lauren! I’m so happy you all loved my idea :)


  4. Beautiful! I love these ideas — I’m a bling lovin’ girl too and I especially love these pin backs! Great way to dress up a plain candle — thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Love all these ideas…

  6. What a cute idea! What a great way to really make a boring candle stand out!

  7. Great idea!

  8. What a great idea! That is one serious power tool!
    I love the pillows and the candle is fabulous! This is such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for stopping over Sherry! I can’t wait to see your creations.


  10. I have lots of old jewelry. I have some candles I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them, I like your idea. Thanks so much!

  11. Thanks so much Gail for having me here!

    Thanks Mindi and Jeanne :)


  12. Yes, I do have plenty of old jewelry to make into pins…thanks so much Dee!

  13. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! I will go check out Dee’s blog!

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