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Create a pocket on a notebook to hold pens, pencils, notepads, etc. Kids will enjoy personalizing the pockets. A great way to recycle old jeans/pants pockets too!
Approximate Time: About 20 minutes
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
This craft is easy and very versatile. Cut 1/2 inch around a blue jean pocket with a pinking shears. Attach a ribbon or shoelace to each top side of the pocket for a hanger. Fill with a pen, pad of paper and some markers. These are great for the car and hanging near the phone. Enjoy!
By Tedebear from San Jose CA
This is a purse I made for my 7 year old daughter and her friend. I used an old pocket from my husband's old jeans. Carefully cut right along the edge of the pocket. You can use "Fray-Check" on the sides to keep it from raveling later. I purchased the decorative items for about $3 from my local craft store. My daughter gave one of the purses to her friend for a birthday gift. The purse isn't big, but some cute ideas for putting inside of it include: a gift card, small notebook and pen, lip gloss, small candies, etc. I picked up quite a few things at the dollar store. The girls love their purses.
With growing boys, I have had my share of well-used blue jeans. Here are a few things I did to get one more use out of them:
I cut the pocket out (still attached to the jeans) and used a hole punch to put two holes in the top, then put yarn through the holes and hung in the kitchen for a bread tie holder. I also used it to hold recipe cards, thread, and those small objects that just seem to accumulate in the junk drawer and often poke you in the finger!
I have also attached magnets on the back with super glue and used on the fridge for a note pad and pen. I cut the legs off and duct taped the bottom together and used the bag to tote garden tools around.
By Renee from Slatedale, PA
In just a few easy steps, your child can turn an old pair of jeans or shorts into a couple of pen and pencil holders that mount easily in a school locker.
Approximate Time: About 30 minutes
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
Turn your old torn jeans into a wreath. Make sure to cut the pockets out, they really can add to a wreath.
By Karen from Tinley Park, IL
This idea came from a previous post.
I thought I'd give it a try.
I wished I had used a "not" so "used" pocket! I think it would have looked nicer
By Jennifer CA
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