Recycled Jeans Planters

Recycling jeans sets the stage for many craft projects. This is a guide about recycled jeans planters.


June 2, 2009 Flag
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hanging jeans leg planterThis 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

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

This is too cute. When I saw it was jeans, I thought, nah, but I'm going to visit my daughter and grandson and put in a garden for each so I thought I'd better look at it. I'm leaving tomorrow and I'm packing an old pair of jeans with me.

My daughter has a bad back and I was going to make her a tower garden rather than in ground so she doesn't have to bend over, but this will be great.

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June 2, 20090 found this helpful

This is a super-fun idea! I bet it would look cute filled with bright red & white flowers for the 4th of July!

If I were to make this, I'd probably do it a little different. I think I'd cut legs off & only use the top part (like if you were making a skirt) then sew the (skirt) hem together (this would be the bottom). I would use some rope or chain & attach it to the belt loops in 3 or 4 places to make this a hanging planter. I'd then put the flowers in to the top (waist area) & have them cascade over the pockets.

As a liner, I'd use 2 recycled plastic bags from the grocery store to line it with, or you could put a plastic dollar store planter INSIDE of this hanging Jean planter.. Then I'd find something else to do with the legs, like use them as "sleeves" to cover my other planters. Then I'd have a matching Blue Jean Patio Planter Set!

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May 16, 2008 Flag
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Recycled Jeans PlanterJust 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

May 18, 20080 found this helpful

ewwww, it looks like a cut in half body!

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

We saw two (a man and a lady) made like this sitting on a bench with flowers on the top when in the Netherlands. They really attracted our attention. I think they are neat:)


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May 22, 20080 found this helpful

That sure would make me look twice when I passed by!

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May 22, 20080 found this helpful

I Loved the idea--thanks for sharing it with us- I had to go out and make it right away--heres my plant holder.

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April 22, 2015 Flag
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I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them inside out 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

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April 22, 20150 found this helpful

In the search field type in: Recycled Jean planters

This will take you to the instructions. 

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April 23, 20150 found this helpful

Here is the guide that has all our projects like that. I think it is the top one.

When you get your planters made, be sure to send us a picture.

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June 2, 2009 Flag
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I would like directions to make planter/flower pot out of old blue jeans.

cookie1018 from Louisiana


Blue Jeans Planter

Take 4 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Cook till water is clean let cool. Put into a pail and dunk your 24 months bib coverall into the pail. Then you take plastic bags and stuff with newspaper and put into the coveralls mold the shape you want. Then you let sit until stiff for 24 hours.

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!

By trishaj

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October 12, 2006 Flag
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How to make a flower planter out of overalls or old jeans?

Marilyn from Brighton, TN


Making a Flower Planter From Overalls or Jeans

Hi, I make overall planters and the way I make them is really easy and inexpensive. They are completely waterproof. For more info. look at my website (09/08/2006)

By luvnaz

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