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One of the hardest things to throw out (or donate) for me….are jeans. Denim is such a thick and sturdy fabric that can be used for so many things, that I just can’t toss it. I think all this denim collecting started when I was in high school. I collected all the jeans I could get my hands on, so that I could piece together a nice heavy denim quilt. I loved that thing! (Now that I think about it…..what ever happened to that quilt?!?! Dang.) But after the quilt was complete….the denim collecting never ended. Ahhhh, that’s where it all began. Thanks for talking me through my therapy session — I think I figured out why I’m a denim hoarder! ;)
Anyway, I was browsing around online and started collecting so many great ideas for using denim. And not just outdated lame denim projects…….these ideas are SUPER COOL!!!! And HIP! And look like so much fun to make!
35 Clever Projects from OLD DENIM JEANS
Party at my place this weekend…….just bring your old jeans! :)
DIY Denim Whale via Valaan Villapaita
DIY Old Denim Pillow via BRIT + CO
DIY Bag from Old Jeans via BRIT + CO
DIY Recycled Woven Denim Basket via Oh Oh Blog
DIY Old Denim Flower Corsage via Tea Rose Home
DIY Denim Lunch Bags via The Purl Bee
DIY Reversible Denim Tote via Snip Snap Happy
DIY Recycled Denim Poof via Michele Made Me
DIY Jeans Pocket Pot Holder via Aarnilintu
DIY Denim Jeans UK Flag Patch via Make It and Love It
DIY Denim Baby Bibs via Becca’s Paper Cutz
DIY Old Denim Ampersand Pillow via Ashbee Design
DIY Denim Heart Bookmark via The Cheese Thief
DIY Old Denim Bucket via Curly Made
Upcycled Pot Holder with Pocket via Alisa Burke
DIY Ruffled Denim Pillow via Make It and Love It
Upcycled Denim North America Map via Etsy
DIY Denim Tote Bag via Denim Do Over
DIY Knotted Denim Rug via Eclectic Me
DIY Recycled Denim Placemats via Today’s Nest
DIY Denim Rosette Headband via Creations by Kara
DIY Denim Snack Bag via Between The Lines
DIY Old Denim Chair Cushions via Michelle Made Me
DIY Jeans Pocket Garland via Dukes & Duchesses
DIY Upcycled Denim Sunburst Art via Belrossa
DIY Old Jeans Drink Cozy via Fiskars
DIY Zippered Denim Bag via All Day Chic
DIY Denim Baby Bibs via Thimbly Things
Denim Upholstered Chair via Legend Blues
DIY Recycled Jeans Rug via Instructables
DIY Denim Canvas Art via A Beautiful Mess
DIY Old Denim Baby Bibs via A Maidenhair Fern
DIY Denim Chevron Pieced Pillow via Denim Do Over
Or maybe you’ve got a little princess who would be amazed at her old jeans transforming to a Twirly Jean Skirt!
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Looking for more clever projects to try??