"A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature."-Oscar Wilde ("Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young")
Some of my favorite costume jewelry pieces are floral brooches. They're like modern buttonholes (or en Français: boutonnière), and they add personality and whimsy to a work dress or blazer. Create a simple, inexpensive display for your brooches and pins with some scrap fabric, a styrofoam ball, a rubber band, and a pretty container.
1.) Select a container. Purchase a Styrofoam ball that is slightly larger than the opening of the container.
*This method can be used for all types of broaches and pins. If your broaches have a separate clutch fastener, keep the fasteners safe in a Ziploc bag inside your jewelry chest.