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Upcycled Denim Wreath

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.


Supplies Needed:

  • Used Jeans
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Yarn
  • 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

Pat yourself on the back! You did it!

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