Natural and Thrifty in 365: #240 Recycled Denim Projects

Don’t let you old denim go to waste (or “waist,” if you love puns!).  Learn to deconstruct your jeans for every useful part.

Beyond making a really cute pair of shorts, you could also transform your beloved jeans to make:

I really want to recycle some old jeans to make a topsy-turvy type planter for my strawberries.  Do you know of a tutorial for this or any other denim projects that you’d like to share?

Photo courtesy of passionfly (Instructables).

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  1. Anita April 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply


  2. Theresa April 28, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply has more ideas. I’m using my old denim to make a crocheted throw rug.

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