My farmhouse cardboard ornaments continue to be so popular on Pinterest that I decided to make a Christmas denim and burlap wreath to showcase one of them to give an additional way to use it for Christmas decor.
CHRISTMAS DENIM AND BURLAP WREATH
It’s time for another monthly Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, where my blogger friends and I pick an idea from one of our Pinterest boards and make it into a “use it up,” recycled, upcycled craft or decor.
Our November theme is “Christmas” and I used this inspiration pin for my fabric wrapped wreath. Be sure to click the links at the end of my post to see eleven more Christmas projects!
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- 10 inch styrofoam wreath form
- cardboard tree ornament instructions
- lightweight denim fabric
- burlap fabric
- red gingham ribbon
- red and white baker’s twine
- glue gun
HOW TO MAKE A FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS WREATH
STEP 1: PREPARE DENIM STRIPS
I used left over denim from thrifted jeans. The denim was light weight which made it easy to tear in strips and fray. You can also find lightweight denim at JoAnn’s.
Cut out long sections from jeans that you’ll be working with. Snip into the denim end enough that you can pull apart and rip your first strip. You’ll be making your strips 2.5 inches wide.
Pull strings away from the denim strip to fray each side as seen below. Keep pulling string pieces until you get the amount of frayed look you want.
STEP 2: WRAP THE WREATH FORM
Use hot glue to secure the denim ends.
Wrap the wreath form as seen below. I was able to get my wreath wrapped using two long strips.
STEP 3: MAKE BURLAP SECTIONS AND ADD TRIM
I used burlap scraps leftover from previous projects.
Cut 3 inches width of burlap sections then pull strings out on each side so it looks as seen in picture below.
Attach the burlap sections with hot glue.
Cut ribbon and baker’s twine and tie the pieces together around the burlap. My tie was tight enough so that I didn’t have to glue on the back.
STEP 4: MAKE THE DENIM BOW AND ADD ORNAMENT
Rip another strip of denim fabric long enough to tie a bow on the wreath. Fray the edges and the strip ends.
Slip the denim strip through the Christmas ornament ribbon hanger. Evenly place the strip under the wreath form and tie the strip into a knot then tie the bow.
Twist a piece of floral wire around the knot and hang on your wreath holder.
Let me know in the comment section if you plan to make the cardboard tree ornament along with my Christmas denim and burlap wreath.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE MY OTHER CHRISTMAS PROJECTS:
Sharing my Christmas Wreath at these fabulous blogs!
CLICK THE PHOTO LINKS BELOW TO SEE MANY MORE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS!
Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Christine | Christine’s Crafts
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations
Donna | Modern on Monticello
Ann | The Apple Street Cottage