Friday, January 21, 2011

Repurposing Old Jeans

I've had a pair of blue jeans that I probably paid more for than any pair of jeans I've ever purchased.  I haven't been able to wear them for 2 years but I haven't wanted to get rid of them.  Honestly I'm glad that I haven't been able to wear them...they are too big!  They also have some bling on them and I don't think that is my style anymore.  Of course that could change again.  So I've had these jeans in my material box because I knew I wanted to make something out of them.

 I often start crafting without a real thought of what I want to do or make in my mind.  However, when I opened my material box I spotted the jeans and decided I wanted to do something with them.  So I used some of the material from a leg to make rosettes for a new wreath for my front door.  I'm not sure if it is finished yet though....I feel like I need to add something red.

I'm wondering if I should have used red yarn on the wreath since my front door is white?

I used the top part of the jeans to make a sling for the remotes and other TV paraphernalia.  I just had to sew the bottom closed and sew on ribbon loops on each side.  Then I hung it on the wall and dropped the stuff in!  I like it and Caleb said it was "cool"!
I put it right by the TV for easy access.

There is a closeup of my blinged-out remote sling. 

I still have some blue jean left...but I'm not sure what I'll be doing with it yet.  I'm glad I'm getting use out my pants again though!



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  1. If you haven't already, I would love for you to come link up at my linky party and have the chance to be the Best of the Best for January!

  2. That's so crafty! I would have never thought to use them for that! Great idea! BTW - love your new header with the sweet family pictures!

  3. Hello! Just wanted to check in and congratulate you for being a January finalist at Saturday Mornings! This Saturday, voting will begin to determine the winner, so get your crew together!

  4. Good ideas! I'm thinking of cutting the jeans around here into thinner strips and turning them in to a rug.


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