Saturday, June 13, 2015

4th of July Jean Napkins & Utensil Holders

I have a stack of jeans, that I have been wanting to use for a project, so I decided to make them into 4th of July decor!

4th of July napkin ring utensil holder

What you will need:
Lace, ribbon & embellishments
Hot Glue
Ruler or Tape measure

First, cut the waist band off and cut the pockets out of the jeans.  When cutting the pockets out, cut around the outside of the pocket so that it's still attached to the back layer of fabric.  I'm using a pair of kids jeans this time.

Making the Napkin Ring

To make a napkin ring that snaps together with the jean snap, first cut the waist band in half.  I left the belt loops attached.  The jeans were one of my sons, so they had tightening straps on the inside of the waistband.

Next, snap the two pieces of the waistband together with the snap and then measure and trim each end of the waistband about 4 inches from the snap.

Next, glue the cut ends of the waistband together.  You can glue some ribbon or trim around it for extra security, plus it looks cute!

Next, start gluing the lace and ribbon on the waistband, making sure you go under the belt loops.

When you are done adding trim and lace, glue the belt loops down

Snap it together and you are done!

Making the silverware holder

The pockets are much easier.  Just glue on the lace and trim.  At first I was going to sew the lace and trim on, but then I remembered this would sew the pocket closed.

I glued the edge of my lace a little around the back side of the pocket to make it look smooth.

It makes a fun patriotic place setting!

How are you decorating for the 4th of July?

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I think the napkin ring is great. I will have to get (steal) some of my partners jeans to make some! Found you at Two Uses Tuesday. Now following your social media to keep up with what your are creating!

  2. What a creative use of old jeans! Thanks for sharing it at bloggers brags party,pinned!

  3. I love your reuse of jeans. This is so cute and perfect for the 4th of July. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  4. This is totally cute! I tweeted it to the world!

  5. Good morning, my dear! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea with Roses of Inspiration. I have always wanted to make the pockets for picnics and fun table settings, but I had never thought about making napkin rings....too cute!

    Enjoy your day :) Hugs!

  6. So cute and I love that it's no sew! I would never have thought to use just the waist band but it's a really great detail.

  7. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  8. I love this Brenda! The touches of ribbon and lace really dresses the levi's up! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Pinning.

  9. I love how this turned out! Great job! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.