Circle trees are pretty popular right now. They are a fun way to add a little spunk to a room and are really great for teenagers! This particular piece of art was made from a painted scrap of wood, recycled denim and scrap fabric. Ready to see how?
First, let me show you where I got my inspiration from. I was searching google images for some circle tree inspiration when I came across the photo below.
This photo is actually a business card design available from Zazzle. I decided to look up the name of the business on the card and found the designer, Pip Pip Hooray. You’ll want to browse around there a bit. She has some super fun designs, great business cards and cool looking binders. :)
Anyway, I really liked the design on the business card and decided to draw inspiration from it and create mine from colored denim and pretty fabrics. I have to say it’s pretty amazing how far I have stretched the colored denim I have. Quite a while ago I dyed some ripped blue jeans that my kids grew out of. I used RIT dye in several colors and did each pair a different color. I have made several projects with them and haven’t even posted them all yet! They are collected here — colored denim crafts.
[full printable instructions below]
First I found a piece of plywood and sanded it of any rough edges, then I spray painted it with Ivory. i cut a bunch of different sized circles from the colored and regular denim, then did the same with different patterned fabrics. I chose the fabrics to match up with my colored denim circles.
Next I laid out all my circles onto the plywood to get a feel for the design I wanted.
Then I created a trunk from blue denim. After that I cut the trunk into several sections. I did have to trim some sections of the trunk as it was to wide toward the top. Be sure you are happy with the placement before gluing everything down!
It’s a quick piece of artwork that doesn’t require any painting talent, teens will love it too!