DIY Wreath Old Jeans

DIY Denim Rag Wreath

I wanted to create something for the Instagram #StopDropandDIY challenge.  The challenge was to make a DIY project using textiles for under $25.  You can check out all the other projects on Instagram by searching that hashtag.  There are some GOOD ones!   And please check out my past #StopDropandDIY challenges here and here.

Here is what I came up with..

Recently I was cleaning out my closet and found a bunch of pairs of jeans I didn’t wear anymore.  I cut a few of them into shorts.  As a result, I had a bunch of left over denim pieces that I saved. What I was saving them for I didn’t know yet, but I knew I’d find some use for them eventually.  When this challenge was announced I thought, hmmmm, I have all this denim material in my closet.  I should use that for my textile for the #StopDropandDIY challenge!  But, what could I make with them?  I checked Pinterest for ideas and found that others had made DIY denim rag wreaths out of old denim, and I thought BINGO.  That’s it!  I will try making a wreath for myself.

Materials Used and Costs

Wreath form from Dollar Tree – $1
Denim pieces – Free

Total cost – $1!!!

Here is my version of DIY Denim Rag Wreath..

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Step 1, Purchase Wreath Form…

First, I bought this wire wreath from the Dollar Tree, or you can get one on Amazon.  No time to make your own wreath, you can buy them on Etsy.

Step 2, Cut and Tie…

Next, I started cutting my denim pieces into strips.  I found that cutting them at least 6 inches (or longer) made them the easiest to tie, and you can always trim the excess off later.

Once I had a stack of denim cut into strips, I started tying them to the wire wreath, like this…and just kept tying, and tying, and tying….

I had a few pieces of white denim too, so I decided to tie in some white on the part of the wreath where the wires cross (circled below)…

Here is how it looked in stages along the way.  I’m not gonna lie, this took a long time to make.  Probably close to 2 hours.  I kept cutting a huge stack of pieces, tying, then I’d run out and have to cut more.

Step 3, Trim Excess Material…

Once I was done tying, and since I was cutting the pieces pretty long, I had to trim them.  You could chose to keep them long if you like that look.  Lastly, I sort of fluffed them up all around the wreath until I was satisfied with how it looked.

Here is how it came out.  Looks pretty cute.  I thought about gluing a shell or starfish to it, but decided to keep it plain for now.  I can always add one later.

Here is how my DIY Denim Rag Wreath looks hung up in my kitchen.

DIY Denim Rag Wreath

And here is how it looks on my front door…(although I think I like it inside better).

PIN for Later…

DIY Rage Wreath


  • Reply Cindy March 11, 2020 at 9:52 am

    This is fantastic and thanks for the inspiration. Too bad I was stupid and threw jean’s out.

    Pinned for other ideas.


    • Reply Jodi House March 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Cindy! I am glad I could inspire you. 🙂

  • Reply Terrie Tipler March 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Jodi I love this wreath and look at how easy it would to make one, regardless if you are a craftier or not. Your simple tutorial gives us the know how. Love it. Looks great up on your vent hood of the range. Every where looks great my favorite is there.

    • Reply Jodi House March 12, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Terrie! I always try to share easy DIY that anyone can do.

  • Reply Dori March 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    That is the cutest wreath Jodi! Love how you made it from your old jeans! So cute and creative!!

  • Reply Emily March 13, 2020 at 2:23 am

    This is so cute!!! Such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply Jodi House March 13, 2020 at 7:13 am

      Thank you, Emily! I am so glad you like it.

  • Reply Michelle March 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

    This is such a pretty wreath! What a great way to use those jeans instead of throwing them away.

    • Reply Jodi House March 13, 2020 at 11:15 am

      Thank you! Yes, it is a great way to use those old jeans waiting to be donated!

  • Reply Jessica March 18, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    This is such an awesome idea! I wish I would have seen this before I donated some old jeans! So cool!

    • Reply Jodi House March 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks! I am so glad you like it. Next time, save those old jeans! LOL!!

  • Reply Janna May 4, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    LOVE it.

    • Reply Jodi House May 4, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      I am so glad you like it. Thanks, Janna!

  • Reply Shirley Robinson November 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Love it. Approximately how many pairs of jeans did it take to make your beautiful wreath. Thank you. Shirley

    • Reply Jodi House November 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      I used about 1 pair and denim and half a pair of white.

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