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.
A lot of fun. First, paint your heart. I painted the wood heart to match with acrylic paint. While it dries you, can cut out your pocket.
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 great idea! I'm making one for my car this weekend and one for each phone! Thanks so much for the help. HUGS
makes a wonderful gift for mom and dad with a hand print or foot print if child is too small. put large magnet on back to make it useful at work (hang it on file cabinet)
Approximate Time: About 20 minutes
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
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!
Good ideas Renee. Thanks for sharing.
I cut the legs off, and sew them, making a long sort
of bag, with a drawstring closing top... Hang in the
back of the closet to store a few things...
All the best to you,
Julia in Orlando, FL
great ideas! my dd, 5yrs old, used to love to pretend she is a kitty and she has a few pairs of jeans that she has torn knees out of, so i cant possibly give them to someone else, now i know what to do with these. Thank you for sharing, will definately do this with her old pants.
Turn your old torn jeans into a wreath. Make sure to cut the pockets out, they really can add to a wreath.