DIY Denim Ring

August 15, 2017


DIY Denim Ring

Apparently, the DIY apple does not fall far from its tree. This week, my daughter emerged from her room with the most darling custom denim ring. It's something she whipped up from an old pair of jeans and a little bit of embroidery thread.

I was completely impressed...and I don't think it's just because I'm her mom.

It's absolutely adorable.

Denim Ring

Recently, we took to a trip to the ocean and every shop we popped into had some kind of denim jewelry or accessory featured. My daughter was smitten with a few pieces, especially a bracelet and floral ring, but the price tags were crazy high.

Of course, big mouth mom said, "No way, I can make that."

Well, while I was camped out in the laundry room and dealing with the post vacation pile of mail, little miss disappeared into her room and actually made the ring.

I'm not really surprised, she's always been into customizing her own clothes.

She said the ring was super simple to make, basically free, since we had all the supplies on hand and it took her less than an hour.

Simple, quick and cheap? Sounds like an Exquisitely Unremarkable approved craft to me!

Here's how she did it.

How To Make A Denim Ring


The supplies: 

DIY Denim Ring Supplies

She cut a strip of denim about one inch wide and long enough to wrap around her finger with a small allowance for a seam. She didn't want a large seam though, as that would be uncomfortable to wear.

How To Fray Denim

If you want a fringed look, like she has, you just need to pull a little at the ends and run your nail across the edge of the fabric. The material will naturally begin to fray. 

Next, she got to work on the lettering. She thought about making a floral ring, but like her momma, this girl is all about simple, so she decided to stitch a word on instead. She chose "BABE". You can add whatever sentiment or picture that makes you happy, including a heart or a flower.

Just make sure the design will fit nicely on your finger.

Then, using a very simple stitch, like the one I used on my Thanksgiving embroidery project, she added each letter with embroidery thread.

To close up the ring, she used a lighter thread and a smaller needle and stitched it to size.

**For a bracelet, just use a longer, wider piece of denim and add snaps to close it up! **

How To Make A Denim Ring

That's it! That's all it took for her to create her very own, super stylish, and very on-trend, denim fabric ring.

And just in time for back to school.

DIY Denim Ring Tutorial

That's one less item on our shopping list.

Fabulous!

Are you into denim accessories?

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66 comments:

  1. Super cute. What a great idea. Love this. Happy Tuesday.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I really like it too. It's nothing like the ones in the store. They were very large and ornate. Too much for this simple girl, but I would actually wear this...and it was free. Even better! I already have my order in. 😉

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  2. Hi Kim, this is so cute. Your daughter has inherited your talent. Love it!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Celestina Marie! I think she may have me beat when it comes to fashion design. I love it, too!

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  3. Cute! I have not seen these. I love how she stitched Babe on it. Congrats on the award! I will go an vote for you!

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    1. They're everywhere around here, AnnMarie. Of course, not in the stores, I shop in... 😉. And thank you so much for the vote. I'm blushing from here.

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  4. This is such a cool project Kim. I had no idea that denim was so popular. And I bet they are a big hit with the teens.

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    1. Thanks Mary...and yes, the kids are all crazy for the denim accents this season. Everything old is new again...🙂

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  5. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! What a darling idea and she did it really well. I haven't seen any denim jewelry at all..Too cute! Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks Judy! I think it's really cute, too...and it's everywhere here. Well, at least in the shops that cater to the under 20 crowd. ;)

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  6. That is a cute idea and I'm sure I'm past the age of wearing...But I may make one for my granddaughter.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I bet your granddaughter would love it. They seem to be all the rage around here with the kids…

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  7. Dear Kim

    So cute and didn't break the budget.

    Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Thanks Teri! I think the budget thing is my favorite part...especially since you know kids. Fickle! 😉

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  8. I love it!! I'm glad you've taught her to do her own thing. That's really so important.

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    1. Thanks Stacey! And I would love to take credit for teaching her to do her own thing, and I have encouraged it, but I think she was born that way. 😉 Mind of her own...

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  9. This is so cute! Looks like she takes after her mom. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! I think she may be craftier than me.

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  10. The Irish have an expression "well, it's not off the grass she licked it or anything!"

    Perfect for this post, my friend!! :)

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    1. I'll take your word for it, Debbie! ;)

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  11. Thats adorable that she is doing creative stuff! Love that.
    Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria, I am so glad she enjoys it, too. It really is great to have a creative outlet...

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  12. I have to be honest, I have not seen any Denim jewelry. Golly, Northwest Wisconsin must not have gotten the memo that this is in and cute! And cute it is. Most of all, I love how your daughter created her own jewelry.
    Carla

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    1. I hadn't seen any denim jewelry either, Carla, until she pointed it out. Of course, we shop in totally different stores...I'm about 4o years too old for Forever 21. 😉

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  13. That really is cute! I love denim, would live in it if I could, so why not jewelry?

    Years and years ago Redbook magazine had an article in their December issue of a woman--I remember she was a former model--who made the most beautiful Christmas banners for the wall out of old jeans, trimmed with scraps of lace and other various trimmings. Hers had Christmas messages on them and I still remember to this day how unique they were.

    Maybe your daughter will be designing her own line of clothing some day!

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    1. A banner made of denim? Oh Dewena, now you are speaking my language! I may have to try that myself this Christmas. Thanks! And who knows, maybe I do have a budding fashion designer in the making. That is what I originally went to college for...before I switched majors...three times! Ha!

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  14. What a CUTE ring! This would be a great stash buster project! Pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks so much, Marci! I love being pinned. ;)

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  15. That's super cute! I had no idea there were such things as denim rings. I guess I'm behind the times. I don't have kids so I have an excuse! Guess I need to get with it. Her rings is very classy though!

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    1. Thanks Florence, I'll pass your sweet compliment along and trust me, I am no longer on top of the fashion trends either!

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  16. HI! Your daughter's denim ring turned out cute!!! I know if my daughter was in high school, she'd be excited about wearing one. I'll have to send her this via email... She's 25 and is really just starting to get into fashion. :) How about weaving some denim bracelets?? That'd be cute!

    Have a great evening,
    Barb :)

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    1. Barb, you are right on target, she made a bracelet, too. It has buttons on it and is adorable. Next, she's on to a purse. I'm glad I'm getting my money's worth out of those old jeans! ;)

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  17. What a clever idea, Kim! I love your denim ring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mia! Thanks for the visit, too. :)

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  18. Hi Kim, that is the most adorable ring! I love that your daughter made it too. It's so nice to see them making crafts and it's something that she will love wearing!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie and I agree, crafts are better than the phone...and it's also way less expensive than buying the trendy jewelry at the mall. ;)

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  19. love it...i can see my grands wearing these...
    i voted for ya..xo

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    1. The kids seem to be really into them, BJ....and thank you for the vote. That was very sweet! xo

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  20. Love your daughter's creativity and LOVE that denim ring!!! Just voted for you too. Good luck! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa!! I will pass your sweet compliment on to her and hugs and kisses for the vote! xoxo

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  21. Your daughter definitely inherited your crafty genes! Her embroidery stitching is really nice, on such a small piece of fabric! I have not seen denim rings before, but what fun to know you could craft one for yourself! Hope you are having a wonderful summer Kim, sounds like you had a great vacation too :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn. I will pass your complimentary words on to her. You know, she saw an embroidered piece on Pinterest earlier this summer and created one of her own. She got hooked on the process and has now moved on to embroidering words on jewelry. She taught herself and now I think she could teach me a thing or two! ;)

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  22. Now that is so cute! I'm sure she'll have all of her little friends making these too. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. You're so right, Sheila...she's already getting requests! Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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  23. Super cute! She's definitely got your creative gene. I think denim accessories are darling. Hugs.

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    1. How sweet, Nancy! Thank you and I will pass on your kind words to her. ❤️

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  24. Ah like mother like daughter! :) Very nice and very innovative / my compliments to her

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    1. Thanks so much, Deb! That means a lot from an accomplished sewer like yourself! 🙂

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  25. Your daughter did a great job, Kim. It's super cute! I think it's especially rewarding to see our kids create something ;) Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks Cecilia! I am happy to see her creating, too. Much better than being on the phone!

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  26. Hi Kim, thanks for sharing this cute craft at our C&C with J&J.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  27. Can't say I've seen rings like this before.
    For all those who love denim, what a great idea!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan! She's interested in original pieces, all it took was a little inspiration!

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  28. Who would ever think of creating a denim ring? Only a very creative mind! That is beautiful!!! Like mom like daughter!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! She is super creative and I agree, it's beautiful. ❤️

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  29. Great minds think alike!

    There's a blog called denim do over I think. They have some cool projects using denim. I haven't checked them out recently but maybe your daughter would like to take a look. She could submit her ring :).

    xxx

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    1. I just checked it out, Doreen. Lots of cute stuff. I think it was run by Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Doesn't look like she's added anything new in a long time, but cute stuff in the archives. Thanks!

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  30. So cute! Definitely following in your footsteps!❤️

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  31. Gosh, this is super cute! I love denim anything and this idea is so creative!

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    1. Thanks so much, I will pass your compliments along to the creator! 😉

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  32. Kim,
    This is so creative and cute! My daughter and her friends are always looking for fun projects, so I'll have to show this to them. I'm sure they will want to make some! Love that your daughter is so creative!

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    1. Thanks so much, Janine! She really is into the creative arts and I love that, too. I hope your daughter enjoys the idea.

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