We save them all, big and little, all colours and sizes!
Here are some ideas for "greening" those old jeans:
1. Cut a patch from an old pair of jeans and make a repair... thus extending the life of your nine year-old's favourite and still-wearable denims!
GREEN TIP: If you save many different colours of denim jeans, they can be extra handy as patches -- you can match the patch to the jeans needing it!
2. Make-believe: Create a pair of pretend suspenders for the dress-up bin! (LOL)
Daniel (9) as Super-Mario wearing his "jean" suspenders!!
3. Embellish a layout! Stitch strips of denim to your layout's edge- thus creating a GREAT border for kid layouts!
4. Ease the journaling job! Use a pocket from the back of the old jeans on a LO to make it "interactive." It can hold a "secret" note or pull-out journaling, even a "library card!!"
5. Cut a triangle of denim and embellish with scraps. Then apply to a Kraft gift bag... an instant bohemian-style bag!!
Crooked tree in denim: A bohemian-style gift bag
6. Stitch a pocket! Make tough little utensil pockets for camping or hiking. My daughter took hers on a trip to Toronto with a group of youth, and found it handy in the hotel room kitchenette and when they went on sightseeing tours- no sandwiches for that girl! She brought salad with her for lunch! LOL
TIP: Remember that a utensil pocket w/ utensils inside cannot go in your carry-on luggage if you are flying. Put it in your suitcase! :)