Recycle Denim Jeans
Old Denim Jeans can be recycled
How many of us have thrown away or given to charity shops our old pair of jeans. Denim is a strong and versatile material and can be transformed into new fashion, house and garden products and many craft projects. You don't have to be crafty to transform a pair of jeans into something new...something for the feet, new clothing, storage items, pet beds and an endless variety of crafts.
What you can do with old pairs of jeans is up to you. Many great crafts can be made with home school children, those with time on their hands, pretty much anyone. There are items and products you can make for every room in your home, yourself and as gifts for family and friends. Recycling old denim jeans is a great craft for women's and men's groups.
Things to make recycling your old denim jeans - bean bags, quilts, mats, book covers, slippers, table settings, bags, clothing....you name it can be done.....
Each item has a link attached to the creator, seller or instructions on how to make the item.
Added below are ideas to get your imagination stirred and give you some inspiration on creating your next project....enjoy
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Denim Jean Bag
Recycle denim jeans into an attractive bag
This is an easy bag to make and looks a treat when completed. The link for this bag has instructions on how to make it. Denim is a versatile material that even old jeans can make look new.
Recycled denim jeans into a drawstring bag
Need a drawstring bag for school, the beach or for travelling....well make your own from an old pair of denim jeans. You can make small ones or large ones depending on the size of your old jeans. Ideal for storing items in cupboards, books or toys....
Recycled Denim Jean Apron
Once an old pair of jeans now a new apron
Recycling your old pair of jeans into a gorgeous apron will last you for a very long time. Aprons are washable and wearable for the mum in the kitchen, children that love to cook and an excellent gift for granny, friends and family. Christmas is coming so get out those old pair of jeans and get creative.....
Recycled denim jean for your pets
Now this is a good idea.....sick of your dog or cat wanting to sit on you lap all the time...why not buy or create a lap pet bed for them. This picture is courtesy of Lap of Luxury Pet Beds...the link will take you to their site for more of their great products using recycled jeans for pet beds.
Denim Jean Skirt
Old Jeans New Fashion
What a great way to turn old jeans into a new skirt. There are more ideas on the link provided for this module.....
Recycled slippers from old Jeans
Need a pair of slippers for around the house...got a pair of old jeans you don't wear anymore or thinking of sending them to your local thrift shop....stop....why not make a pair of slippers
Recycled Jean Cushions
Need a Cushion use your jeans
This picture is of a cushion made from recycled jeans. The link will take you to a store that sells them...just to give you an idea of what they cost in the market place.....however could you not make these yourself....hmmmmmm
The durability and strength of denim is useful for making lampshades. It's different, unique, durable and fun. Great for kids, bar and bedrooms
Denim Jean Floor Mat/Rug
Pet bed, floor mat, kids rug
Don't like carpet....neither do I....need a rug for the kids room, a pet mat or a bed cover....well the old jeans have it. One pair of adult jeans goes a fair way when making this mat/rug. Visit the link attached if you need the instructions on how to make this. An easy project for all the family.....
Great recycled jean cover
Book covers are great to cover important, school, cooking, diary books with pieces of recycled denim jeans. Add a little lace or such to create stunning covers that will last. They won't tear or sag.....what book do you need a recycled jean cover for?
Recycled Denim Jean Necklace
Old jeans new necklace
What a fun necklace to wear. Add beads, crystals, chains or whatever you happen to have in your storage closet to make wonderful jewellery for adults and children...great play group craft, women's craft meetings or those who need a new necklace....check out the link for more information....
Recycled Denim Jean Chair
Keep sitting on those old pair of jeans
Join denim patches and seat with your carpenter. Try to make your own vintage collection of furniture for your home. Image courtesy: www.recyclart.org/ farm4.static.flickr.com/ www.instructables.com/ www.google.co.in/imgres/ 0.tqn.com/ indienorth.com/ www.ny-k.co.jp/ www.ecouterre.com/ www.craftstylish.com
An interesting way of using old jeans outside
This if nothing else an interesting idea.....it certainly is different...not sure I would have it in my yard but there are others that may.....
If you are finished with your jeans why not make your dog a vest....instructions on how to make this are attached......Using your old jeans to make dog and cat vest, beds, lap sitters and floor mats are endless with your imagination and a pair of old denim jeans...
Recycled denim jeans for the table
This coaster table setting is very versatile for casual out in the garden lunches and parties to everyday use in the home....very clever idea... also great for children at the table due to the fabrics durability and easy wash ability....
Recycled denim jeans
Create a holder organiser for the office, kids room or kitchen. The uses for this are endless and you can make them as big or as small as you like to suit your needs....great storage.....
Design by Rina Karibe
Very clever Japanese design from old jeans by Rina Karibe... now does it make you think about creating costumes for your kids when they have something to attend......this is to get your idea flowing......
Recycled denim jean lap top bag
Another great idea to protect your lap top or phone or Ipod or Iphone......and again made from recycling a pair of old jeans
Recycled denim jeans in the kitchen 2
Great idea from Pat....such a clever lady and a great product....these are better than what you can buy in your store. They are durable and strong....now I want some of these.....
Recycled Denim Jeans Gown
This is beautiful....what you can do with old jeans is remarkable
Fish Pouch Tote Bag
Recycled denim jeans for the kids
Does your child need a new tote bag for preschool or kindy....then make one out of your old jeans....these are definitely cute....and they will last, they are washable and strong.....also a great gift for your child to give to their friends.....
Recycled Denim Jeans Sofa
Something to sit on....
Now I don't think this is the prettiest sofa I have ever seen...it's very rugged...sort of more apt to a young man's apartment or garage....it is however a clever idea and would take quite a bit of punishment.