A few years back I was asked to come up with centerpieces for a women’s ministry event at church called Divas in Denim. As a non-crafty person this was an overwhelming task to say the least. I did the only thing I could do–Google the words denim centerpieces.
Finding inspiration online and sharing the idea with Rosemary Peacock, who is a crafty lady, diva denim centerpieces became a fun reality. Following our Divas in Denim event, we sold the 25 centerpieces Rosemary created as a fund raiser. While they were initially created to adorn tables, they are perfect for a pre-teen / teen room. Create your own centerpieces for home decor, fund raising, or party and ministry events.
To make the divas in denim centerpieces, purchase children’s jeans (sizes 3T to 7 work best) at Goodwill or yard sales. Look for jeans with embellishments and shading variety. Buy a variety of styles: skirts, shorts, and long jeans for a pretty selection.
Cut excess jean legs off and fold under. Stiffen jeans with a fabric stiffener, using a balloon in the waist to keep the form as the jeans harden.
Decorate jeans with plenty of bling. Use bright colored bandanas and various styles of ribbon for belts. Complete centerpieces by using floral foam, moss, and flowers in the center. To create the standing versions (perfect for welcome and food tables) place wooden dowels in the legs anchored to a plastic baggie filled with sand inside a plastic cup.
When MMCW originally ran this article a few years ago, Andrea Nelson of Georgia was inspired to recreate her own version. She sent us the adorable picture below of one of the centerpieces from her church’s Secret Keeper Girls event. (Notice the cute bandana tablecloth!) Thank you, Andrea, for sharing your beautiful centerpiece photo with us! If you create your own, send me the photos–I’d love to to share them too.
About Kellie Renfroe
Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.
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