Gorgeous Unique Wreath Made From Recycled Scraps

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I love to recycle and upcycle my families old clothes especially their wool sweaters and jeans. I make all sorts of crafts and useful stuff for the home.

I'm also super thrifty in that I keep the scraps from all these wonderful projects to use for further crafts. Like with my fabulous festive felt garlands that will soon be featured in a top craft magazine.

This time I made some gorgeous recycled sweater roses and combined them with denim seams to make a unique wreath for all seasons.
After gathering my wool and denim scraps I made the felt roses first.
These were made in exactly the same way as I made my hugely popular map roses (click here to see them). Using the same template I cut out 10 petals from the felt scraps.
The first petal I wrapped around a floristry wire stem and glued in place with fabric Mod Podge (see here).
I then applied glue to the next petal and stuck this to the outside of my first petal. I carried on doing this until all the petals were stuck down.
To tidy up the base of the roses and to add a leaf. I used a piece of green felt for this.
The green felt was folded into four and a leaf shape cut with a small nick in the center for the stem.

The stem was threaded through the hole
I carried on making recycled sweater felt roses from the scraps until I had seven in total.
To make the wreath I got a florists wireframe like this one. You should find one cheaply at your local craft store.

I simply wrapped denim seams cut from old jeans around the frame. Glueing them in place with a hot glue gun as I went along.
When the whole wire wreath frame is covered in denim seams then add the felt flowers.
I simply wound the wire flower stems around the denim wreath to attach them.
I'm really pleased how my wreath turned out. I love the contrast of the soft colorful flowers next to the rough denim.

Check the blog for more details and for a lot more denim and sweater projects.
Suggested materials:
  • Old felt sweater scraps
  • Seams from old jeans
  • Fabric Mod Podge   (Link in post)
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Claire at Pillarboxblue
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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Oct 12, 2017
    Is there a reason you didn't use hot glue and does the Mod Podge stick pretty fast?

  • Annie Annie on Oct 12, 2017
    What fabric did you use to make the roses thanks

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Oct 12, 2017
    You keep mentioning cutting the "felt" for the petals, did you felt the sweater and then cut the petals?

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