10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Jeans for Decor

Last updated on April 9, 2019

Look into your closet, chances are you’ll find at least a couple of pairs of old jeans that you haven’t put on for a while. Even if you don’t, you can find cheap jeans in thrift stores. And did you know that you can use old denim for home decor? You can create unique decor pieces that will add character to your living space.

So if you’re a crafter and like to get your hands dirty when it comes to home decor, there’s no reason why you couldn’t create a few decor pieces from old denim. To help you with that we even have 10 remarkably creative DIY projects that will set you on the right path. Check out these wonderful ideas and their adorable outcomes.

Recycled Denim Basket

Check out how to make a DIY decorative basket from old jeans
Tutorial: www.ohohblog.com

This woven basket made from denim looks great, doesn’t it? It’s a real eye catcher and a conversation piece that will liven up your kitchen decor without fail. If you like it, check out the tutorial for instructions on how to make one for yourself.

Hexagon Pillow

Check out how to make a DIY decorative hexagon pillow form old jeans
Tutorial: lilluna.com

Hexagon pattern adds a lot of decor interest to home decor. A wall painted in this patter is certainly a sight to see, but you don’t have to go all in to use the pattern. Hexagon pillows made from old jeans are just as interesting and visually appealing. Follow the tutorial to see how it can be done.

Denim Pouf

Check out the tutorial on how to make a DIY pouf from old jeans for home decor
Tutorial: www.michelemademe.com

You can make a real piece of furniture from a few pairs of old jeans and here’s how. This pouf is colorful and adorable, it adds new material as well as pattern to your home decor. It’s one of the best ways to repurpose old jeans ever. Check out the tutorial if you want to make it at home.

Denim Bowl

Check out the tutorial on how to make a DIY decorative denim bowl
Tutorial: helloglow.co

You could always use another decorative bowl to collect all those small things around the house and keep the mess away. Such a bowl is easy on the eyes no matter what you keep in it and makes your decor interesting. So get some old jeans and let’s get crafting.

Woven Jeans Coaster

Check out the tutorial on how to make a decorative DIY coaster from old jeans
Tutorial: simplethingsnotebook.blogspot.com

One of the easiest DIY projects with old jeans is to make these little woven coasters. They’re easy and they’re interesting, so it’s just a lovely little project to take on. Check out the tutorial for instructions.

Chevron Pillow

Check out how to make a decorative DIY chevron pillow from old jeans
Tutorial: www.ashbeedesign.com

Another great pattern to add to you home decor is chevron. And while you don’t have to tile or paint your walls in this pattern, you can use a few small accent pillows. Even if you make just one of them it will be a great addition to your home. You even get the tutorial to make it easier for you.

Denim Runner Rug

DIY Denim Runner Rug from old jeans - what a great idea! Check out other DIY crafts with old jeans on this list too!
Tutorial: liljanlumo.blogspot.com

A runner rug made from old jeans introduces lovely blue tones and denim pattern to your home decor. If you see something like that working in your home, you have a wonderful DIY project coming up. And while this tutorial is not in English, you can still follow the instructions.

Denim Spiral Coaster

Check out how to make a decorative DIY coaster from reclaimed jeans
Tutorial: www.myrecycledbags.com

This has to be the easiest project from old jeans ever. All you have to do is make a spiral from a strip of denim and glue it together. Coasters made this way are lovely and you can make a lot of them in one go. Check out the tutorial for instructions.

Upholstered Chair with Old Jeans

Check out the tutorial on how to upholster a chair in old jeans DIY
Tutorial: betweennapsontheporch.net

If you can do anything with the material of old jeans, then you can definitely upholster an old chair. Such a makeover is easy and interesting, making a unique piece of furniture. Check out this tutorial to see how it is done.

Denim Flower Pot Cover

Check out the tutorial on how to make a DIY decorative flower pot cover from old jeans
Tutorial: blog.oubly.com

Dress your flower planters in denim by repurposing your old jeans. It’s an easy project that doesn’t even require sewing (if you use glue) and it’s a great way to get into upcycling. Check out the tutorial for a DIY project.


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