We’ve made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it’s time to make a little somethin’ somethin’ for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall art!
This DIY idea comes from Bel Rossa Boutique, a blog and Etsy shop featuring hand-crafted textiles created from salvaged materials. Inspired by the book “Layered, Tattered and Stitched” by Ruth Rae, these denim canvases are pretty simple to make (although a little time consuming)!
While there isn’t a tutorial on Bel Rossa, she suggests cutting your denim into strips and then sewing them one-by-one onto a fabric backing, working in layers. I imagine after that all you would need to do is stretch your creation onto a canvas and–voila! Whether you take a stacked or sunburst approach, the effect is pretty neat! What do you guys think?
I love denim art – I’ve made some very cool pieces -but, I cheat. I don’t stitch – I use fabric glue and iron-on adhesives, instead. This gal is a real artist!!