Repurposing Jeans Into Kitchen Decor
I loved these jeans so much. They were a staple in my wardrobe for many years through many moments and memories. When they were ripped in places I dare not share, I added them to my fabric stash. It makes my heart so happy when I can take something I love that doesn’t work anymore and turn into something new. Recycled craft projects like this are a great way to teach kids (of all ages mind you) to make good use of what they have. With a few other items from my craft stash, I turned this pair of jeans into some awesome kitchen items.
What will you need?
- Sewing Machine
- Scissors or Cutting Mat/Rotary Cutter
I started out making an oven pad with these awesome supplies.
Here is a picture tutorial.
Written Directions for Repurposing Jeans Into Kitchen Decor
If pictures are not your thing…
- Cut two 7 inch squares from your jeans.
- Cut one 6 1/2 inch square from your Spoonflower fabric.
- Sew them together leaving the outer half inch of the jean squares untouched.
- Quilt a little in the middle. Add a heart or whatever is clever.
- Trim your strings.
- Cut around the edge every smidgen you can into the first stitch without cutting it.
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Ta Da! The finished decor for the kitchen is not only super adorable but also totally usable.
I used some more of the materials to embellish this dish towel.
I am in love with the frayed part at the bottom. It was worn over many steps…many many steps.
And then a slice of the leg to make this fun decor for a jar.
There are so many ways to Repurposing Jeans Into Kitchen Decor. I bet you can think of even more. Some other ideas that come to mind are:
- Table Runner
- Cookbook Cover
- Wall Art
I love this stuff. I will now have a piece of many memories of many traveled places in my kitchen…hidden in the secret of the jean
Reasons to Decorate Your Home
There are so many great reasons to decorate your home. The decor determines the mood and the feel for your family and all who enter. It is a form of expression. A home that is well decorated can lower anxiety and create a sense of ease and peace. Different rooms can have different vibes determined solely by the decor — from the colors to the furniture to the accent decor. Here are my top five reasons to decorate your home and invest in the process.
- A well decorated room creates a space for healthy living including the atmosphere as well as the functionality.
- Decorated spaces can promote well being, creativity, better rest, etc.
- It is fun.
- Home decor can change with the seasons, the holidays, and the times. It is a way to update style.
- There are no rules to home decorating. Your home is unique to you and your family.
MORE Repurposed Jeans Ideas
Chair pockets create fabulous storage for kids to be organized both at home and at school. Repurposed jeans work great for this project too.
This darling pillow has a pocket from a pair of jeans. I love using the pockets for projects!
Sit-upons are great for outdoor fun in the yard and camping. This super fun tutorial shows how to make them from repurposed jeans.
Ten Reasons to Craft
I am going to say this again. Crafting is just a great idea. It is proven that crafting can be really good for mental and emotional health. Studies show that making and crafting can lower anxiety. Another benefit to crafting is that it creates connection. When we make things and give them to others, we spread kindness and love. Here are my top ten reasons to craft with kids, and I mean kids of all ages.
- Mental Health Benefits – Crafting puts me in a good mood.
- Self Expression – Crafting allows me to express myself.
- Education and Growth – I learn new skills by making things.
- Connection – Crafting connects me others through workshops, classes and gifting.
- Decor – Through making and crafting, I can totally customize every aspect of my decor.
- Gift Giving – Gifts is totally my love language. I love to make handmade gifts.
- Offline Time – Crafting keeps me off of my phone and social media. We all know this can be beneficial.
- Income – Because I craft and sell items that I make, I have an additional income source.
- Fun – I like to have fun and to me, making things is fun.
- Socializing – Attending events where crafting is a part gets me out and around others with like minds.