Jeans are one of those fashion pieces that I think 99% of people own at least one pair of. I personally have more than a handful, and I have a hard time parting with them- even the ones that don’t fit! If you’re in the same boat, I’ve got good news. You don’t have to get rid of those jeans you don’t wear anymore. You can turn them into a fun DIY project! It’s pretty amazing just how many things you can create with an old pair of jeans, and I bet you’ll be blown away by these. Get out those craft scissors and repurpose your favorite denim into a fantastic memento for your home.

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1. Coasters

In need of some new coasters for your coffee table? Or maybe you’d like to have some at your desk for while you work? These are so cute! They might not be the most durable option, but I can guarantee that they’ll be the coolest coasters in your neighborhood!

Head over to CraftPaperScissors for the full tutorial.

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2. Flower Pot Covers

Your flower pots don’t really need covers, but this idea is so unique, you’ll want to make some! This is a fun way to add texture and a shabby chic element to your decor, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

Check out how to make these at Oubly.

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3. Wreath

Is there anything you can’t turn into a wreath? I’m not sure, but I know you can turn an old pair of jeans into one. This project does take a lot of fabric scraps, but it’s a great piece of decor for a country style home. Handmade creations are the best!

Stop by A Fish Who Likes Flowers for instructions on crafting this.

source: My Soulful Home

4. Wine Bags

This is seriously a really cool idea! I don’t give bottles of wine to people as gifts very often, but if I did, I’d love to wrap a bottle in a jean bag! If you need a small something like a bottle of wine to bring to a holiday celebration, a housewarming party, or a friend’s home for dinner, this would be an adorable way to give it.

Take a look at My Soulful Home to learn how to make these.

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5. Baby Bib

Before you start shopping for your mama-to-be friend, check out this handmade baby bib project! Sure, you could buy them some trinket off their baby registry that they will eventually sell or get rid of. Or, you could put a little blood, sweat and tears into making a special gift that will be far more meaningful.

For instructions on making this, head to A Maiden Hair Fern.

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6. Magazine Rack

I don’t have a stack of magazines in my bathroom, but I really should. Better yet, I should have reading material in my guest bathroom. I don’t have guests over very often, but it’s nice to have something to look at while you’re doing your business, am I right? This copper and jean option is fabulous!

Head over to Pillar Blue Box for the how-to on making this.

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7. Basket

The one downside to this project is that it appears to be time consuming. But I would love to have a cute denim basket in my home! You can keep fruit, toys, gadgets, just about anything in a basket. And knowing that your old jeans are there holding your stuff is pretty darn cool!

Check out Ohoh Blog for the details on making this.

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8. Napkin Rings

Are you one of those moms who goes all out for the holidays and has an amazing tablescape, complete with place mats, silverware and napkin rings? I try to be that mom, but I don’t always succeed. For your next celebration, you can try napkin rings made from your old jeans. What a creative way to repurpose and incorporate holiday elements!

Pop on over to Between Naps on the Porch, where you’ll find the tutorial for making these.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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