Fun And Creative Ways To Upcycle An Old Pair Of Jeans
Such awesome ideas here!
Jenny Brown

Jeans are a staple in every person’s wardrobe. They are both comfortable and fashionable. More importantly, jeans can be worn in all kinds of weather; they are in-style year round!

But because we love jeans so much, we often wear them out quickly and purchase new ones relatively frequently. This means most of us have a pair of old, unused jeans stored in our closets somewhere.

Rather than toss them, consider trying some of these ideas out. There are actually quite a few fun, creative crafts you can make with an old pair of jeans. I am trying some of these out this weekend, and I highly recommend you take a look and do the same!

Child’s Apron

Transform old jeans into aprons that your children can wear while they’re working on arts & crafts project. It’s a great way to repurpose them, and it’s not as difficult as you’d expect. Fortunately, Happy Hooligans has created a great tutorial for this. Click here for more instructions.


Jean Journal

Like to take notes or keep a diary? Then try creating a cute journal using your jeans. The pockets are perfect storage for pens while the cloth can be used as an original cover.

Learn how by clicking here.


Bottle Holders

Use the pant legs of your old jeans to create adorable bottle holders. These are perfect gift bags for wine bottles!

Find the full tutorial here.


Recycled Denim Basket

This might take a little more time, but the result is gorgeous and very useful. I plan on using this as a fruit basket on my kitchen counter.

The tutorial can be found here.


Cozy Denim Slippers

Who likes to walk on the cold, hard tile floors? Exactly, no one. Make these comfortable and warm denim slippers by clicking here.


Sturdy Pouf

This is perfect for the kid’s bedroom or playroom. The denim holds up against wear, so expect this to last quite a while.

The tutorial can be found here.


Denim Turtle

Your kids will love this!


Recycled Denim Pouch Bag

This can hold an iPad, makeup, or other accessories. Learn how to make this here.


Textile Art

If you have some extra time on your hands, then consider creating this gorgeous piece of art. More information can be found here.


Denim Tote Bag

Why buy a tote bag when you can make one at home? Follow this tutorial to make yours today!


Snack Pack

Want a nice picnic bag? Make this denim snack pack and impress your friends. It’s simple and directions can be found here.


Tooth Fairy Pocket

If your kids lose their teeth, tell them to put it in this little pouch.


Monster Pouch

This is perfect for small toys or chapstick. It’s cute and kids love it!


Dinner Table Placemat

Want a unique placemat for your dinner table? I doubt your friends have a denim placemat. This is unique and gorgeous.

Learn how to make your own here.


Jean Whales

These are so cute, and your kiddos will fall in love with them instantly. It’s a lot easier to make than it looks. Follow the tutorial here.


Cosmetic Denim Case

Toss all your makeup and small accessories into this nifty recycled denim pouch. It’s a great way to stay organized. Click here to learn more.


Creative Bracelet

A bracelet is a great fashion accessory to complete an outfit, and a jean bracelet speaks volumes.


Nudie Rug

Nudie Jeans, a denim company, recycles their old jeans and denim to make rugs. They might not be cheap, but they are stylish. Learn more about them here.


Denim Quilt

This beautiful denim quilt is perfect for the cold weather outside. Learn more about it here.


Denim Stockings

This will look great for Christmas. Although Christmas is still a while away, you have plenty of time to try and make this on your own.

The tutorial can be found here.


Bean Bags

Use these for a game of cornhole or to just toss around with your kids. They are cute and easy to make. Directions can be found here.


Warm Mitts

This is great if you like to cook a lot or bake a lot. You can learn how to make them by clicking here.


Baby Book

Make this beautiful book for your newborn child. More information can be found here.


Throw Pillows

These are a fun way to spice up the room. Create your own by clicking here.


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