DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

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)!

created at: 01/16/2012

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?

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Barb on Feb 09, 2015:

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!!

CapreeK on Mar 13, 2012:

Great idea!

Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012:

YTou can also stitch or fabric glue the strips of denim from worn out jeans onto a fabric backing and use as a door mat/shoe mat.  Put wavy line of bathroom caulk on the back to help with slip-resistence.


CapreeK on Feb 27, 2012:

Thank you Decomamma!

decomamma on Feb 25, 2012:

absolutely great idea:)

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