Recycled denim bowl – made from jeans
Every so often, my girlfriends have a clearout of our closets and we have a Girlie Swap Shop: we all bring the clothes we don’t want – along with some cake and booze – to one of our houses and we have a good old rummage around to see if we can find any treasure in each other’s cast-offs. At the last one, I was going to take a pair of jeans I never wore much, but upon closer inspection, they had a small hole in the knee. I was secretly excited, actually: I knew they could be recycled into something fabulous.
So when it was my friend Jane’s birthday, I whipped out a mega huge crochet hook, some scissors, and made this groovy denim bowl out of the legs of those jeans. I just cut lengthways back & forth almost to the edge, resulting in a long strip that I crocheted in the round to make the bowl. I increased/decreased on each row to shape the bowl.
I think it looks pretty cool. When I gave it to Jane I filled it with some sachets of homemade bath salts, and I reckon it was a pretty darn good gift.