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How To Make A Gorgeous Denim Wreath With Felt Roses

You don’t need much to create your stunning door wreath. This denim wreath was made by upcycling 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 is not a life-changing discovery, but as a Brit, it was a revelation to me!

Now I make door wreaths regardless of the season or my British neighbours’ thoughts. 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 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 I could use the scraps to make a gorgeous wreath for my door. I used 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 think that it is a wreath for all seasons. I have two other door wreaths, but these are 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

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

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

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

How to make a sweater felt rose

Step 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, nick 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

Step 3: Make 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 no-sew jeans upcycle that repurposes the jeans’ seams.

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

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

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 chuffed with how this denim wreath turned out, especially as it was made from the scraps of other upcycled projects. I like the felt sweater roses, and I will make some more to have as decoration.

I’ve made other upcycled flowers out of old clothes that would also look great on a wreath like this. There are gorgeous denim pom-pom flowers or denim DIY sunflowers 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 colourful wreath made from repurposed yarn and fabric scraps.

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.

Renee

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I just love this denim wreath. Very original!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Cheers and thank you so much.

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

[…] adore this upcycled wreath! I’m always happy to recycle, and this gives me the perfect excuse to look through my wool […]

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.