Your favorite jeans have already had their day and you don't want to part with them? No problem! Don't need at all. Because with these original and simple jeans upcycling ideas you can have yours denim awaken to new life. In the form of a hanging bag or bottle bag, table decoration or cutlery bag, backpack or even dog toy – there is nothing that does not exist. You don't have to have a lot of experience sewing. Most projects can be implemented with simply sewn templates or even with a hot glue. You can also add colorful buttons, filigree lace or other ribbons, depending on your own taste. There are no limits to your creativity.
Creative jeans upcycling ideas for DIY
Make Zero Waste table decorations out of old jeans
Nothing is easier than that. You can make lots of table decorations and accessories out of denim, like Cutlery Bags, Coasters, fruit bowls, vases and tablecloths. You can even do it without sewing. You can just leave the back pockets of the jeans and use them for cutlery.
A beautiful cloth napkin in white and red goes very well with this. You can cut out the denim around it in the form of a rectangle and stick it on a piece of cardboard to achieve more stability. Made in this way, the whole thing is suitable as an original place mat.
A DIY table decoration in vintage style can definitely benefit from this
The empty cans and toilet paper rolls turn into cool denim vases and egg cup, All you need is the container itself, old jeans, scissors and a hot glue gun.
You can achieve great results with different denim colors
With the help of the hot glue, round coasters for hot and cold drinks are created in no time at all. To do this, the jeans hems are simply rounded like a snail and glued on at the same time with the adhesive. Super original and very easy!
Jeans upcycling coasters immediately catch the eye
Simple picture instructions
With the same handicraft technique you can easily create a fancy bowl for your Easter eggs make. Simply make a slightly larger coaster and eight smaller ones. The smaller ones should still have a hole in the middle so that you can tie them together with jeans strips. You can also fill the inside with some denim threads. Finished!
Unique table decoration for Easter with guaranteed WOW effect
Something like how to make cardboard masks or Decoupage you can also make these super smart bowls. As a fancy table decoration or as a storage basket, they simply look stunning in a cool denim look.
It doesn't just fit jewelry and lipstick …
With Mod Podge, it's easy to do
Original jeans upcycling jewelry ideas
You can also make chic bracelets and tires from different denim pants or shirts. Either only with strips of fabric or with a simple weaving technique. The hot glue could also come to the rescue here. Decorated with colorful buttons and threads, the pieces of jewelry become real eye-catchers.
Let your imagination run wild!
Embroider bracelets with cross stitching
The jeans hems are also ideal
How about a small boho style bag to hang around your neck?
A DIY denim choker is also not a bad idea
And this is how you make a jeans upcycling bangle with wooden beads
Making jeans bandana yourself is of course not a problem
Sew lots of bags and purses
One of the most popular craft ideas with jeans is definitely making a bag, be it a shoulder bag, a women's bag, a small bag or a backpack. There are different ways to do it. You can simply sew on denim strips or pieces and create an original patchwork. You can also assemble the bags from large pieces of fabric and use leather belts as bag handles.
The bag handles look just as great from denim
Using the denim on the left … a very smart fashion idea
You can decorate the inside of the bag with a beautiful, checkered fabric
Your cell phone also gets a super original pocket made of jeans
And you can put your lunch box in these denim bags yourself
Upcycling dog toy in bone shape
Even your beloved four-legged friends can enjoy jeans upcycling. And how? Well, with these absolutely cool game bones, which are also super easy to make. Below you see exactly how.
Have you ever seen denim bones like this?
Take your old jeans trousers or even better two or three disused denim garments and cut out two textile pieces per toy using a cardboard template in the form of bones.
Draw the bone template as you like it best
You can transfer the templates to the fabric with a felt pen
The result looks even better in different colors and textures
Attach the denim pieces to each other in pairs with pins on the left
After that, all you need to do is sew the bone edges, leaving a small hole on the side open. Then turn the whole thing over and stuff that Dog Toys with cotton wool or synthetic threads. Now you can finally sew up the hole again and your denim bone is absolutely ready for use.
In the same way you can make lots of cuddly toys and toys for children. How about, for example, such cute denim fish or a cute whale?
Moving eyes complete the whole thing
Check out the rest of the jeans too Upcycling ideas from our picture gallery and let yourself be creatively inspired! Lots of craft fun and good luck!
Embellish vases with jeans stripes
Tinker vintage laundry baskets
Make festive decorative wreaths yourself
Master iconic backpacks
Create atmospheric Christmas decorations from jeans
Furniture in denim look
And much more…