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DIY Upcycle Jeans Christmas Card

Posted by Kim Dellow

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Time for a little Christmas upcycling! Denim is a great material to upcycle and most of us have a worn-out pair of jeans that can be re-purposed, don’t we? This little on-trend Christmas card keeps the design simple to really show off the denim. I love matching the fabric with the Becky Higgins Project Life Journaling cards, two of my favourite things at the moment.

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Here Is What You Will Need:

Becky Higgins Project Life Ledger (Grid or Lined) Journaling Cards 3 x 4 in

Becky Higgins Project Life Journaling Cards 3 x 4 in (Blush Edition, but any would work)

Pink Paislee Switchboard Stickers (or other similar circle stickers)

DMC Embroidery thread - white

We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper

Old pair of jeans

Lettering stencil

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen - Black

Scissors

Needle

Pins

Paper

Pencil

Glue or double-sided adhesive tape

Project Life Journaling Card Kraft Card blank 4½ x 4¾ in

Let’s Make!

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Draw a holly leaf shape on a piece of paper and cut it out to use as your cutting template.

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Fold the piece of fabric in half and pin the leaf template to it then cut out the leaf shapes.

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Next stitch the leaf vein along the denim leaves with the white embroidery thread and a simple back stitch.

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Stick the leaves on a journaling card using a glue you know works with fabric, or a strong double-sided adhesive tape.

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Use the lettering stencil and marker pen to write the sentiment on a journaling card and trim the card and round the corners before sticking to the card front. Finish with a couple of circle stickers as holly berries.

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These cards would be easy to mass-produce if you needed to. Cut out the denim leaves in bulk to help speed up the process. You could even get away with drawing on the centre vein if you had a good white marker pen, or use some dabs of white acrylic paint.

Kim Dellow