Friday 27 September 2013

How to: Vintage Picture Domino Brooch

I picked up this set of picture dominoes from a local car boot sale this year (you know summer's over when car boot season draws to a close). I got them in a bag with a couple of other vintage board games for £1 - it felt like a crime to leave them there for that price!

Vintage Rhyming Domino Game
Rhymo dominoes... like a ye olde Candy Crush!
I've been holding on for these for a while, waiting for the right idea to present itself. The size was a little hard to work with, so I've decided to split them in two and make brooches out of them.

Cat Picture Domino Brooch
Matching your brooch to your cardigan is optional!

Here's how I did it:

You Will Need:

Picture Domino, brooch back, cutting knife, ruler, glue gun

  • A picture domino (each domino will make two brooches)
  • Brooch back
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Varnish (optional)

First up, carefully split your domino in half using the craft knife. Follow the line separating the two pictures.

Use a craft knife across the domino

Picture domino split in two

Now glue the brooch back to the back of your domino, at the top.

Glue a broock back to the top of the back of your domino

After this, I'd recommend varnishing the front of your brooch. This is optional, but gives your brooch a nice shine and protects it from damage. Wait to dry, and you're done!

ROCK ON! Oh, the irony...

What was your best car boot find of the year? I'd love to see pictures if anybody tries this!

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