Monday, June 28, 2010

RED, WHITE AND BLUEJEANS

so...the hubs was about to throw out a pair of jeans...when, in slow motion i found myself diving in front the trashcan to save 'em...ok...maybe that didn't happen...but i did stop 'em from going in the garbage!...lol...i figured i could use the denim for something...and boy was i right!...still struggling with my lollipop flower addiction...i came up with a little something that's stylish...and fourth of july-ish....here's the tute...


you need some super glue, fabri tac, sizzix circles #2 die, and recently rescued denim...


you'll also need a 1" inch chipboard (cereal box) circle, tack back type pin, and a brad with bling....


cut your denim, layer up two pieces and run through your sizzix...


here's what you're left with...now this is enough for one pin...but since i do things in bulk...i did this tons of times...and had a nice 'ol pile...cut a couple extra of the smallest circles and set to the side...you'll need these later...


oopsie...forgot to mention that you'll need a mesh laundry bag for this next step...anywho...pile in all your denim circles (except for the couple extra of the smallest circles)...you'll want to get 'em all wet...i just did this at the sink...ring out all the water...then throw 'em in the dryer!...


here they are all frayed and fantastic...now...if you don't want 'em frayed...skip the previous step...but notice...i have the one unfrayed small circle in there too!...


stack 'em all on top of each other...keeping the same sizes together...and don't be perfect...make 'em kinda whompy and off center...


wow...looks like i forgot something else you need...the crop a dile...or at least something that will get through all the layers at once...now with all your might...punch 'em!...


post punch...


take you brad with bling...and put through...


now flip it over....


take your 1" inch chipboard circle...see...told you it was a cereal box!...lol...slap some fabri tac on there....


adhere it over the brad prongs...see...we're cleverly hiding it!...


with super glue...slap the tack back on there...if you don't have super glue...use some other kind of glue...but make sure it's going to hold!...also...you want it to be pretty centered...you'll see why in a sec...


ok...this is where you need your unfrayed small circle...using a paper piercer or somthing else really sharp...put a hole in the center....


slap some more fabri tac on there....


taking the denim circle you just put a hole in...slip it over the tack pin...i make sure that the side will match the back side of the pin...that way it really hides all that's going on back there...lol...


push it down and make sure that it's stuck!...


put the other pin part on there...


and lookie!...your pin's done!...


for my packaging...i take some 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" super thick chipboard...cover with patterned paper...ink up the edges...punch a hole...and pop up a cute little sentiment...


i know it might seem like alot of steps...but it's really not!...isn't the finished product so worth it?...


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22 comments:

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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Audrey Frelx said...

Greenbean, what a great idea of old jeans!!! TFS!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very cute! I didn't realize denim could go through a Sizzix. That's great! Fabulous tutorial!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Love this idea! It turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing :]

MessyMissy said...

That is AWESOME. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!

Kate said...

I HAVE to get myself that circle die! Love the denim. Visiting from CSI!

Alison said...

I LOVE denim, and this pin is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so cute :) come link up to MMM!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jun 01:06pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Bart, Jeni, Jessica, Brian and Chelsea said...

Very clever! Love the fraye edge circles!

k and m said...

LOVE IT... i just bought jeans that are way too long and i cut off about a foot on each leg (of course) to make them into capris... i saved the scraps and now I can do this (((SMILING))) thanks for sharing

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

These look great made out of the denim...who doesn't have old jeans (too small!!) in the closet! Thanks for the tutorial on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cute! Love to re-use as much as I can!

Heather said...

So cute! Never thought to use my die cutter for fabric.. duh! LOL Please join me for a new linky party at dragonfly designs!

Kenzie said...

So cute! I might have to make one of these to hang on the wall! Love the packaging!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Katie said...

So much fun and seems simple to do, even if you don't have die cut machine!

lori said...

Oh so cute. I might have to do this for my daughters jeans-she says she wants them to be more "girly" thanks for the inspiration

Leslie said...

I love how cute your jean flower turned out! I have several pairs of jeans that I could use! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

anabelucraft said...

A nice idea!!!
Greatings

Lolliscraps said...

Another great project! Love it!

Kat from California said...

Very fun! I didn't know that the sizzix was like the elison die cuts at an elementary school. That is one of the things I miss about teaching. I want a cricut but they are expensive and the extras are expensive too. I'm impressed that think material, like denim, could go thru a sizzix. thanks for the info.

P.S. I love the name of your blog!

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