Friday, June 29, 2012

From Rags To... Wreath?

I went over to my parents house the other day and my Mom handed me a giant plastic bag and said, "Here's 10 yards of denim that a lady from Knit Well (the knit support group that my Mom runs) gave me. She bought it to make clothes for her husband but he didn't like the way the material felt. I figured you could use it for something." 
  
SCORE!!!
 
 Free is my favorite price and I'm lucky enough to have a family that regularly contributes free stuff to my crafting stash, much to Amazing Boyfriend Fiance's dismay. 
 
I brought it home and knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. 
 
 I signed up for the Craftaholics Anonymous semi-annual gift exchange and decided to make a wreath for my partner, Zoe! 

I cut my denim into 6 inch by 2 inch strips, although I wish I would have cut them longer. Maybe next time. Than I started tying them onto my wire wreath form and kept adding strips until my form was covered. 






Before I'd finished tying all my strips onto my wreath form, I attached a strip of ribbon as a wreath hanger. 






Once I had all the strips tied onto my wreath form, I still felt like it looked a little bare. 




So I decided to add a few fabric flowers, and what better to use than bandanas!




I traced out circles onto my bandanas, then used my pinking shears to cut out the layers for each flower before gluing them together.







I glued painted wooden hearts to the center of the flowers, because I felt like they needed something else there, and added pins to the back of the fabric flowers before pinning them on the wreath. 







I love how it turned out!






I hope she likes it!




I was featured!!!






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I'm sharing this at the following link parties: 


~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Craft & Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Me & My Boys ~ Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Time To Shine @ A Diamond In The Stuff ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely, Lil Pink Pocket & Vintage Gwen ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ Show Me Extraordinary @ The 36th Avenue ~ T.G.I.F. Link Party @ Craft Junkie Too ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ Delicately Constructed Fridays @ Delicate Construction ~ Project Party Weekend @ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Anything Goes Link Party @ Bacon Time ~ Creative Genius Link Party @ The Creative Paige ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Free For All @ Young & Crafty ~ Show & Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique ~ Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid ~ Sunday Show Off Link Party @ Twigg Studios ~ Think Pink Sundays @ Flamingo Toes ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I {Heart} Naptime












26 comments:

  1. I am a sucker for tied fabric wreaths and that one is absolutely delightful!!!!! I couldn't think what you were going to make with all that denim, lol. This is so perfectly, prettily simple :)

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  2. OH! And yes, I did read your title first, and I still was all "What's she gonna make?" Just shows you--I need more coffee.

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  3. Your denim wreath is fantastic!

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  4. Oooh! I'm so pinning this as I have a ton of old jeans that needed a project! Thanks for the idea!
    -Shara @ Palmettos and Pigtails

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  5. Wow, it turned out awesome! I love it when people hand over stuff like that because they think it's useless. Little do they know it's a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

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  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  7. And..... I LOVE it! Thank you so much! It's the perfect gift! I desperately needed a new wreath and it is hanging on my front door! I'll post a photo on my blog in the next few days. Seriously, thank you so much for such a wonderful and thoughtful gift! :D

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  8. This is AMAZING! Seriously... wow... WOW. I LOVE it. It's so fluffy, but looks symmetrical and pretty too! And the bandana flowers are just genius! LOOOOVE it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  9. This is SO gorgeous! Hope you can link it up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  10. This wreath is so cute! I really like the use of the denim and the bandanna. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/07/showcase-your-talent-thursday-14.html. I hope to see you there!

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  11. I love rag wreaths! So cute! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/07/pomp-party-25.html

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  12. This is SO CUTE! I love it. I have a big bag of old jeans I can't part with. This will be a perfect project. I am pinning it. Also, I am your newest follower. Great blog name!!! How'd you come up with it?

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  13. I love this project -- thanks so much for sharing and linking up at the T.G.I.F. Linky Party this week-end -- I have it featured over at my facebook fan page so please stop by to check that out and them stop back over at www.craftjunkietoo.com and grab the featured me button. :)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976
    Tracy

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  14. That has to be one of my favorite wreaths! Love the fluffy look of the denim and adding the bandanna flowers puts it over the top!
    I have never made a wreath but this really inspires. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Did you tie your strips on each of the 4 rings on your form? I live this and will be squeezing time in between my baseball cuffs to make it!!
    Www.facebook.com/JensBaseballBling

    ~Just Jen

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  16. I was just looking at my husbands old jeans and flannel shirts yesterday morning thinking hmm what am I gonna do?? now I know. Thanks for sharing came from Twigg studios linky

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  17. Great wreath. Visiting from Positively Splendid. I love denim too.

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  18. That is such a great way to use up old denim. I am sure she will like it. If not have her send it my way. It would look really nice hanging on my front door. LOL... have a wonderful day!

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  19. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Please feel free to stop by and pick up your "I've been featured!" button.

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  20. Oh wow! that is an awesome awesome idea and it turned out super cute! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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  21. This is completely adorable! Love at first sight!
    Pleased to be your newest follower!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

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  22. Featuring YOU today. :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/07/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_12.html

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  23. Super, Super, Super cute! I love it! Stopping over form Ginger Snap Crafts! Have a great weekend! :)

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  24. Very cute! I featured it here:
    http://sewprettysewfree.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-to-make-knotted-wreaths-from-rags.html

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  25. Can you please tell me how many yards of the denim it took to make the wreath? It is just darling. Thanks! email is cecedreams@gmail.com

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