I love unexpected ways to add class to my décor, and the new denim décor trend certainly fits the bill! When used the right way, denim can be the perfect modern addition to your current space.
To help make it easy, JOANN has a wide variety of denim fabrics to get you started! Abby here from Sew Much Ado, and today I’m sharing a pretty denim themed tablescape, along with some DIY denim wall décor projects you can learn to make for your own decor!
One secret to pulling off denim décor is to balance it with soft, lighter elements so it’s not overwhelming. After all, we don’t want our guests to think it’s time to saddle up! I added touches of blush pink, gold, and white to complement the denim.
I also focused on adding geometric designs, both in the fabrics and wall décor, to keep the look modern.
For the table, I placed a denim-looking striped paper roll over a white tablecloth as a base. I used Fab Lab Plaques (available at your local JOANN) as risers for the table centers, and added LED candles tied with strips of denim.
The table centers were completed with blush pink faux flowers (found in the floral aisle of your local JJOANN), placed in glass vases that I filled with denim fabric.
Each place setting has a reversible denim placemat and a denim-look cloth napkin that I’m teaching you how to sew below! I wrapped each napkin with baker’s twine found in the new party supply section of my local JOANN!
Large wall art is another hot new trend, and to add a focal point to the room, I made a denim woven canvas wall art that you can scroll down to learn to make for yourself! This is a super fun, easy project that packs a lot of punch!
I completed the denim décor with two denim wall flower buckets that you can learn to make below as well!
Ready for the DIYs?! To learn how to create the denim touches for yourself, read on!
Denim Wall Flower Buckets
-large and small metal wall bucket with wire hanger
–denim or denim-look fabric
–glue gun and glue sticks
–floral wire cutters
For each bucket:
1. Measure width (at largest point) of bucket and add 2”. Measure height of bucket and add 1”.
2. Cut denim to rectangle using measurements above. Press top and bottom edges ½” to wrong side.
3. Use glue gun to glue top of fabric to top of bucket, just under top rim. It helps to begin at the center and then work outward.
4. Use glue gun to glue bottom of fabric to bottom of bucket, just above bottom rim. 5. Wrap one side edge of fabric to back of bucket and glue in place (stretch gently to ensure it’s smooth on front of bucket). Repeat with other side.
6. Use wire cutters to trim length of stems from faux flowers. Use glue gun to glue flower stems to inside of bucket as desired.
Denim Woven Wall CanvasSupplies:
-24×36 artist canvas
1. From one fabric, cut 12 3” wide strips, 42” in length. From the other, cut 18 3” wide strips, 30” in length (you can cut 9 strips from the entire width of 60” wide fabric and then cut them in half).
2. Press each long edge of each strip ½” toward the wrong side.
3. Measure and mark every 2” on the back of canvas, on all four sides.
4. Glue ends of 30” strips (wrong side down) to TOP back of frame with rest of strip hanging AWAY from back of frame (so it can wrap around to the front of the canvas). Be sure to keep strips between 2” marks.
5. Flip canvas over and lay strips right sides facing up on top of canvas. Pulling taught on each strip, wrap around to bottom back of canvas and glue in place. Trim ends.
6. Repeat step 4 with the coordinating strips, gluing to one side of back of canvas.
7. Bring strips around to front of canvas and weave each strip over and under vertical strips until opposite side is reached. Remember to alternate with beginning over or under for each horizontal strip.
8. Pull horizontal strips taught and glue to back of canvas between 2” marks. Trim ends. 9. Hang canvas as desired!
Reversible Denim Placemats
Supplies (for 6 placemats):
-denim – two coordinating colors – cut 6 13×19” rectangles from each (1 1/4yd each for 45” wide fabric)
For Each Placemat:
1. Right sides together, pin and stitch two coordinating denim rectangles together along all four edges (1/2” seam allowance), leaving a 3” opening on one short side.
2. Trim corners and turn placemat right side out through opening. Press flat along all edges, pressing raw edges ½” toward wrong side at opening. Topstitch ¼” from all edges, closing opening.
Denim Napkins: Supplies:
-lightweight denim or denim-look fabric – I used a gorgeous Sportzwear Modal Fabric found in the denim section at my local JOANN – cut 6 21×21 squares (2yd 57” wide fabric)
For Each Napkin:
1. Press one edge ¼” to wrong side. Press another ¼” to wrong side. Repeat with OPPOSITE edge.
2. Stitch close to inner fold of each edge.
3. At each corner, fold ½” of each raw edge toward wrong side and press in place, forming a triangle.
4. Press remaining raw edges ¼” toward wrong side. Press another ¼” toward wrong side, forming a mitered corner at each corner.
5. Stitch close to inner fold on unstitched sides.