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Denim Bunting Made from Old Jean Scraps (Easy!)

If you have denim scraps left over, it’s easy to turn them into a DIY bunting! Perfect for a party or for little girls’ room decor.

DIY Bunting Made From Recycled Denim

Amy here from Maker Mama, back with another creative reuse idea for denim. 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. You won’t believe what an easy craft this is!

Stack of denim scraps, twill ribbon, scissors, and a rotary cutter

DIY Bunting from Denim

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Denim scraps in several colors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Twill ribbon
Using a rotary cutter to trim down a denim scrap

Start with the rotary cutter to cut out the panels for your bunting. I cut 3 x 7 inch rectangles for mine.

Cutting denim scraps into bunting pieces with a pair of scissors

Fold each panel in half and cut at an angle from about 2/3 down to the corner.

Denim scraps and flags with a pair of scissors

You’ll end up with a little flag and a leftover triangle scrap (I’m thinking of using those for another mini bunting, too!).

Sewing denim scraps onto fabric twill using a sewing machine

Fold the top edge of your flags over the twill ribbon and stitch down with a sewing machine, spacing the flags evenly apart.

Recycled denim bunting
Colorful denim bunting made with jean scraps

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.

Denim garland made with scraps
Woman holding a sewn denim bunting

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! I’d also love for you to visit the following projects. Happy making everyone!