Tuesday, May 31

Trading Post - Jeans upcycled into belts

Amie (Kitty Cats and Airplanes) and I are so lucky that we live close enough to meet regularly and are having way too much fun crafting together. So even though she was tired from having been on the road for hours that weekend, Amie joined me for a shorter than usual but greatly anticipated play date. 

I have been trying to upcycle torn/stained jeans rather than throwing them away when they are no longer wearable.  So far, I have made an apron and I still have a few jeans to give a new life to. The second pair has been thoroughly used up last weekend making fun denim belts. 

Amie made a lace-up hip belt with some lace trim. Very simple and romantic.

I dug up into my stash of laces and picked out a ruffled trim that I had used for a fabric dye experiment. I also reused the Jeans pockets since they had an interesting design and finished with a buckled that I scored for pennies at an estate sale.  

I think I'm going to try making some more accessories with denim. I've started another upcycling projects with the leftover usable denim from this project and the apron. After all upcycling is all about reusing and minimizing waste. 


  1. That is SO super cute! I love that idea!

  2. Brilliant and very, very cute.

  3. I adore denim. This is a super cute idea...very fun!

  4. You are too much with these jeans transformations! Can't wait to see what you come up with next !

  5. So cute I love anything denim!

  6. What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing

  7. Very cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    Such a cute belt! I love the ruffles. What a creative and fashionable way to upcycle old jeans.

    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  9. so darling!!!! new follower:) i totally love your blog!!!

  10. I love how you used the pocket detail!

  11. Oh I love this belt! What a great idea for old jeans!'

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Swooooooooooon over the first one!

  13. so so cute and pretty! I love repurposing, too! we love this so much we are featuring it on saturday and votations starts on the same day, too ^^)

  14. Hey Caroline,

    Your new denim belt is adorable. I love the addition of that pretty lace. You look great girl!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    Hugs, Bella **Features from week #40** @ Bella Before and After

  15. congratulations, Caroline! you made it to TSWL's Finest June 2011 Finals!


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