Denim Advent Calendar

posted on November 30, 2010 by  |  posted under Christmas
Denim Advent Calendar
Good morning, HowDoesShe Gals!
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!
Hello, sweets.
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.)

Hemp rope
Hot glue
Number stamps
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.

Step Two
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.

Step 3
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.

Written by,
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!

Denim Advent Calendar

Faux Zinc Painting Tutorial

Denim Advent Calendar

Wire Clothesline Organization Station

Denim Advent Calendar

1880s Antique Crate Refinish

Denim Advent Calendar

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!

  1. November 30th, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Stephanie@cre8tive says:
    I just love Jami's style! This is such a great idea and so unique.
  2. November 30th, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Shelley says:
    I LOVE this! how fun to have a little surprise in each pocket. So so cute.
  3. November 30th, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Sarah says:
    So adorable!!
  4. November 30th, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    I think we can come up with tons of ideas to use denim pockets! Love this idea!
  5. December 1st, 2010 at 2:09 am
    Alison says:
    Super cute idea. I love the clips that you posted too. I'm off to check out your site! Thanks for posting
  6. December 1st, 2010 at 2:11 am
    Missy says:
    This advent is so fun! I am also loving the organizational clips - I need these in my life! Love your blog, Thanks for the inspiration!
  7. December 1st, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Jami @ freckled laundry says:
    Thank you so much, Bobbi-Jo!!! And, thank you girls for your sweet comments!

  8. December 1st, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Amanda says:
    Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
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