We found it: the perfect pair of jeans. Perfect in the way that these eHow creators have re-imagined them. #ProjectThrowdown: Denim Do Over takes everyone's favorite pair of pants and turns them into something unexpected.
The challenge for six talented eHow Crafts contributors was to use four unrelated materials and, in the infamous words of Tim Gunn, "make it work, people."
A pair of jeans, lace, feathers and key rings, married with imagination and skill, come together to create these inspiring projects. Be sure to cast your vote by pinning your favorite how-to.
Denim and Lace Ankle Boots
Feet become the focal point to any outfit with this stylish pair of boots created by Jessica Abbott from The Sewing Rabbit. Get yourself a glue gun and some plain ankle boots, and you're good to go. There's nothing casual about these kicks!
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Designer Denim Necklace
Kirsten Nunez of Studs & Pearls, we want to raid your DIY closet. This knockout necklace should be a part of anyone's festival-going attire. Or if you just want to make a fashion statement on any day of the week.
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DIY Dyed Denim Planters
No worries here about getting a little dirt on (or should we say in) your jeans. Jessica Begum of Hipster's Tea Party stylizes succulents within these one-of-a-kind planters. You've got to check out her process for dyeing the patterns on to the denim -- it's so creative.
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These fun and funky boots were definitely made for walkin'. Or more likely, struttin'. Beth Huntington, founder The Renegade Seamstress, is no stranger to taking recycled materials and turning them into design-worthy pieces. With a few extra materials such as an old tablecloth and skinny belts, you too can create your own bohemian boots.
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Boho Chic Clutch and Key Ring
No bulky purses here! Self-taught seamstress Shauna Wightman of Shwin and Shwin has crafted a convenient way to hold your keys, phone and other important necessities (like your lip gloss, duh). If you still end up misplacing your keys when sporting this super-cute clutch, that's on you, my friend.
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Decorative garland is a simple way to make a stylish statement to any room. Amanda Nguyen of Feast.Fashion.Faves lets gorgeous feathers take center stage upon a denim backdrop for this fashionable banner. We would even make a few of these and hang them outside on our patios during the warmer months.
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More on #ProjectThrowdown
Want more? Check out our #ProjectThrowdown: Ikea Lack Table Hack. The results from this challenge are stunning!