25 Brilliant Upcycled Denim Projects

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to wear my jeans until they fall apart. Even then though, I hate to throw away the fabric on them that is still good. You’d be surprised at what you can do with an old pair of jeans! Upcycled denim projects are actually one of my favorite ways to upcycle. Granted, I say that but I also adore upcycling old towels, upcycling old sheets and I love how many upcycled milk jug projects there are. Anyhow, just because something can’t be worn anymore doesn’t mean that it isn’t useful. These 25 upcycled denim projects prove it!

Don't throw those old jeans away! These 25 upcycled denim projects will give them new life! You'll be amazed at what you can do with an old pair of ratty jeans!

What’s great about these upcycled denim projects is that most of them don’t take a huge amount of fabric. That means that you can use just about any old pair of jeans and give the fabric one last shot at being useful. Waste is a huge issue when you’re trying to live frugally and can cause you major issues in your budget if you’re not careful. By reusing what you can, you buy less. It should be common sense but a lot of the time, it simply isn’t.

25 Upcycled Denim Projects

Upcycling was something that I learned the joy of last year when we stopped buying so much and started making as much as we could ourselves. It’s one of those skills that I think every frugal person should have but unfortunately it often gets relegated to the ranks of those “crunchy” people. Well call me crunchy but these ypcycled denim projects? Simply amazing!

Need a new set of pot holders? These upcycled denim pot holders from OWL Haven are just the ticket!

Those old jeans can also make an awesome upcycled denim rag rug too! You’ll love this one from The Green Sewing Machine!

Be sure your camera is protected from falls or other damage with this upcycled denim camera cozy from Evil Mad Scientist.

Making a gift basket for a baby shower? This upcycled denim baby bib  from Happy Hooligans would be the perfect addition!

Get your cute on in the kitchen with this easy upcycled denim apron from Girl and a Glue Gun. Why buy them when they’re so easy to make?

We use so many baskets around our home so I adore these upcycled denim woven baskets from Oh Oh Blog! They’re super cute and functional!

Packing your kids lunch is a great way to save money but those brown paper bags can get expensive. These upcycled denim lunch bags from Purl Soho are a great way to cut that cost!

Add some flair to your front door with this awesome upcycled denim wreath from A Fish who Likes Flowers.
Looking for more?

Upcycled Denim Poof by Michele Made Me

Upcycled Denim Car Cup Liners by Curly Made

Upcycled Denim Knotted Rug

Upcycled Denim Pocket Garland by Dukes and Duchesses

Upcycled Denim Cell Phone Charger Station by Love, Joy, Glitter

Upcycled Denim Toy Storage by Handmade by Meg K

Upcycled Denim Bulletin Board by Crafts ‘n Coffee

Upcycled Denim Placemats by The Thrifty Couple

Upcycled Denim Coasters by Northern Cheapskate

Upcycled Denim Coffee Cozy by Crafty Staci

Upcycled Denim Arm Rest Project Bag by Just Crafty Enough

Upcycled Denim Tablet Stand by Sewn Up

Upcycled Denim E-Reader Cover by Hello Glow

Upcycled Denim Toy Road by lol’ Mop Top

Upcycled Denim Outdoor Quilt by Awaiting Ada

Upcycled Denim Baby Shoes by Prudent Baby

Upcycled Denim Studio Box by Janeville

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Stacy Williams is a 37-year old wife to a USAF Gulf War Veteran, mother of two teen girls and fur-mamma to a rescued pit bull. The face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family, she also owns and manages Long Haul Wife, Republic Preparedness, The Genealogy Queen and a handful of others sites. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome a drinking problem, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence, and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

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