I have gotten such amazing feedback on social media about my plastic fruit brooches that I decided to do a tutorial on them!
For this Tutorial you will need
Vintage or modern plastic fruit
It's best if there is a steam and leaves as you will be teathering ribbon to it
E6000 glue (I don't recommend hot glue)
Your choice of ribbon
1 Jewelry pin backing enclosure
Lace your choice of ribbon underneathe the leaves of your plastic fruit.
And then a pretty bow
Trim the excess ribbon ends at a slant for a more finished look
Turn your fruit face down. Take your E6000 and glue a line the length of your pin backing. Make sure you get both sides of the ribbon bows so your brooch is sturdy.
Place your enclosure on the glue and let dry 1-2 hours. Overnight is best.
TA DA! A gorgeous vintage novelty brooch!
If you'd like to keep the glue off your fruit and be able to interchange your ribbons, here is another version!
Cut a piece of cardboard the size of your pin backing and place it in the middle of your ribbon
E6000 the cardboard to the ribbon and then glue the pin enclosure unto the cardboard. Let dry 1-2 hours (or overnight)
Once dry, turn your fruit face down and lace the ribbon under leaves or fruit to secure the backing
Flip the fruit over and tie your bow.