I totally believe in getting my moneys worth out of something and jeans are no exception. I’ve always made cut-offs out of my girls jeans when they get holes in the knees. Then they wear their cut-offs all summer and I save money because I don’t have to buy as many shorts for them to wear. I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person to think of that, I’m willing to bet money that you’ve probably done it too, but have you ever wondered about what to do with those pieces of fabric that you cut off? No? Hmm, I guess it’s just me. Well, I figured out something to do with them about a year ago and today I thought I’d share it with you, aren’t you the lucky one?! Of course I had to take pictures to go along with this post because a post with no pictures is no fun at all is it?
So…to recycle your jeans start by finding a pair of jeans with holes in the knees.
Then tie the cut off piece into a knot and give it to your dog as a chew toy. Buttons loves them!
See? She gets pretty excited.
Now she’s got it and is making a run for it!
“You’ll never catch me now!”
She gets into the den and finishes off her “kill”.
You can see from these next shots that she gnaws the mess out of ’em! When they get too bad I just throw them away and the best part is, they’re free!
So…if you ever come to my house and wonder why I have scraps of jean fabric that are tied up in knots and have obviously been chewed on strewed across my floor…now you know. It’s our dog, not me or the kids, that has been doing the chewing.
I love hearing about money saving tips…do you have any kooky ways to save money that others might think are kind of weird?