Our guest this week is Jami, from the fabulous blog “Freckled Laundry” and she is here to share an adorable idea for re-purposing old jeans and transforming them into a holiday advent calendar! A craft that reduces, recycles, and reuses. Can’t beat that! Take it away, Jami!
I’m Jami, creator of the blog, freckled laundry.
I’m a mama to 14 month old twins and a pretty cool 7-year-old. When I’m not completely absorbed in them, I’m remodeling our home on the cheap, decorating, sewing, crafting, all around DIYing, and blogging about it all along the way. I recently launched my vintage chic, handmade baby shoe line, freckled laundry, on Etsy. I love using upcycle textiles in my projects and I’m am over the dang moon that Bobbi invited me to share my Repurposed Denim Advent Calendar with you!
Supplies & Materials
24 denim pockets cut from 12 pair of baby jeans
(I think the tiny pockets work best but any size will do.)
White acrylic craft paintStep 1
Number the pockets 1 through 24. Just gently dab your stamp into the white craft paint and press onto the pocket.
Let dry for a few minutes.
Flip the pockets over.
Starting with number 1, add a strip of hot glue to the back, and press rope into place.
Be sure to work from RIGHT to LEFT.
Hang it up, fill each pocket with a small treat, and enjoy counting down the days til’ Christmas.
It’s a simple and chic calendar, and perhaps a great way to repurpose those jeans that you just can’t let go of into something that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Jami, freckled laundry
Bobbi asked that I share 3 of my favorites projects with you.
I’d love for you to come over take a look!
Thank you so much, Jami, for sharing your gorgeous vintage tutorials with us! You definitely have a knack for all things vintage! I can see using this advent calendar to countdown to a lot of different things, too! Such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing and I hope we all take a moment to stop by Freckled Laundry to say hello!
I live in a little place called Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and love being a Canuck! I married my very best friend 15 years ago and am a mother to four adorable girls who keep me on my toes constantly. Being a homemaker is my favorite occupation, though I'm also a portrait photographer and avid Project Lifer! Oh, and I LOVE working at HowDoesShe, sharing ideas for women, by women, on how to make the most out of our lives! It's amazing!
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