15 of the Most Beautiful Used Denim DIY Projects on Our To-do List

Got a pair of old blue jeans you don’t want to use anymore but don’t want to throw out yet? Hang on to that old denim, because now you can repurpose and transform them into pretty, unique, and practical things you would love to use again.

Here are some of the best used denim DIY projects we can’t wait to make ourselves. You’ll be surprised at how easy and doable they are, even for beginners.

Comfy Denim Slip-ons

This is a clever way of converting denim scraps into something practical, beautiful, and useful. The maker of these snug denim slippers is giving away the pattern and detailed instructions for $4.99.


Denim Balls

These denim balls will definitely be a hit with the kids during play time. Denim holds up well to wear and tear from being kicked around. It’s a clever way of using up denim and fabric scraps.


Tutorial by: Nancy’s Couture

Denim Bangles


Nothing like a like bit of romantic bling to spice up or sweeten a casual look. Great for making use of denim scraps you’ve got lying around.


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Denim Basket

How about a beautiful denim basket for your fruits? Or a clothes hamper? Whatever you put in this basket doesn’t matter, it’ll still be the most awesome jeans basket you’ll ever make.


Tutorial by: Ohoh Blog

Denim Bib

This denim bib is an easy, practical project to make for your own baby or to gift for a baby shower. The best kind of denim to use is a soft, washed out denim that’s comfortable enough for the baby. The denim material is also perfect to soak up those food and liquid stains, drips, and yes, baby drool.


Tutorial by: A Maidenhair Fern

Denim Corner Heart Bookmark

This denim heart bookmark is the cutest thing you can ever make with denim scraps. It’s hands down the easiest denim DIY too. Easy as cut, paste, and stitch.


Tutorial by: The Cheese Thief

Denim Crafting Apron


For serious crafters, this is the next DIY project on your list, if you haven’t made it yet. Time to make yourself a crafting apron to hold some of your tools as you go.


Tutorial by: Betz White

Denim Hair Bows


If you’re looking to make something cute and sweet with denim cutoffs, this is the perfect project for you. Denim hair bows instantly add a pretty accent to your daily casual look.


Tutorial by: Ali and Amy’s Salute to Cute

Denim Picnic Quilt


The picnic quilt that holds it all. Well, almost. When rolled up, it looks like a duffel bag without the bulkiness. Use it to carry picnic essentials like towels, blankets, or anything that rolls and fits inside—even your yoga mat.


Tutorial by: Cutesy Crafts

Denim Placemats

This is the coolest, cleverest placemat ever! The back pocket holds silverware, while the belt loop holds the napkin. It’ll go perfectly well with the denim picnic quilt, and your friends will love them too.


Tutorial by: Creatively Sam’s

Denim Travel Bag

This duffel bag looks so well-made you wouldn’t have guessed right away that it’s a DIY project. It’s versatile, classic, and beautiful to look at. Use it as a gym bag, a weekend getaway bag, or an overall travel bag. Denim is a great material for bags because it’s thick, sturdy, and can hold up a lot of weight.


Tutorial by: All Day Chic

Denim Whale Stuffed Toy

This is one of the most unexpected and unique uses for old denim jeans we’ve encountered so far. It’s so cute and looks so well made, you’d think it was bought from a toy store. Both kids and kids-at-heart will fall in love with this whale plushie.


Tutorial by: Valaan Villapaita

Denim Cutoffs Wine Bag


This denim wine bag is a chic way to use up denim cutoffs and fabric scraps. It’ll keep your vino snug and safe while carrying it with you for a picnic.


Tutorial by: Design Sponge

Jeans Pocket Pillow Case


The perfect DIY project to pair denims and any pretty fabric scraps you have on hand.


Tutorial by: Threading My Way

Ombre Denim Quilt

This beautiful ombre denim quilt may look complicated to make, but oh so worth it after the hard work. It’s one of those DIY projects that need more time commitment than others. But if you’re looking for a challenge, this is a worthwhile project.


Tutorial by: It’s Always Autumn

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