Casual and Cute Blue-Jean Coasters

by Kim
4 Materials
5 Minutes
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'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.
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  • Cho8433185 Cho8433185 on May 18, 2017

    Very good wow MASHAALLAH means may GOD bless you for this simple but brilliant idea

  • Karen Dinger Springer 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.


  • Susan gaede Susan gaede on May 05, 2021

    Do you have to use the plastic milk jug to line the pocket

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  • Cate Howell Cate Howell on Mar 31, 2024

    This is a fun idea. You can also buy those inexpensive thin (bendable) multi-packs of cutting boards from the food store or discount store, for the piece of plastic. (Helpful for those of us who don’t buy milk cartons, and I use those thin bendable cutting boards in other crafts too, such as the bottom of DIY tote bags.)

  • CharlyCRNA CharlyCRNA on May 19, 2024

    Thanks for sharing that idea. I don’t buy milk either so needed a substitute!