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DIY Bunting Made From Recycled Denim

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 DenimAmy 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.

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DIY Bunting from Denim

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Denim scraps in several colors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Twill ribbon

recycled-denim-bunting3Start with the rotary cutter to cut out the panels for your bunting. I cut 3×7 inch rectangles for mine.

recycled-denim-bunting4 recycled-denim-bunting5 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!).

recycled-denim-bunting6Fold the top edge of your flags over the twill ribbon and stitch down with a sewing machine, spacing the flags evenly apart.

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. 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.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.

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. 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.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!

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