Jeans & Denim: Recycled, Upcycled and Repurposed


While perusing the world of recycled and upcycled denim and repurposed jeans, I noticed that there were some really dated recycled jean skirt projects floating around out there on the internet! People have been recycling denim for ages, cutting off jean legs to make shorts, making skirts, pot holders and the like, but it takes ingenuity and a sense of modern style to create something fresh and new. Check out the projects and items below, which I think offer a refreshing relief from the same old recycled denim crafts!  




Handmade upcycled denim flag by Hatchettdesigns via Etsy




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Corsage made from old jeans by Tea Rose Home. Get the DIY here









Upcycled denim chair cushions by Michelle Made Me 

























Three colour union jacked A3 wall hanging




set of three denim pillows, faith/hope/love pillows, OOAK



Denim placemats made from old jeans. DIY from Today's Nest









Recycled Cotton Knapsack with Vintage Motorcycle Transfer
Upcycled denim knapsack by pompompurses via Etsy



American Eagle Purse
Purse made from old jeans by Dee via Etsy




HAND PRINTED & hand dyed upcycled 1980s vintage guess denim skirt








Skirt from Geology







Recycled denim maxi skirt by Trinkets in Bloom




Recycled Denim Gowns
Recycled denim gown



Don't have any old jeans that you're willing to sacrifice? 
Find them for a few bucks at your local thrift shop!

 What do you think?

Which is your favorite?


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16 comments:

  1. I love the flag, the chairs, the up cycled denim tote, the denim sneakers AND I really love the quilt!

    I'm going to go and check out your etsy shop. :)

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  2. Great ideas! Thank you for pulling these together - especially love the upholstered chairs!

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  4. I have always loved denim!!! I really like the rugs and furniture, Oh and purses of course =)

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  5. This is so interesting i love all the ideas!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the post : )

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  6. Fun ideas...that quilt is my favorite!

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  7. How do I find the pattern for the upcycled demin tote bag. I think I could do it on my own, but would like something to reference.

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  8. Heel leuk. Ik maak ook tassen, plaids en poefs van oude spijkerbroeken.
    zie deze link
    http://www.alles-vanellis.blogspot.nl/2013/08/poef-van-spijkerbroeken.html

    leuke blog.

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  9. love the whale its the cutest thing! do you know where i could get the pattern? :) x

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