No-Sew Denim Treat Pockets

Some old jeans, silver duct tape, and a few odds and ends from your scrap basket are all you need to make these cute little pockets.

I made these with Independence Day in mind since it’s only about a week away~

I took small strips of denim cut with pinking shears~

The strips were folded in half and silver metallic duct tape closed up the sides~

* yay for no-sew projects, yes? *

Extra tape was snipped off with scissors~

Red ribbon was wrapped around about an inch from the top~

The top was folded down, slightly overlapping the ribbon.  I folded some of the duct tape over on itself and cut out silver stars from it and then used brads to hold to affix them to the pocket.

Same thing on this one, only I used the hem of the jeans at the top, wrapped some baker’s twine around the star, and used an over-sized brad~

This one has a tiny square of canvas inked around the edges with a marker and stamped with the number 4~The white star was made with a piece of scrap white floral wire shaped by hand. The stuff I pull from my scrap basket always turns out the coolest!

I used some paper tape to close up the sides of this one and stamped the words with my roller stamp~

These were fun to make! My daughter starts a summer book club this week and these are a special surprise for her friends.  She wants to put some candy and a bookmarker in each one.

Hope you like this easy no-sew project using old denim.  One pair of old jeans would make a lot of pockets!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Holiday Clothespins

I know, I know. It’s too early for Christmas, but you know how these art magazine challenges go. The holiday stuff needs to be sent in now!

I’m submitting these for the ‘Homemade Holiday” challenge for Somerset Life, so think  *holidays* for just a few minutes.

I took plain wooden clothespins and clipped them on a line outside and let them age for 3 months.

Then I gave them a wash of antique white.


I decorated these clothespins with embroidery thread, wire, beads, tissue tape, and a few other odds and ends.  Last but not least, I sprinkled them with some frosty crystal glitter.

I recycled these magnetic calendars from last year, gluing pieces onto the backs of the pins.

Now they can be used as magnets, too.

A set of three would make a wonderful gift.

They can be used to display photos on the refrigerator, as a pretty embellishment on a package,  an easy way to clip a gift card onto the tree…I’m sure you can come up with many more uses for holiday clothespins!

This package is wrapped in butcher paper, netting from a bag of onions, and then tied with some tulle scraps, with the clothespin clipped on.


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