Denim Jeans Rag Wreath & Flowers

I have PILES of my husband's ripped denim jeans. There isn't a pair he hasn't been able to destroy.
After a few years, the pile has gotten bigger and I finally decided to do something with them. I just can't throw anything away if I can make it something useful and/or beautiful.
First, I cut some pieces out to make the flowers. I treated each piece with mod podge, waited 24 hours, then shaped them into the flowers.
The remaining fabric was bleached, washed, and dried. Some areas became completely white, others still had some blue. I ripped strips approximately 7" x 1" and tied them onto a metal wreath frame, packing them tight so there would be no bald spaces.
I think the final result was worth every callous and fabric burn!

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  • Andrea Gilley Locher
    on Mar 16, 2019

    Can you give any steps or tips how to make the flowers?

    • Eliza
      on Feb 6, 2020

      You could use chicken wire cut out in a circle & just bend over edges to avoid any sharp edges

      ...probably double it to make stiff enough

  • Gail
    on Nov 13, 2019

    do you have an instruction sheet?

  • Shirley
    on Dec 24, 2019

    Can this wreath be hung outside, specifically, the outside of my front door which is under a porch roof?

    • Tea & Honey Designs
      on Jan 17, 2020

      It an absolutely be hung outside - especially under a covered porch. If it gets direct sunlight, the fabric may fade a bit.

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  • Eliza
    on Feb 6, 2020

    Will try this ... Live in denim...pair of red jeans old not in style & too big

    ... Will try some bleaching , save some without bleaching for the 'ROSES'...

    I adore this very now & can visualize studding with Crystal or chains from old jewelry. This will make me super happy...not spend a dime & help the front door look cute might add a HUGE ONE TO THE GARAGE DOOR 💙💙💙💙💙 & OR TUCK LITE STRING INTO THE NOOKS & CRANNIES ~ SOLAR ~~ TO HANG IN MY ROSE GARDEN 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💡💡💡💡💡🌞🌖

  • Tea & Honey Designs
    7 days ago

    I love it - such great ideas! Have fun!

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