I thought of this idea last week and I had to start making them. I can't decide if I will try and sale them or make my whole tree kind of shabby chic or victorian with all these type ornaments. Here is how I did it on this one...then I will tell you about the others that I don't have pics of but they are very similiar.
This is one of those plastic ornaments that is in two halfs that fit together. Got it at Michaels for about 2.00 I think. It also has a hook on the top to tie string or hang wire.
I had this vintage pin-pretty big and suspended it from the hook on the top of the ornament with very fine wire...I wanted it to hang in the middle.
I filled the bottom with vintage beads-pearls-pinks-silvers.
I tied wire ribbon and one that was not wired to the top.
I used a toothpick to apply Aleenes Jewelry Glue around the edges of each side so that it will stay shut. Walla! A Victorian Christmas Ornament.
The others were created with those glass ornaments you can buy at the craft stores. You can take off the top but it only has a very small ( a little bit bigger than a pencil head) opening. So, of course you won't be fitting a large pin or brooch in their. So I just used the same instructions above omitting the pin. Just fill it with pretty beads and tie some pretty ribbon. Now get busy so you will have enough for your tree. Or you could make lovely gifts for your friends!