Denim Leaves

In preparation for setting our Thanksgiving table, I’ve been collecting a few of my favorite fall things. And I really wanted to make some denim leaves…

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

A few years ago I found a gorgeous shaped leaf. I’ve packed it around for a while and it’s made an appearance in a few different decorating vignettes around the house. Right now it’s in our dining room…

Fall Home Tour with The Wood Grain Cottage

Have I mentioned that I love the shape? Mer-cy!

So, I decided to make a few copies of it… with denim!

I reeally love the back side of denim, so I traced the leaf shape onto the “normal” side of the fabric with a white fabric pencil.

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just cut it out…

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And used the cut out leaf as my new template.

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

I traced of few of them onto the denim… It goes pretty fast!

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had them all cut out, I ironed them flat. But if you didn’t want to, you could leave them as is. They look naturally crumpled. I’ll show you what I’m talking about in a bit.

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

These leaves make me so super happy. It’s those little details that I really love, and I can’t wait to use them on our Thanksgiving table!

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And here’s what they look like “crumpled”…

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

Either way, they’ve just lo-vely!

How To Make Denim Leaves by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m already thinking of so many fabulous uses for them. From banners, garland, book marks and iron on shapes, these leaves are perfect!

I can’t wait to show you what I have in store for them!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love denim, it goes with everything. :)

  2. Nice shaped leaf and perfect for a cut-out. Love denim as it goes with everything. You could add an initial or name to them for place cards when needed. I like that is not all frayed. I cut some from painter’s drop-cloth and they frayed, but I still love them. Thanks for another great crafting idea.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. amy ogden says:

    Love that idea for a banner! :D

  4. Such a cute idea! I love how you incorporated Fall, but not in the traditional “orange” color.
    For a minute I thought you had cut a bunch of leaves and attached them to a blue ticking table runner, but they were actually just on your ironing board cover. The table runner idea would look cute though. Thanks for all of your great inspiration!
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  5. Shayna,
    you have done it again. Took something so humble and comfy as denim and used it in your decor. Love the idea and the shape of the leaf you saved. As always thanks for sharing what inspires you. I may have to copy this one. ; )

  6. Wow…ya did it, yet again! You know what I’m talkin bout gf…creating something so pretty, from something unexpected! Love, love, love the texture with the wood, china pattern & your table runner…you go girl:)
    Blessings & <3
    M

  7. Simple beauty at its best!

  8. Catherine says:

    I had a pair of faded jeans in the giveaway box that I just went and dug out!! LOVE this <3

  9. I just rescued my hubby’s too big jeans. So lest I appear a hoarder I must show a reason for this salvaged item!!im waiting:-)

    • Gwen- I’m so so happy you rescued your hubby’s too big jeans! Awesome! They were destined for great things! :-D
      Enjoy!
      -Shayna

  10. I can see why they make you so happy. They are lovely. What a great idea.

  11. I love these! Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  12. So pretty Shayna – and the denim is a great idea because it keeps it’s weave so well when you cut it!! Pinning:)

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