Stars Are Coming Out Tonight : Up-cycled!!

Another up cycle project … love these and I am so proud of designing them, haha! 

Who in the world has a pair of jeans like this eh?

 The original idea I made up along the way. 

My son gave me a pair of jeans, I picked him these up from Jack and Jones a few years ago in the sale, The colour was just not for him so he never wore them. 

He told me to put them in the charity bag but a brand new pair of jeans that had never been wearing was just a waste… Yes!?

With my son being over 6 foot tall, the were too long for me. I love the colour, so I thought they would look good as 3/4 jeans.

Cutting them down I came up with an idea, that leads to another…

Then the star jeans were created…

Before~


What you need~

  • An old pair of jeans or a pair you will never wear!
  • A 3/4 pair you like to cut your jeans to the same length.
  • Pinking shears.
  • Star cookie cutter.( that you will never use for cookies)
  • Bleach.
  • Pot and brush for bleaching.

What I did~

  • Rolled the 2 turns down on my favourite 3/4 jeans and place on top of jeans I want to cut down.
  • Cut just under line (so not to cut other jeans) with pinking shears.
  • Test bleaching skills on a bit of material that is wasted!
  • Bleach all around inside of star for full star effect, or put the cookie cutter into bleach then press onto jeans for just a star shape.
  • Decided a pattern before starting, bleach can not be undone.
  • Best to put something inside jeans like a bit of card? I forgot and it did go through to the back, but lucky for me I stared over these.
  • Place random stars all over the front and then back with bleach.
  • Be careful not to drip bleach onto jeans (again I did!) as you don’t notice when wet but do when dried.
  • I added a few random star shapes on pockets.
  • Lastly, I bleached lines with brush down jeans, around pockets and around tops for more effects.
  • Leave for a few hours to bleach, you will notice them changing from an orange colour to a creamy colour.
  • When at a colour you like to pop into a quick wash and leave to dry.
  • Iron and put back 2 turns back at bottoms.

Remember~


Stars don’t have to be perfect, do they? they would just look to shop brought!

Random patterns make them all the more unique and much more fun 🙂

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24 Comments

  1. MontgomeryFest
    1st April 2014 / 8:48 am

    so cute!! i needed these for st. pat's…love it!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:26 pm

      Aww thanks 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    1st April 2014 / 12:15 pm

    How fun are those! Super cute and perfect for spring!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  3. Please may I?
    1st April 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Super cute. Loving the green.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Party of 5
    1st April 2014 / 2:00 pm

    You are one awesome lady Claire…love them!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:32 pm

      Aww thanks lovely 🙂

  5. Margarett Murphy
    1st April 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Very clever idea….perfect for spring !!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks :)xx

  6. amy mayen
    1st April 2014 / 8:06 pm

    They turned out super cute! I pinned it 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd April 2014 / 6:33 pm

      Aww thanks Amy 🙂

  7. Debbie Stinedurf
    3rd April 2014 / 9:59 am

    Love them! You are so creative!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th April 2014 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Debbie 🙂

  8. SarahMummy
    4th April 2014 / 9:06 am

    They look fabulous! Another great idea from you 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th April 2014 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks Sarah 🙂

  9. Zarouhi Zaz
    4th April 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Oh wow! There are just brilliant, love this idea, you are such a clever chick! #AllAboutYou

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th April 2014 / 8:07 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

  10. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    6th April 2014 / 5:31 pm

    wow it looks amazing and very creative

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th April 2014 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  11. Kezzie
    8th April 2014 / 4:34 pm

    These are excellent!!! You did a great job on transforming boy jeans unto girly delight! X

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th April 2014 / 7:25 am

      Aww thanks Kezzie 🙂

  12. Winnie
    8th April 2014 / 8:07 pm

    These are SUPER CUTE !!!I have another assignment for you 🙂 – Transform a boy jeans to a girly skirt. I'd loooooooooove to wear it (but I only wear skirts)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      9th April 2014 / 7:27 am

      Oh my Winnie, have I got some posts planned for you!! leave it with me, my children are off school for a few weeks but I have an amazing crafty mum who made me lots of skirts from jeans and a tutorial planned, you will love these posts …

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