Thursday, January 27, 2011

Using A Styrofoam Cone Shape Form To Display Vintage Costume Jewerly

Look how cool these vintage yellow flower pins look displayed on a green Styrofoam cone form. The form is sitting on a tray alongside a sweet picture frame.

I can see this idea working for all kinds of whimsical costume jewelry pins, especially colorful 1960s Flower Powers styles.

Styrofoam is inexpensive and comes in so many different shapes. You will find balls, blocks, rings, cones and other shapes.

Can you spray paint Styrofoam? Ordinary spray paint will melt Styrofoam. For more information on paint Styrofoam read: How To Paint Styrofoam.

You could also cover the Styrofoam form with vintage material or wallpaper.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists


  1. I like your idea of displaying the jewels. I also added you to my blog list :)

  2. This idea took me back to the 70's - and the styrofoam cone Christmas trees decorated with felt, beads, costume jewelry, etc.

  3. Hi Dianne,
    Styrofoam is the best...Love working with it, it's so much fun. Thanks for sharing the link on how to paint it. Oh and thank you sooo much for your sweet and kind comment and for becoming a follower. Hope you come and visit again soon. I know I will...Your blog is full of great tips. It was very nice meeting you. Wishing you a fantabulous weekend.

    Hugs and Smiles,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage