I had a few pairs of old jeans ready to be recycled, but I needed more. I went to the local thrift store and found some there. I paid between $1.00 - $1.50 each.
Cut out the back pockets.
I trimmed these pockets with pinking shears because I liked that look. You can also use straight edged scissors
Saving these for a future craft project, still some good sized denim pieces to be had in the legs!
First way to reuse the pockets: Utensil Holders. I had a family barbecue and used these to carry out the barbecue theme.
Fold up your utensils in a cloth napkin and stick inside the denim pocket. Easy to grab and go.
The second way I re-used the pockets was to make two swag garlands. I punched holes in the two corners of each pocket and then strung the pockets on some ribbon. (would also look great with twine)
I used pinking shears to cut strips of material to tie in between each pocket. These could be very inexpensive projects using jeans you already own. Happy Crafting!
- Old denim jeans
- Ribbon, yarn, twine
- Scraps of material (optional)
- Pinking shears, or straight edged scissors