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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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  • Patricia
    Patricia San Antonio, TX
    on May 18, 2017

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

  • Patty Anderson
    Patty Anderson
    on May 18, 2017

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

  • Geena
    Geena Pasco, WA
    on Jun 14, 2017

    This is a great idea - thanks for sharing!

  • Karen
    Karen Nanuet, NY
    on Jun 22, 2017

    Love this, and I haven't even made them yet. I just finished cutting up a bunch of jeans for a quilt, and kept the pockets off to the side. I also have milk cartons that I was using to water my plants. This is a perfect idea.

  • Jerry Pace
    Jerry Pace
    on Jun 26, 2017

    Great Idea...Thanks

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