Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Denim Flowers: DIY Style!

Hey, sisters!

Got old and/or holey jeans? You might want to think twice before throwing them out.

Instead, you can create these adorably gorgeous denim flowers, oh so easy to make, and use them on anything from headbands to jean cuffs to shirt collars. Just glue them right on.

All you need is fabric scissors, a hot glues gun, fabric, and FASHION!

For flowers about 2" in diameter, just cute a long rectangle from the denim about 11"-12" by 2"-2 1/2".

For thinner fabric besides denim and burlap, cut the rectangle longer and thicker, or else your bud will be a bit over 1" in diameter instead of 2".

It doesn't have to be a clean straight line; its supposed to look frayed and messy.

Next, make the long ends frayed by pulling threads and running your fingers the opposite way of where the threads sticking out are pointing.

Your piece should look like this on the edges:

Twist your piece either way and hold it on each end. Now at this point I usually bring my work to the floor so I can hold one end down with my foot and still have two hands to roll it up. 

So do that, and simply apply a generous line of glue and roll up the first few inches carefully. Decide which side looks better to you and keep it that way as you roll.

Now that you have a somewhat circle, start applying the glue to it instead of the unrolled fabric. This will keep your flower from looking too sloppy, and its easier.

Apply more glue, bit by bit, and keep twisting and rolling until you have no more.

Tip: The lesser the twist, the thicker the flower!

At the end of the fabric, glue the end to the bottom so you don't have a dead-straight line on the edge of your flower.

Trim up your flower to how you like it best.

Trace your flower on a sheet of white (or like color) felt. Cut out the circle and glue it to the back of the flower. Trim if needed.

You don't have to do this; it just makes it easier to glue to and stay on surfaces stronger.

You're done!

Here's some inspirations on what you can do with them (and sell them too!)

* You could sell them just as they are. (A good starting price would be $1 each, preferably in sets)

*Attach to:
-Jeans cuffs and pockets
-Up around blouse necklines
-Pins to make brooches
-Headbands or hairclips
-Notebooks and/or binders
-Baseball cap brim
-"Boxes" (pencil cases, jewelry boxes, etc.)
-Denim bags
-Picture frames
-Backpacks and/or lunch bags
-Throw pillows

*Make a choker necklace or bracelet by attaching them end to end and adding a fastener

*Make them a lot smaller and create cute earrings

You can do so much with these tiny buds, and the best part is they're so easy and you don't need much to make them!

You can also use all sorts of different kinds of fabrics, including burlap, and get the same cuteness. 

I hope this was a great inspiration and that it may have sparked your creativity. :)


This craft was not first developed by me. I just shared my own version and the pictures are of my own.



  1. Wow! That is so neat! Do you have your ears pierced? =) You should sell them! You really should make some headbands and other things. Then you could make your own shop with your crocheted items too! People buy those kind of things, because they are unique and handmade. :) Your photos are great too! :)
    ~Sarah Margaret♥

    1. You're so sweet. :)
      Are my ears pierced? Well...long story short: I got my ears pierced when I was seven, got a year-long staph infection, and never wore earrings again. If I want, I can try again when I'm 18, though. So, technically, my ears are pierced, I just don't wear earrings. :D
      As for selling those, yeah, I have sold them before, but the lady I sold them to doesn't need them anymore. I guess I should find someplace else...
      If you like my pictures you should see my photography blog. I do it with a friend.


      Bree <3

  2. That is so cute! I like the idea of putting them on a headband. =)

    1. Yeah, those are super-cute. Oh! You know what else you can do with them? You can sew or glue them end to end to make a wreath. I discovered that yesterday. :D



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