Got a pair of old jeans and don’t know what to do with them? There are so many ways to repurpose them! Of course, you can turn them into some clothes but there are also many home decor crafts and accessories that look cool if you make them of denim. Interested? Let’s have a look at them!
This craft isn’t about just denim but also about recycling and upcycling tin cans too! To make this planter unique and to show off the different shades of indigo in denim, you can use just the seams and hems for this upcycle.
Don’t have a pocket handy? No problem, now you can make a portable pocket pouch to carry all your essentials wherever you go. You can whip one up in a few minutes using the pockets of your old jeans. If you want to make your pocket pouch extra fancy like mine, add some decorations and a tassel to the zipper pull. The bigger your pockets the bigger your finished pouch will be, so try using pockets from kid’s jeans to make small coin purses, and pockets from men’s jeans to make a pouch that will hold your phone and make-up.
What’s a better way than to show off the great variety of indigo blues you get from jeans than with a denim patchwork? Make over your boring dining or other chairs using different old jeans – the more different shades you have, the brighter the patchwork will look!
This DIY ottoman is practical and nifty. When unexpected guests turn up it provides both seating and somewhere to quickly hide clutter. The casters also make it really easy to move. The wheels are really nippy. You know what else is great about the ottoman, it’s that it’s upholstered with old jeans and there’s a family name to the great to give it the personal touch.
If there are draughts in your home and you want to minimize them, make your own DIY draught excluders for both doors and windows. The DIY draught excluder for the door is made by upcycling old jeans. The authoralso added a bit of humour to them by stenciling on a pun or two. One says “Mind The Gap”, the other stencil is “Draft Dodger”.
Make a fun storage box for random stuff with no home, using old jeans and a cardboard box! The inside is covered with bold printed fabric that contrasts blue denim, and such boxes are an original way to store a lot of stuff that you need or don’t need currently.
IKEA is love, and if you have a Skruvsta chair at hand, why not upcycle it a bit and make it trendy and bold? Upholstering in denim is a lot easier than it looks, especially with a bit of staple gun magic. Add a colorful pillow and enjoy!
If you need a blanket, here’s a brilliant idea! The denim pockets are great for holding your napkin or anything else the wind might blow away. They come in very handy with little kids around. Then to really make this the best picnic blanket ever, use a shower curtain liner on the back to make the whole picnic blanket water-resistant. The result is this totally awesome water-resistant upcycled jeans picnic blanket and you’ll absolutely love it!
These cute denim buckets are very cute and easy to make! You won’t have to buy any materials- just recycle your old denim jeans. This tutorial is the non-sewing version, but of course, you can sew it if you want. There’s a video tutorial, watch it to make the buckets.