A while back Chris posted links to some great denim recycling projects. Now, thanks to Life Hackery, here’re even more ways to prolong the lives of those beloved blue jeans.
- Turn the legs into door draft-stoppers.
- Turn the legs into heating pads.
- Cut the material into strips and use it to weave, knit or crochet something. LH suggests a throw rug, but my pick would be this denim bag.
- Use jean pockets to make a hanging organizer.
- Cut the legs off, sew up the leg openings and use the top part to make a ‘butt’ close pin holder.
- Use the good fabric of old jeans to repair and patch newer jeans.
- Make quilted pot holders.
- Stuff an old pair to make the bottom half of a scarecrow–great for a Halloween decoration too.
- Make a coffee cup cozy.
- Make an gadget protector.
- Sew some doggie toys.
- Replace your red Christmas stocking with a cool denim one.
- Turn the back pockets into a photo frame.
- Make a craft bucket.
- Sew together a bunch of ‘legs’ and make a slipcover for a chair or sofa.
- Send your jeans off to be made into a new pair of sandals.
- Contact your local Habitat for Humanity for information about donating old jeans so they can be turned into home insulation.
For additional links to how-to instructions, visit Life Hackery.