Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspiration: 5 Repurposing Ideas for Old Blue Jeans

With the changing seasons, many of you will be cleaning out your closet and switching from your summer to winter clothes. Kaitlin mentioned this in her recent post Preparing for a New Season. So what do you do when you pull out last years clothes and find out that last years jeans have 'shrunk' or you've actually lost a few inches and they just wont fit? Repurpose of course.

Here are some of my favorite ideas on how to repurpose old jeans:

1. Shorts - This one obviously wouldn't be for jeans that didn't fit anymore (unless it was length) and won't be able to be used until it warms up a little, but is still an awesome was to repurpose jeans. This tutorial is so helpful and an added bonus, it's super easy!

2. Koozies - If you want to save your jeans and the environment, then you will most likely like this idea. It save you from burning your hands and you also don't have to use the little cardboard ones.

3. Coasters - This is a great way to use the hems of the jeans to actually make something useable. Also, you not only save the jeans, but also your furniture from the dreaded cup sweat rings.

4. Christmas Stockings - This is such a neat idea and very relevant considering the coming holiday season. Also, store bought stockings can be so expensive and it's hard to find ones that are personalized, but you could make these to be however you like.

5. Scarecrow's Jeans - Another Holiday use, but for fall. Especially here in the south, people love to decorate for the fall months by putting pumpkins, hay bales, and scarecrows in their yards. Just grab your jeans, an old flannel shirt, and a hat and you have your essentials for a cute and festive decoration.

Let us know which use is your favorite and if you would like us to try repurposing jeans. Also, don't forget to let us know if you have have any ideas for jean repurposing of your own!

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