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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5 comments:

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  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!

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  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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