Easy Valentine Holder from a Jeans
Hi there! This is Sarah E. White from Our Daily Craft and I’m so excited to be here.
I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of old jeans in my house. They have holes or stains or are otherwise unfashionable, but I can’t bear to part with them.
If you have a pair of jeans you aren’t wearing any more, you can use the pocket and a few simple supplies to make this cute Valentine pocket. Use it on your child’s door to hold a little something special, or to take to school and collect valentines.
Your school-age child could even make one or several of these pockets to give to friends. I did a bit of hand-sewing on mine but you could put it together completely with fabric glue and no sewing at all if you wanted.
They could also be personalized by adding a cutout letter on top of the top heart or writing a name with glitter glue or fabric paint.
- A piece of red felt (I used Glitter FriendlyFelt, which is
stiffened, but regular felt would work, too)
- Adult-sized pair of jeans
- Red rickrack (optional)
- Small bits of two types of fabric
- Fabric glue (I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion)
- Sewing supplies (optional)
- Hole punch
- Length of ribbon
- Trim a pocket off the jeans, leaving a bit of denim around
- Place the pocket on the felt and trim to the size you’d like to frame the pocket. Glue down.
- Glue ric-rac to the edges of the pocket, if desired, so you can’t see the frayed edges of the denim.
- Cut out a heart from each piece of fabric. The one at back should be slightly larger than the one on top. I used a cookie cutter to cut the small heart, then eyeballed the larger one from that.
- Position the hearts on the pocket. Glue down.
- Punch a hole in each of the top corners of the felt.
- Tie a knot in one end of the ribbon, thread through one hole from back to front. Thread through the other side from front to back and tie a knot at the back.
- Fill the pocket with goodies and hang from a door.
Easy, cute and upcycled all at once. How great is that?