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Upcycled Denim Flowers from Jean Seams

Upcycled Denim Flowers, Quick & Easy

It’s easy to make lovely upcycled denim flowers from old or thrifted jeans

Quick and easy upcycled denim flowers from jean seams with crochet flower centers

These denim flowers are easy to customize for many different looks. I’ll share three more versions with you at the end of this post.

So I had this pair of old and worn out jeans that weren’t allowed off the property, but that I still loved to wear around the house.

When the zipper went recently I had to face the fact that they were done. Honestly, they should have been retired quite a while back, but they were so comfy.

So what’s a girl to do when a fave pair of jeans is no longer wearable?

Well, she upcycles them of course.

For today’s denim flowers I’m just using the jeans seams. I’ll save the rest of the usable denim for future projects.

Cutting your jean seams

STEP ONE: Cut your jean seams from the sides and bottoms.

cutting denim seams from old jeans into strips

STEP TWO: Cut your jean seams to the lengths you want.

So that I could make my denim flowers in three different sizes, I cut my jean seams lengths to 5 inches, 4 1/2 inches, and 4 inches.

How to create an easy jean seam flower

gluing denim strips together at ends to create loops

STEP THREE: Glue the the ends together to create loops. I used my low-temp glue gun to do this.

hot gluing denim strip loops together to create a flower shape

STEP FOUR: Put a little glue a the end of a loop and attach each new loop one at a time. Be careful not to use too much glue.

nine denim loops hot glued together

STEP FIVE: Continue to add all your loops until they look like the photo above. I found that nine loops worked well for all three of my flowers.

hot gluing and pressing denim seams together to create a flower

STEP SIX: Add a dab of glue to the final end and pull the other end around and press together.

denim seam flower created from seams from old jeans

Your jean seam flower should look something like this.

denim flowers from jean seams in three different sizes

Here are my three different sizes.

Once your flower is done, this is where the fun starts. You can prettify these upcycled denim flowers any way you like.


Supplies needed to create upcycled denim flowers

  • jean seams
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • decorative embellishments for flower centers

Embellishing jean seam flowers

Quick and easy upcycled denim flowers from jean seams with crochet flower centers

Here I used some crocheted doily flowers leftover from my flower heart wreath, and some clip on earrings from my costume jewelry crafting stash.

Quick and easy repurposed jean seam flowers with button centers

Here I used the same clip on earrings, but I paired them with knitted yoyos.

Quick and easy upcycled denim flowers from jean seams with button centers

Another version is just to use buttons. Easy Peasy.

Quick and easy upcycled denim seam flowers with button centers

These denim flowers are wearing more bits and pieces from my crafting jewelry stash as their centers.

The largest flower at the top has a lovely silver brooch with little pearls in the middle. The bottom left flower has a rose-shaped metal piece from a broken belt; and the bottom right flower has a silver metal earring with a pearl center.

You can truly make these denim flowers suit your own style by adding whatever embellishments you love.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

How to repurpose jean seams into upcycled denim flowers & 10 ideas for using them.

Just like my DIY beer cap flowers, you can use these denim flowers in so many ways.

Here are 10 ideas for how to use these upcycled jean seam flowers.

  • Glue on a magnet and use them on the fridge
  • Glue on a brooch back and wear
  • Dress up a hair barrette
  • Glue them on a purse
  • Add to a wreath
  • Glue on skewer stems and place them in a vase.
  • Create a wall bouquet sign
  • Glue them on a hat
  • Decorative curtain tiebacks
  • A fun decorative touch on a frame or a mirror

How would you use them?

Easy upcycled DIY denim flowers and 10 ways to use them.

These upcycled denim flowers are so simple to make and a lot of fun too.

The next time my thrift store has a $5 bag day I’m going to pack a bag with just denim so I can make more of these jean seam flowers for a project I have in mind.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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12 Comments

  1. Super cute Tuula! They would be cute ornaments too, especially if someone had a spring or Easter tree!

    Tania

  2. I have saved denim pieces and now I know why. I have a bazillion buttons and just found more the other day. These flowers are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are so pretty! I love this idea and I am going to try it. Thanks for showing us how to make them. You think of the greatest things! ????

  4. Hooray!!! Finally!!! I have boxes and boxes of old jeans!!! I used to make jeans quilts and little purses!! Whew! something I didn’t get rid of! Thanks, more reason to keep it all! Pinning!

    1. Thanks Dona! Sounds like you have everything you need to make some flowers. A denim quilt would be amazing.

  5. These are really cute, Tuula! They would make cool boho magnets on a magnet board or fridge. But they’d also be cute embellishing a jean jacket or fabric purse too.