My hubby decided it was time to part with a pile of his
He was going to bring them to the rag bag, but I stopped him short: "Hey, where are you going with those?" Him: "Ummm... to toss them?" Me: "OMG, NO! I can re-purpose those!" Him: "Wait, does this have to do with your blog?" Me: "Blog...um...no....I am saving the earth!" Him: "Really, because I am pretty sure I just saw a site open on the computer over there about what to do with dead jeans... and I am imagining YOU see a blog post in it..." Me: "Well...maybe..."
Once we cleared that up, he left me a pile of jeans and walked away...very quickly...before I changed my mind. Yes, there was a blog post in them, probably a few, but we'll start with one today because it's Mining Monday and I need some ideas! I mean, really, I have 5 pairs of ratty old jeans just lying here, waiting patiently.
The first idea I ran across that caught my eye was a bean bag toss game that would be perfect for my grandsons - they were here a couple times this weekend and something SOFT to throw appeals to me. I found it at Chica and Jo, a great site for all sorts of fun crafts and games.
Dollar Store Crafts had this great placemat idea. I'm into cloth napkins and placemats, a fairly new thing for me and these are so cute! I might have to use something else for the body - not sure if there is enough that isn't too, well ruined, to use!
Because I am considering taking up crochet, or at least giving it the "old college try" again, maybe I need one of these denim project bags Lesa at Home Frostings designed. I am pretty sure I could do this - might take 2 pairs of the dun-zo jeans or perhaps I make it a little smaller?
Over the weekend I did a blog post that showed some great tea cozie ideas - here's another: a drink cozie made from the pocket area of a pair of jeans. I think all these ideas together might work!
Here's one that the perfect use of the legs: a pennant! I don't have the crazy cool machine to make the lettering, so I'd have to cut it out, but I've got some pretty sharp scissors I could use.
Well, I think these ideas would pretty much take care of the jeans. Let's see what I come up with this week and I will let you know.
Have you done any repurposing/refashioning/recycling this week? Do tell!