Create A Beautiful Denim Door Wreath!
Home is your special and safe place that defines and presents your persona. So giving it a major personalized boost serves you in the long run. Just look at how adding a fresh new wreath to the front door, with this denim floral door wreath helps to bring out your space even more. This is a creative way to upcycle old ripped-up blue jeans and is super easy to customize for different seasons or holidays. Hang this on your front door to show off your DIY skills for a fun farmhouse look that is stylish and modern. Using some simple materials like artificial flowers, an embroidery hoop, hot glue, and of course denim, you can create a one-of-a-kind wreath that is sure to impress your friends and family. And the best part is that this project is totally customizable! You can choose any color of flowers you want to use to match your door or home décor. It really all depends on your own skills and choices. Because this is a simple wreath, you want a small wreath form. If you want something more elaborate, consider adding more flowers to the thicker or larger wreath form in order to balance it out. This wreath is an example that uses both an embroidery hoop and a styrofoam wreath form.One of my favorite things to add to a simple wreath is some delicate greenery. It gives a natural look while not detracting from the pretty flowers you just made. They are simple and small enough to accent the look without overwhelming it. There are a few other ways to add fake greenery to the denim floral wreath below if you prefer over using the delicate artificial fines I used.
What You’ll Need
Old blue jeans
12 inch embroidery hoop
Fake green vines
Fake babies breath
Fake pearl beads
Fake white silk roses
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Gather your supplies and begin by cutting and measuring out strips of the old denim. I like to cut denim legs off the pants then cut up one side of the seam and unfold it to make a larger piece of fabric to work with. For this project, you will want to cut a 10″ long by 2″ wide strip of denim.
Once this is cut out, you will fold it in half, then in half again, and one final time, to make it only about 2″ wide.
Now, cut through all of the seams on each side of this to make individual pieces that are small squares or rectangles.
Cut around the edges of these smaller pieces to create a teardrop shape with one side a bit more rounded. These will be the individual petals for your roses.
Once you have them all cut out, you will cut up the middle of the pointed end, about halfway up the petal.
Then, fold the sides over each other to create a petal that is curved inward at the pointed end. Glue this into place to create a single petal.
Now, you will continue this with all of the scrap pieces. Depending upon how large your flowers are and how large you want them to be, you may need to repeat this process with another 1-2 strips of denim.
Next, take a small piece of the babies breath or other small flower with a stem, and then wrap one of these petals around it and glue it into place. This will be the center of your flowers.
Now, begin gluing the petals around this first one, creating layers of petals and folding them over on the tops to create more texture.
Continue this process until you are happy with the size and shape of your flower. Repeat this process three times.
Begin assembling your wreath now by gluing the greenery vines around the embroidery hoop. You want them to just be on the top but not totally covering it. The hoop should be visible under the vines.
Now, cut and glue three longer pieces of the same vines, and glue them to the bottom edge of the embroidery hoop.
Then, just on the front of the wreath, above where you glued these vines, glue on the three denim flowers that you made.
Once you are happy with the overall look of the wreath, you can add a length of ribbon or twine around the top for hanging.