Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Recycled Jeans Planters

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


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

16 found this helpful
June 2, 2009 Flag

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

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

1 found this helpful
May 16, 2008 Flag

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

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Comments


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
April 22, 2015 Flag

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

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 22, 20150 found this helpful

In the search field type in: Recycled Jean planters

This will take you to the instructions. 

Related Content(article continues below)
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 23, 20150 found this helpful

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

http://www.thri  8271027.tip.html

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

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
November 30, 2012 Flag

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.

By Bonnie

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes


ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.

0 found this helpful
June 2, 2009 Flag

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

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
October 12, 2006 Flag

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

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
In This Guide
Crafts Using Old Jeans, Stack of jeans to use for crafts.
Crafts Using Old Jeans
Crafts Garden & Yard PlantersApril 17, 2012
Laptop bag made from several pairs of jeans with a crocheted handle.
Making a Laptop Bag from Jeans
Denim Hats
Making Children's Hats from Scrap Denim
Stack of Jeans
Saving Money on Jeans
Potholder square red and white candy cane fabric with frayed edges
Making Coasters and Pot Holders From Jeans
Mother's Day Ideas!
Easter Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 21, 2017 at 3:29:53 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!