Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Green Ways to Recycle Jeans That Won't Make You Blue!

Think Blue Jean Baby!

Jeans.  We all have them.  We outgrow them and we wear them out.  We now have solutions.

That's right, we have collected a pocketful of unique ideas for upcycling and repurposing those blue jeans and making something new, affordable and fashionable!  There are a slew of patterns out there for vests, skirts, even slippers. But if you don't want to wear the jeans you sure can find other fun solutions to green the blue.

Not only are the ideas we have collected great for teens, but there are a few that you will find fit for the rest of the family and that includes the family pet and your child's much loved doll!

Button up all your valuables in this he Blue Jean Wallet from www.craftygemini.blogspot.com

Put it on this stylish Blue Jean Purse from www.handmadenews.org

or add a little bling with this less than practical Jean Purse from www.sqidoo.com

Head back to school using a Jean Pencil Case found at www.parentingteens.about.com/

and one of my favorites from www.planetforward.ca The Jean Book Cover with handy pencil pouches...who wouldn't want to carry that!  Why not use sport decals, cars or trains to decorate book covers for boys!

Another cute one from www.planetforward.ca is the Jeans Bib. Would be fun with decorative ribbons for boy or girls, too.

Snuggle up with that baby in this Jean Afghan..or decorate a boys room...Sew simple! 
From www.zensewing.typepad.com

While you are at it,  snuggle up with her doll dressed in this clever Jean Dress found at www.nona.morejohn.com/

Wrap your next gift or send your next letter in a Blue Jean Envelope also from www.silverkeys.wordpress.com

Perfect for the dorm or the home office the Blue jean Organizer!  Us it to hold your Blue Jean Envelopes and other supplies!  Why not that add it to boys room for shoes or toys?  From www.squidoo.com

Don't forget your cell phone?  Make a Phone Holder pouch with 2 pockets and directions from esavebudget.blogspot.com

Oh and the Blue Jean Braided Rug.  This can be  another very clever addition to that boy's room or dorm.  Also found at www.squidoo.com

Let's not forget the family pet.  The Blue Jean Pet Bed.  Cheerfully crafted with alternating colors of the Jeans. From www.www.infobarrel.com

Lastly for the dorm or kitchen.  Two fun ideas.
From www.supereco.com The Jean Potholder.  Tres cute with the alternating fabrics.

From www.squidoo.com The Jean Hot Pad. I have seen napkins made like this also--where you put the utensils in the pocket!  Perhaps a matching set?

Happy Upcycling! 


  1. Those are some great ideas! Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back.


  2. A friend's mother used her jeans to make her blanket that she still uses today when we are watching our boys at practice and games. It is so wonderful.

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