Amy here from Maker Mama back with another creative reuse idea. I have a thing for reclaimed colored denim (I even started an Etsy shop selling handmade goods made with it). I usually still have scraps leftover and I didn’t want them to go to waste, so my recycled denim DIY bunting was born! I haven’t decided where I’ll hang my garland up yet, but it’s perfect for reusable party decor or to pretty up your little girl’s room. Read on for the details on how to make your own.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Denim scraps in several colors
- Rotary cutter
- Fabric scissors
- Twill ribbon
Start with the rotary cutter to cut out the panels for your bunting. I cut 3×7 inch rectangles for mine.
Fold each panel in half and cut at an angle from about 2/3 down to the corner. You’ll end up with a little flag and a leftover triangle scrap (I’m thinking of using those for another mini bunting, too!).
Fold the top edge of your flags over the twill ribbon and stitch down with a sewing machine, spacing the flags evenly apart.
And now you have your recycled denim bunting! If you’re not a fan of the frayed denim look, you can minimize it with pinking shears or some fray check.
I’m ready to hang this baby up! The thrift store is my favorite place to find colored denim, but you can just as easily use blue jeans to make your own recycled denim DIY bunting. I’d love to see your creative reuse projects, just tag @makermama on Instagram! And if you loved this project, then you’ll love my Thrifted Chair Redo and my Recycled Jeans Quilt. Happy making everyone!