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How To Make A Denim Wreath With Felt Roses

You don’t need much to create your own stunning door wreath. This denim wreath was just made by upcycling some old clothes such as jeans and sweaters.

One of the things I have discovered since blogging is that door wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. I know this not a life-changing discovery but as a Brit, it was a revelation to me!

Now I make door wreaths no matter what the season or what my British neighbours think. My latest creation is an upcycled sweater and denim wreath.

Felted sweater and denim scraps used for upcycled wreath

Recycle Sweater Scraps and Jeans into a Denim Wreath

I hate waste that is why I’m such a fan of upcycling. The other week when I made a patchwork recycled sweater blanket, I actually kept all the felt and denim scraps knowing that I would eventually think of something to do with them.

It didn’t take long for that lightbulb moment to happen. I realised that I could use the scraps to make a gorgeous wreath for my door. I used the denim seams for the base of the wreath and made felt roses from the felt scraps.

My recycled floral denim wreath is a lovely door decoration. I definitely think that it is a wreath for all seasons. I do actually have two other door wreaths but these are really just for fall, an upcycled map leaf wreath, and a felted acorn wreath.

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What I used to make a floral denim wreath

How to make an upcycled sweater denim wreath

Making the felt flowers..

1.. Making the felt roses is the first thing you need to do. They are made pretty much the same way as my beautiful map roses and my denim flower bouquet. Use the same petal template as with the map roses.

However, as felt is thicker than the paper you won’t need to make as many petals for the felt roses. Each flower is made with approximately 10 petals.

Use fabric Mod Podge to glue the first petal to the central stem and then each subsequent petal.

How to make a sweater felt rose

2. Next, make a simple leaf out of green felt. Fold a small square of felt into quarters and cut out a basic leaf shape.

Also, knick a small hole in the corner and then thread the stem through it. Keep the leaf in place with a dab of Mod Podge.

Making felt leaf for sweater roses

3. Then, carry on making felt roses in different colours until you have at least seven finished roses.

Upcycled felted wool sweater scraps made into felt roses for a gorgeous door wreath decoration.

How to make the denim wreath

The good bit about making the denim base for this wreath is that it is a no-sew jeans upcycle that just repurposes the jeans seams.

4. The denim wreath base is so simple to make. Just wrap the recycled jeans seams around the wire wreath frame securing with a hot glue gun as you go around.

Once the whole frame is covered in denim, simply add the felt roses by wrapping their wire stems around the frame.

Putting together your recycled jeans wreath by adding the DIY sweater felt roses.
This gorgeous denim wreath is made by using old wool sweaters and recycled jeans seams.  It is very simple to make with a great step by step tutorial.
This gorgeous denim wreath is made by using old wool sweaters and recycled jeans seams.  It is very simple to make with a great step by step tutorial.

I’m really chuffed with how this denim wreath turned out, especially as it was made from the scraps of other upcycled projects. I really like the felt sweater roses and I will be making some more just to have as a decoration on their own.

I’ve made other upcycled flowers out of old clothes that would also look great on a wreath like this. There are the gorgeous denim pom-pom flowers if you want to go for a double denim look with the wreath. However, if you want to stick to felt flowers on the wreath, check out my tutorials for felt succulents.

I have another colorful wreath made from repurposed yarn and fabric scraps.

I have a load more cool adult craft ideas here.

This gorgeous denim wreath for all seasons is simply made from leftover scraps from other projects. Felt scraps for the roses and jeans seams for the base.

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Marie-Interior Frugalista

Friday 24th of July 2020

Love the combination of recycled denim and the felt roses - such a pretty wreath!

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Thank you so much, I love upcycling denim and sweaters so it's great when I get to combine them.

Sarah

Thursday 25th of April 2019

I just stumbled across your blog and love your projects! I've just been cutting up a bunch of old jeans for an eventual quilt and now wish I'd kept the seams and waistbands! Next time! Meanwhile, I've got more ideas for lots of other projects so thank you!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Thank you, Sarah. That is lovely to hear you like my site. Definitely, keep the seams and waistbands from jeans, I have loads of ideas of things you can make with them.

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Wednesday 4th of April 2018

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Rosie (@greenrosielife)

Thursday 19th of October 2017

Ha ha - another Brit here so for me wreaths are purely a Christmas thing! That said this is really lovely so perhaps I need to start being less British and considering wreaths for other times of year too!

Thank you for adding this lovely upcycling post to #GoingGreen

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 19th of October 2017

Thank you, Rosie. I'm slowly coming round to the idea of wreaths other times of the year, I do think some of the spring wreaths look lovely. So perhaps one for Easter.

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