Casual and Cute Blue-Jean Coasters

4 Materials
$0
5 Minutes
Easy

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.
Everyone has old jeans to discard or donate.
Start by cutting around the pocket with a border of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. No sewing, just raw edges.
Wash your pockets in the washer and dry 'em in the dryer. This will fray the edges.
See? Nicely frayed. You might need to trim longer strands after they are dry.
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.
Slip the plastic into the pocket to make it water-proof, and you're done!
Cute and Casual Coasters. All made from cast-offs. Really, everyone compliments these all the time.
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
22 Ideas To Make Your Terra Cotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
15 Amazing Ways To Get Your Patio All Ready For Summer

Have a question about this project?

3 of 13 questions
  • MsCaliLady
    on May 17, 2017

    No question. But an 8 yr old could follow your simple, easy instructions. I love this idea! Thanks for posting.

    You could embroider a simple little outline of a flower or design to lighten the denim and maybe match a color scheme.




  • Cho8433185
    on May 18, 2017

    Very good wow MASHAALLAH means may GOD bless you for this simple but brilliant idea
  • Karen Dinger Springer
    on Jun 24, 2019

    Hi, I am assuming that you sewed the two pockets together in order to slip the milk carton plastic inside? I don't see where you did this in your photos.

    Thanks

    • Pam
      on May 9, 2020

      when cutting out the pocket, you cut out the fabric behind it!

Join the conversation

2 of 360 comments
  • Mavis
    on Dec 31, 2019

    GREAT IDEA...esp. appealing to those who like the Country Look theme for their homes and cottages.


    Mavis In Ontario, Canada

  • Christina Hobson-Duncan
    on Mar 7, 2020

    Super cute and easy to do! Repurposing those old jeans! Love it! 💕💕

Your comment...