Easy Valentine Holder from Jeans Pocket

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Easy Valentine Holder from a Jeans
Pocket

Hi there! This is Sarah E. White from Our Daily Craft and I’m so excited to be here.

Valentine Pocket

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.

Supplies

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Trim a pocket off the jeans, leaving a bit of denim around
    the edges.
  2. Place the pocket on the felt and trim to the size you’d like to frame the pocket. Glue down.
  3. Valentine Pocket

  4. Glue ric-rac to the edges of the pocket, if desired, so you can’t see the frayed edges of the denim.
  5. 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.
    Valentine Pocket
  6. Position the hearts on the pocket. Glue down.
  7. Valentine Pocket

  8. Punch a hole in each of the top corners of the felt.
  9. 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.
  10. Fill the pocket with goodies and hang from a door.

Valentine Pocket

Easy, cute and upcycled all at once. How great is that?

Thanks to Emily for giving me the chance to share. You can check out more craft ideas at my site, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.


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About Emily

Emily is a rugby wife and modern mom to one active Kindergarten son. A former restaurant industry professional, she transferred the brand marketing and relationship building skills she learned working for a Fortune500 Company into building a successful social media business. Launched in 2010, her blog focuses on parenting tips, recipes and easy crafts. When not online, you can find her running, taking photographs, or sipping a Margarita while enjoying the beauty that Cape Cod has to offer.

Comments

  1. That’s adorable! I love upcycling!

    • Upcycling is great! I’m always looking for things to upcycle, but wouldn’t have come up with something as cute as this. Sarah’s idea is so smart!

      Thanks for stopping by tonight.

  2. Thanks, ladies! It was so much fun.

  3. This is so cute and easy enough my 10 year old can do it alone. I love your creativity!
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  4. Oh, how adorable!
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  5. Very cute and up-cycling is a bonus. We made a garden apron with several large size jean pockets on it for a friend. She loved it.
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    • I bet the garden apron was cute! Upcycling is a great way to give new meaning to items that may otherwise be discarded. I try to upcycle and recycle as often as possible!

      Have a great day!

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