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Denim Circle Tree

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Decorate your wall with this fun and thrifty Denim Circle Tree from Amanda Formaro.  Made with denim and fabric scraps, recycled denim jeans projects like this are great for using up random odds and ends.

Denim Circle Tree

Materials:

  • Plywood rectangle
  • Sand paper
  • White spray paint
  • Recycled denim
  • Patterned fabric
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue or Elmer's Glue All
  • Paintbrush


Instructions:

  1. Lightly sand the plywood, removing any rough edges. Spray the plywood with white spray paint and allow to dry. Add a second coat and let dry. Light sand if it feel rough to the touch.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  2. Cut denim and fabrics into different sized circles.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  3. Arrange circles on the plywood, layering different sizes of contrasting colors and patterns. Use some with three layers, others with two, and some just with one.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  4. Cut a tree trunk from a piece of denim.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  5. Cut the trunk into strips.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  6. Lay the strips of trunk on the plywood.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  7. Once you have everything arranged the way that you want it, use a paintbrush to lightly apply a coat of glue to the back of the denim. Be careful not to get glue on the front as it can discolor the denim, making it darker. Gently press and smooth the pieces in place.

    Denim Circle Tree
     
  8. You can use wall putty to hang the wall art, or attach a picture hanger to the back.
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