Upcycled Denim Wreath
Whether you have an old pair of jeans you've been meaning to donate or you're like me and bought a pair of jeans without trying them on first, then this is a very cheap and adorable up-cycle you can make for your home in just an hour or two.
If you are an avid thrifter than you know a lot of thrift stores do not have dressing rooms, making it nearly impossible to buy jeans that fit. I usually never take the chance but my 50% off entire purchase coupon had me taking risks. These Lucky Brand Jeans only cost me 2$ but I would have needed to remove an entire butt cheek for them to fit. So instead of designer jeans, I have a designer wreath instead.
- Used Jeans
- Hot Glue Gun
- Foam Wreath Form (Mine's 14in.)
- Fake Flowers
The yarn I used is this Bernat Maker Fashion. I don't even know if it classifies as a yarn because it feels like a stretchy t-shirt type material. I just loved the bright color and I thought it would hold up in the elements a little better than regular yarn. I posted the amazon link above. I used less than half of the roll for the project, so you will have plenty leftover.
- First you will want to hot glue the end of the yarn onto the wreath. On my wreath there was a seem, so I started there
- Start wrapping the yarn around the wreath and periodically push the yarn together
- Repeat this process until you have half of your wreath filled with the yarn
- Cut the yarn loose and glue the end to the back of your wreath
- Set aside and grab your jeans
Pro Tip: Cat's are unable to control themselves when there is fabric on the floor. So either block them off or prepare to be annoyed by furry paws grabbing your scissors.
- Cut one leg off of the jeans and set aside the rest to use for another project
- Cut strips of denim approximately 2 inches wide (This does not need to be exact, mine are wonky as heck and you would never know)
- Do not use the seams
- I cut approximately 8 strips but only used 6
- Just like the yarn, hot glue one end of the jean strip to the back of the wreath
- Wrap around and be sure to end the strip at the back of the wreath, you will likely need to cut off excess fabric to do so
- Hot glue the end of the strip down
- Hot glue the next strip slightly overlapping the previous
- Continue this process until the wreath is full
- Set aside and grab flowers
- Cut the heads of the flowers off of the stem. This is harder than it looks and I have a blood blister to prove it... Use wire cutters if you have them!
- Plan out where you would like to place them
- Hot glue flowers into place