Recycling jeans sets the stage for many craft projects. This is a guide about recycled jeans planters.
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This is a planter made from recycled jeans. Cut jeans leg to 18 inches. Machine sew top of leg. Hemmed bottom is going to be the top. I used grommets and rope to hang mine with, but you could also straps to make a handle. I lined mine with some water resistant material. Fill with potting soil and cut X's big enough for your plants. Continue to fill with soil and plants.
By Deborah from AL
Just a idea I had some time ago to dress up my old jeans. Fill up the legs with pipe and put some boots on. Put a potted plant in the top and put it than on a old stepladder.
By Sara from Australia
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I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them insideout and stitch. I got that part, but forget how the square bottom was made. Can I see that project again?
By ShayShay from Moncton, N.B., Canada
I have toddler blue jeans and blue jean skirts and sneakers. I have seen at craft shows a planter made with these. A pot approximately 7 1/2 inches wide is put inside the waistband, and legs are made out of wood and padded with foam to look realistic. The legs are sitting inside the sneakers. They stand about 3 feet tall or according to the size jeans and sneakers you are using. They are adorable. The jeans are not starched, they are just left as they are, but have padded legs made of wood inside of them. They are decorated with belts, different insignias, like Harley Davidson, camo or whatever you want.
We just wondered if anyone has done these and has some sort of instructions we could go by, instead of just winging it. We want to make these for xmas gifts before my husband has surgery, so time is of essence. Thank you.
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How to make a flower planter out of overalls or old jeans?
Marilyn from Brighton, TN
I would like directions to make planter/flower pot out of old blue jeans.
cookie1018 from Louisiana
Spray with protective coating until water proofed, usually 6 coats will do. You can spray them with a black paint and then a gold spray paint and then rub off some of the gold to give it an antique look.
Couple of notes: some people use starch instead of sugar, and if you use sugar, be sure to water seal inside and out because the sugar will attract bugs. BTW, I found this information by googling it and I think I'm going to try it myself too! (02/21/2007)