School is almost out and the 4th of July is just around the corner~ I made a series of patriotic crafts for you guys to enjoy! First up is my Denim Flag Wreath! I love making wreaths and finding unique items to make into them. So I started thinking about what materials to use…when I think of red white & blue, my thoughts automatically went to denim. What could be more American than Blue Jeans?!! So here is my cute version made from a pair of shorts and some old thrift store jeans!
Materials needed: 1 Styrofoam 18 inch wreath, 1 pair of blue denim shorts, 1 pair of red denim jeans, 1 pair of white denim jeans, a few silk flowers, twine, patriotic banner (Michaels Stores), small star glitter cut-outs (Michaels Stores), hot glue & gun, rotary cutter and mat.
Take your rotary cutter and cut all three jeans up into 3 inch wide strips. I cut the shorts across the pockets so I could use them for added texture and design. The jeans I just cut up one leg of each. Start wrapping your red and white stripes around the Styrofoam wreath, make sure you make the stripes equal distance apart and hot glue. I then wrapped the blue denim shorts around using the pockets and belt loops for the blue design area.
For the flowers I pulled apart the silk flowers and added a fabric wrapped rosette flowers made from the denim to the center for a more handmade look. Hot glue them back together and add them to the wreath. For how-to’s for making fabric flowers check out my Spring Wreath Tutorial or my Pinterest Fabric Flower Board. I took twine and hot glued it in a spiral pattern and added it to the center of the blue flower. Add a cute little Red White & Blue Paper Banner and some single glittered stars to the blue denim. And that’s it!! Soo cute & easy!