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
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
Mel | Decor Craft Design
Christine | Christine’s Crafts
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations
Donna | Modern on Monticello
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Ann | The Apple Street Cottage
Jo | A Rose Tinted World
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April J Harris says
What a lovely idea, Allyson, and such a great way to epicycle denim! This is such a pretty wreath. Thank you for sharing it with Hearth and Soul.
Thanks for the compliments, April!
Great way to use up denim scraps/old jeans! The blue is so pretty.
Alexandra, I like having so much thrifted denim on hand. Denim projects are my favorite kind to make!
Paula Short says
Allyson, this is so cute. You do lovely work. I’m going to pin this for later.
Visiting today from Hearth & Soul #6&7
Paula, thanks for dropping in and also for pinning my Christmas wreath!
Jo (A Rose Tinted World) says
Lovely idea! I love the contemporary look of the denim! Thank you for sharing.
Jo, thanks for the compliments on my wreath!
I love this wreath, Allyson. It’s simple but so very effective. And I’m a real sucker for denim and burlap — it fits my home and my way of living. Your instructions are great, too.
Thanks so much for popping by Marmelade Gypsy the other day. It’s a pleasure to “meet” you!
Jeanie, I can’t resist using denim and burlap materials as they’re both my fave. I’m glad you like my Christmas wreath, thanks!
Donna Powell says
Beautiful and creative wreath! What I love the most about making wreaths is that you can always find a new way to make one uniquely your own. Pinned.
Thank you, Donna! It takes some brainstorming to come up with *new* ideas.
Pam Richardson says
Allyson, this wreath is so cute. I am going to show this to my daughter-in-love who loves to craft. I love the look of burlap and denim. Wishing you a lovely week!
Thanks, Pam! I hope your daughter-in-law likes the wreath and gets some inspiration to make one.
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Oh, denim and burlap, sooo pretty!!
Thanks, Dee! Glad you like my Christmas wreath. 🙂
Super Allyson, and so different, love it!
Jenna, I’m glad you like my Christmas wreath. I enjoyed using up some more thrifted denim for a new project.
Vicky Myers says
I love this wreath, but why wouldn’t I?!! I’m a massive fab of working with old jeans – such a stylish project
Thanks, Vicky! I’m definitely a big jeans fan, also.
Sew Crafty Crochet says
This wreath really caught my eye! I love the denim and burlap combo. The gingham ribbon and the tree look awesome, too. This is such a cute wreath, so I must pin it!
Thank you for the compliments, T’onna! I appreciate the pin, also. 🙂
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife says
How adorable! I love the rustic look and how it’s not the traditional Christmas look. Pinned!
Glad you like my Christmas wreath, Niki. Thanks for pinning!
Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
What a fabulous way to recycle/upcycle denim and burlap into a wreath, Allyson! So adorable and perfect for Christmas! Happy Crafting Holidays!
Thank you, Gail ~ happy Christmas crafting to you as well!
I love a good denim upcycle project, Allyson! I’m off to read about the tree ornament….
Thanks, Ann. Thanks for checking out the burlap ornaments, too!
I love a good denim upcycle so this is right up my street! I’m going to pop by and take a look at your card ornaments now too as this tree is just lovely.
The burlap and frayed denim textures are lovely together and the little pops of red make it feel Christmassy. Lovely!
Julie, I’m glad you like my denim and burlap wreath. The cardboard ornaments are easy to make, also.
This looks so stylish and I love crafts that use old denim. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Christine! I love any craft or decor that uses denim.