Saturday, March 21, 2015

Green Ways to Recycle Jeans That Won't Make You Blue!

Think Blue Jean Baby!

Jeans.  We all have them.  We outgrow them and we wear them out.  We now have solutions.

That's right, we have collected a pocketful of unique ideas for upcycling and repurposing those blue jeans and making something new, affordable and fashionable!  There are a slew of patterns out there for vests, skirts, even slippers. But if you don't want to wear the jeans you sure can find other fun solutions to green the blue.

Not only are the ideas we have collected great for teens, but there are a few that you will find fit for the rest of the family and that includes the family pet and your child's much loved doll!

Button up all your valuables in this he Blue Jean Walletfrom

Put it on this stylish Blue Jean Purse from

Put it in the bag From LSWcrittersandcrafts on Etsy

or add a little bling with this less than practical Jean Purse

Head back to school using a Jean Pencil Case found at

and one of my favorites from The Jean Book Coverwith handy pencil pouches...who wouldn't want to carry that!  Why not use sport decals, cars or trains to decorate book covers for boys!

Another cute one from is the Jeans Bib. Would be fun with decorative ribbons for boy or girls, too.

Snuggle up with that baby in this Jean Afghan..or decorate a boys room...Sew simple! 

While you are at it,  snuggle up with her doll dressed in this clever Jean Dress found at

Wrap your next gift or send your next letter in a Blue Jean Envelope also from

Perfect for the dorm or the home office the Blue jean Organizer!  Us it to hold your Blue Jean Envelopes and other supplies!  Why not that add it to boys room for shoes or toys?  From

Don't forget your cell phone?  Make a Phone Holder pouch with 2 pockets and directions from

Oh and the Blue Jean Braided Rug.  This can be  another very clever addition to that boy's room or dorm.  Also found at

Let's not forget the family pet.  The Blue Jean Pet Bed.  Cheerfully crafted with alternating colors of the Jeans. From

Lastly for the dorm or kitchen.  Two fun ideas.
From The Jean Potholder.  Tres cute with the alternating fabrics.

From The Jean Hot Pad. I have seen napkins made like this also--where you put the utensils in the pocket!  Perhaps a matching set?

Happy Upcycling!