Upcycle Your Old Clothing

Terri bateman
by Terri bateman
4 Materials
3 Hours

Using items from around my house I managed to come up with two projects using denim jeans and a denim shirt. Here's my lovely Holiday Decor for my door.

Supplies, wreath or driftwood branch, denim, wire, I used 20 gauge, glue gun and lots of glue, scissors, and needle nose pliers.

Then cut wire to desired length and twist the ends together to make pedal shapes, cut fabric big enough to wrap around wire, spread glue directly on wire and wrap fabric as you go.

Then bend the ends of the wire up at the back of flower and wrap all flower ends with an piece of wire tightening with the needle nose pliers, glue all ends together with lots of glue and let dry, use the seam from jeans for flower centre with glue and rolling them tightly. Glue centre of flower and hold down to shape your pedals.

I used a combination of wire and glue to attach my flowers, I also cut strips of denim to hang in behind. They look great! Hope you enjoy!

Suggested materials:
  • Wreath
  • Scissors
  • glue sticks
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  • Sev6787613 Sev6787613 on Nov 09, 2017
    What size circle and length of wire

  • Gretta Gretta on Nov 10, 2017
    Does this work with other fabrics?

  • Deb5679476 Deb5679476 on Nov 10, 2017
    How do you make the inside parts of the flower???

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  • Sov15324718 Sov15324718 on Nov 12, 2017
    What a cute idea. I love the flowers made of demin and can be used for so many other ideas. Would be easy to make smaller flowers and attach the flower to a barrette or make a ring of demin flowers and make a circle to place a candle inside of it. Love, Love it.

  • Jennifer Brekke Jennifer Brekke on Nov 12, 2017
    I'm so inspired, Teri! Great project, great idea, & so affordable. 😚 Mmmwah!