Make Some Upcycled Denim Planters #DIY #Craft 25


Make Some Upcycled Denim Planters
#DIY #Craftupcycled denim


I have a bunch of old pants laying around, hoping to some day become something else.  I remember years ago, my Mom making my brother a blanket with squares of old jeans, but figured I don’t have the time (or the patience) to do that, so wanted to figure out something a bit easier.  I figured that it would be fun to decorate a planter and not have it look like a boring piece on my shelf.  I decided to cut off the end of the pant leg, and make these.

They were pretty easy to make and could be changed up for any home decor, or holiday, etc.  I sure hope that you like it!  Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks!

Look at these great upcycled denim planters. Gr8 for your home or a gift! #DIY #Craft Click To Tweet

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How To Make Some Upcycled Denim Planters


Materials/Tools Used:

  • Old Denim Pants
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Cardboard
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers, Etc.
  • & Time!


Instructions:

I started by cutting off about 8″ of the legs of my old jeans.

upcycled denim

Next, I turned them inside out, to be able to sew them on the machine.

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I then set up my sewing machine for a regular stitch, at the area where I cut them off.  I left the bottom hem to be the top of the planter.

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After the stitches were done, I folded the corner to the center of the top to create a diamond shape.  This doesn’t have to be perfect, just close to the shape.

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Next, I stitched about 1-1.5″ in from the corner of the diamond.  This will create the “square” that the planter is able to sit on.  I did this on both sides.

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When I had the stitching finished, I folded the piece back from being inside-out.

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I folding the top hem down about 2″ or so, and then inserted a piece of rigid folded cardboard to the inside of the planter, to better hold the material taught.

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Next, I added some ribbon and flowers to decorate the top.  You can make these whatever color, or design you want for the time of year you are using these.

upcycled denim

Now they can be displayed anywhere you wish.  I decided to use them for a plant and herbs, but they can even be used as a pencil holder, or for storage in your bathroom…whatever!

upcycled denim

I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!


“…planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.” –Psalm 92:13

 

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Melissa
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Could you do this by simply sewing the bottom across or will that defeat the purpose. Trying to figure how to make these without using a sewing machine as mine tends to mess up when sewing heavy materials. Any suggestions. #HomeMattersParty

Life With Lorelai
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What a fun idea! We always have plenty of old jeans hanging around. This would be a fun project…cute too. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty – we appreciate you! 🙂

~Lorelai
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Crystal Green
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These are truly adorable. I’d love to have these scattered throughout my area with some pretty flowers in them.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

Julie Briggs
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Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty

Merit
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That would be so great for plants you want to give as gifts too! Cute upcycle idea! Thanks for partying at #HomeMattersParty

Jeanne Grunert
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I never thought to use old denim for planters. What a great idea! I usually save them and make sturdy little catnip mice for the kitties since denim holds up to their rough play. Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

Crystal
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What a creative way to use denim! I really like the added touch of the flowers. #HomeMattersParty

Michelle James
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These are the cutest planters ever! I so wish I could sew! #HomeMattersParty

sahana
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I Love these planters, Jamie. Red ribbon on denim looks perfect! #HomeMattersParty

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