Wondering what to do with old jeans that keep stacking up in your recycling?  Here are 14 cool do-able denim crafts as well as some unexpected uses for recycled jeans.  You’re going to be blown away with these denim tutorials that include placemats, banner, purse, ottoman, rug, purse, booties and wall organizer.  {squeal}

Do-able Denim Crafts {repurpose}

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Denim Crafts

Denim Crafts 1.  All Occasion Denim Pocket Banner ~ Make an all occasion pocket banner from denim jeans.  You can string it together with any type of ribbon or twine to alter the look for any holiday or occasion.  You can also use it as an advent calendar.  {wink}

Denim Craft Ideas

2.  How to Make Denim Pocket Placemats {tablescape} ~ Using old jeans, learn how to make the most adorable denim pocket placemats. Wouldn’t these be adorable for your next picnic or outdoor gathering? Click on link for full tutorial.

Recycled Jeans

DIY Denim Pillows 3.  Ampersand Pillows from Old Jeans ~ These recycled denim throw pillows are amazing!  Ombre chevron stripes, ampersand applique and even patchwork.  The possibilities are endless.  You could even sew a pocket on the pillow for a remote control cubby.

Recycled Jeans

4.  Denim Pouf DIY {Denim} ~ While this project is not for the faint of heart, the results are worth the work! This denim pouf looks amazing and could be the perfect addition to your play room! Denim is a durable fabric, which makes this pouf even better!

Denim Craft Ideas

5.  Crochet Denim Rug ~ Crochet a circular rug with strips of denim.  Not only is it eco-friendly it's modern and stylish. Recycled Denim Crafts 6.  DIY Denim Rag Quilt ~ Make a rag quilt from recycled jeans.  I love that the pockets were used as well.  Back it with flannel for a soft comfy quilt.  It's perfect for cold winter nights.

Recycled Denim Crafts

7.  Denim Pocket Organizer ~ A great way to take random items and turn them into something functional.  These denim pocket organizers are perfect for craft/school supplies, makeup or even sewing items. Denim Craft Ideas 8.  Denim Do-it-All Bins ~ Give old jeans a new purpose with these adorable craft bins.

Recycled Denim Crafts

Recycled Denim Crafts

9.  Repurposed Denim Aprons ~ Denim is the perfect durable fabric to make an apron with.  Add some cute embellishments for personalization.

Denim Crafts

10.  Jean Pocket Patches ~ Cover up holes in jeans with a denim pocket.  What a clever idea! Denim Crafts 11.  DIY Camera Cozy ~ Keep your camera protected in this adorable camera cozy.  The free template can be adapted for any size camera.

Recycled Denim Projects

12.  Recycled Jeans Bag DIY ~ Make a fashionable purse from an old pair of jeans.  An old tie was used for the bag strap and an old brooch for embellishment.  So chic!

Craft Recycled Materials

DIY Baby Shoes 13.  Recycled Denim Baby Shoes ~ This sweet little pattern is totally hip and stylish.  Use an old pair of jeans and they are free.  Your little baby will be on the leading edge of the latest fashion trends.

Denim Crafts

14.  Denim Bib ~ Quickly and easily make these adorable bibs to give as a baby gift to an expecting mom.  Embellish them with ribbon or scraps of fabric.

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