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Casual and Cute Blue-Jean Coasters

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These no-sew coasters are Free and Easy, and get lots of compliments. Kids could easily make sets of these to give as gifts. I have even sold these in craft fairs for charity.
Time: 5 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Everyone has old jeans to discard or donate.
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Start by cutting around the pocket with a border of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. No sewing, just raw edges.
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Wash your pockets in the washer and dry 'em in the dryer. This will fray the edges.
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
See? Nicely frayed. You might need to trim longer strands after they are dry.
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Cut a piece from the flat side of an empty milk jug to fit inside your pocket. I wash the cut-out after...it's easier. But if this grosses you out, you could wash out your jug first, of course.
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Slip the plastic into the pocket to make it water-proof, and you're done!
  • casual and cute blue jean coasters
Cute and Casual Coasters. All made from cast-offs. Really, everyone compliments these all the time.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Old blue jeans   (trash or thrift store)
  • Empty milk jug   (recycle bin)
  • Scissors
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  • Julie M.
    Julie M. Las Vegas, NV

    Love this. These will work perfectly in my RV! BTW My grandmother was born is Racine and her father was the first doctor in Racine when they immigrated from Denmark. We finally made it to Racine with our RV last summer and enjoyed your city so much.

  • Valerie
    Valerie Soddy Daisy, TN

    Kim, thank you so much !!

  • Patricia
    Patricia San Antonio, TX

    love this! Granddaughter & I used them for napkins & plastic utensils for picnic at Easter

  • Patty Anderson

    Love this! Great idea! I'm off the collect my old jeans and cut out the pockets! Thank you!

  • Geena
    Geena Pasco, WA

    This is a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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