Yes, you read that right. Clothing is completely optional when it comes to this project.
So take those pants off and let's get to work!
Actually, it's kinda cold here and we're expecting snow, so I'm gonna leave mine on, So, go ahead and stay warm, but grab that old pair you've been holding on to that you want to recycle because we're going to make gift baskets!
I made both of these yesterday in about 2 hours.
Super simple, super easy and super fun!
Here are a couple examples of uses you could use these for....but oh the possibilities.
Directions to assemble:
It doesn't take much material, so I estimate you could make 3 baskets just out of one leg.
1.) Cut desired length
2.) Turning inside out, sew up one end shut to form the base
3.) Turning right side out, begin the decorating process.
I decided to sew on a measuring tape for a Crafty Basket, but it would work great for Father's Day too!
I've cut off belt loops and added them to the top as well as buttons and pockets; it's whatever you want to use.
4.) Next add Mod Podge Stiffy-Fabric Stiffener (found mine at Walmart in the paint section)
Simply poured it over the material (only on the outside) and used a sponge brush to rub it in.
5.) Using a heat tool I applied heat to quicken drying and hardening; making sure to shape jeans into a basket shape of sorts.
These stiffen really quickly and hold desired shape perfectly!
Here you see I've added floral foam in the bottom to hold elements for the gift basket.
And here is the other that I made.
6.) Simply add a tag and some goodies and viola, you have a recycled and useful gift.
Or you can fill them up with fun stuff just for you!
Hope you've enjoyed this idea and will give it a go yourself. I'd love to see your ideas if you do.
Hugs to you all and have a wonderful weekend!