Skip to Content

Unique Recycled Denim Ideas That Are Super Cool

Instead of throwing them in a thrift store pile, give your favorite pair of worn jeans a second life with these recycled denim ideas!

Instead of throwing them in a thrift store pile, give your favorite pair of worn jeans a second life with these recycled denim ideas!

Don’t throw those old jeans away! The next time you tear a hole in the knee of your favorite pair, salvage them and turn it into something beautiful with these 15 recycled denim ideas. Scroll down to get the inspiration!

1. Denim pocket organizer by Pillar Box Blue

Blue jean pockets make for easy organizing.


2. Colored Jeans Quilt via Andrea’s Notebook

Turn a rainbow of  jeans into a beautiful striped quilt.


3. Thrifted Chair Redo by Maker Mama

Update an old chair with a new seat using a pair of jeans.

Learn how to upcycle a pair of colorful pants - reupholster a chair and give it a bright and fun new 'seat.'

4. No-Sew Denim Bucket by Curly Made

Stash your stuff in these rugged denim buckets–no sewing skills needed!

recycled denim

5. Reverse Shibori Tie Dye with Fall for DIY

Make your own fabric prints while experimenting with this unique dying technique.


6. Denim Patchwork Quilt via Mollie Makes

Turn your blue jeans into a cozy throw.


7. Recycled Denim Snack Bag by Between the Lines

Pack your lunch in style with this DIY lunch bag.


8. Denim Pouf by Michele Made Me

Rest easy with this unique foot rest.


9. Recycled Denim Throw Rug via Free People

Make a whimsical throw rug with leftover denim patches.


10. Denim Triangle Quilt by Modern Handcraft

Another fun take on an upcycled quilt.


11. Crocheted Denim Coasters from Petals to Picots

Make some denim yarn and crochet them into these country coasters.


12. Denim Beads by Crafts by Amanda

Make a colorful beaded necklace with this original technique.


13. DIY Jean Bowl by Hello Natural

Turn your scraps into a fun catchall.


14. No Sew DIY Denim Clutch by iLovetoCreate

Stitch up this stylish dual-toned clutch–don’t you just love the contrast of the pocket?


15. Upcycled Jean Pillow from Brit + Co.

Whip up some easy throw pillows and add a rugged touch with a thrifted belt or two.


15 Free Amigurumi Patterns to Crochet
Amigurumi Patterns Too Cute Not to Crochet
This modern wooden bench was inspired by a Crate and Barrel find for $999 - except we made our version for less than $60. Easy to follow tutorial!
DIY Wooden Bench Inspired by Crate and Barrel