Repurposed Pocket Note Holder

If you've ever saved the pockets from an old pair of jeans, today I have the perfect project for you.  Welcome to The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to Julie from Sum of Their Stories & Gail from Purple Hues and Me for hosting.  This month we are 'Shopping Our Stash' and since I have pockets, let's get started!
My inspiration came from this pin and I knew just how I was going to recreate and make this my own.  

I pulled this pocket from my stash and trimmed around it carefully leaving the back on it.
Then I cut a piece of chipboard to fit inside the pocket:
Once it was slid inside, the pocket was much more stable.
Two magnetic strips were added to the back:
It was time to make the front pretty.  I started with some lace trim across the top of the pocket.
Next came an old earring from my stash of jewelry.
I used a clothespin to hold it in place while the glue dried.
Then I turned my attention to the bottom of the pocket. I have a collection of buttons and other embellishments and chose these three for the bottom corner:
The bottom of the pocket was still looking a bit plain, so I added another strip of lace:
And it was done!

Now, here's my favorite part...my friend gave me some notepads that she made from old paint samples.  She happened to be in the store when they were changing them and asked if she could have the old ones.  She walked out with a box full of them!
A perfect fit with room for a pen!
All ready for the fridge:

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Comments

  1. That is such a cute way to use a jean pocket. I love the trims you used. I like to upcycle old denim and have quite a collection waiting to be given a new life (all my friends and family know about my denim upcycling so I get given quite a lot!) I'm sure there is a pocket or two in there somewhere with some fancy stitching on it that I might be able to incorporate in the design in some way.

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    1. One with fancy stitching opens a whole new world of possibilities, Julie. Thanks for hosting this hop!

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  2. Ann, you certainly come up with the best ideas to upcycle items. I never would have thought to use denim to make a note pad holder! This is so adorable and quite handy to jot down thoughts! Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. I had some left over from my organizer project last year and it seemed a shame to let them go to waste! LOL

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing another inspiring project!

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    1. Thank you, Zenda - so glad you like it. Happy New Year and I hope all is well with you!

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  4. Super cute! Now I want to cut up my jeans. Ha.

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  5. This is such a cute way to old jeans. Makes me wish that I had not thrown our old jeans out.

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    1. Now you know to save any others that are on their way out, Tina. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This is just darling, Ann! I love the trim...and your nails!! Very pretty. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It was fun to make. Happy New Year to you too!

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  7. I love denim crafts, and this is a super cute one! Using an earring as an embellishment is such a clever idea! I definitely could us a magnet pocket like this to hold my fridge markers. They had magnets, but they either fall off or just slide down the fridge. lol

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    1. Thanks, T'onna. It sounds like you need some strong magnets...or a handy pocket!

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  8. Your pocket turned out cute, and it looks functional.

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  9. The brass and ribbon embellishments pair perfectly with the denim. Excellent repurpose for a jeans pocket!

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    1. Thanks, Allyson. It was fun digging through my stash of goodies to find the right pieces!

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  10. This absolutely adorable and pretty.

    It's awesome how you get the chance to use all the costume jewelry.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I have quite a bit of jewelry so I keep looking for unique ways to use it!

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  11. Ann,
    Love how this came out and I love the embellishments that you added!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment on Anne N+Marie's home.I know she appreciated it!! Happy New Year!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm pretty sure you and Ann Marie are two peas in a pod!

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  12. Really great idea. Please post this at Funtastic Friday so others will have a chance to enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you, and I will definitely stop by the party!

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  13. First, I love your nails! What a great idea not only for recycling old jean pockets but for holding a pen and notepad on the fridge. So pretty! Now I need to find me some pockets.

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    1. Thanks, Marie...the nails are wraps! As far as finding pockets...who has a pair of worn-out jeans??

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  14. I would have never thought to do something like this. I love it!
    Best of all is using paint chips for notes.

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    1. Thank you, Lydia. I love the paint chip note pad, too!

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  15. This is a cute repurposing jeans project. I love your buttons and embellishments, especially the old earring, beautiful!

    Mel

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    1. Thank you so much, Mel. I love to repurpose things and my stash of jewelry is a bonus!

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  16. I love this Ann! Such a great way to repurpose and it turned out so pretty! I came close to getting rid of my stash of old, broken jewelry too but stopped myself. I knew someone would show me why I shouldn't and it was you! Thank for that and have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. If you ever decide to get rid of that jewelry, send it my way. Although, it sounds like you may have some plans for it now!

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  17. I love your idea for keeping a notepad handy. Sure beats digging through a drawer.

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    1. It sure does, Joy. Glad you like the idea and thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Ann,
    Just stopping by again to Thank You for your visit!! Happy New Year!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. It's always fun to see what you're up to, Debbie!

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  19. I popped into your blog for the Party in Your PJS. 389 party hostings is a lot. It was hard to give up the Little Cottage Link Party (I stopped back in April) because I loved interacting with other bloggers, but it is a relief to just be able to work on my own projects and pop into blogs like yours and read about the stuff you're doing too. I love the idea of a sustainable pinterst challenge!

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    1. Hosting is a lot of work. Now that I'm not doing it, I realize just how much time it took up. Thanks for stopping by..

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  20. What a fun idea!! Thank you so much for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth party. Your support is greatly appreciated! Hope your week is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much and I'm happy to share. Hope all is well in your part of the world!

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  21. That is so very cute! What a great and practical idea! Thanks for sharing at the TFT party!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I'm always happy to share.

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    2. I'm featuring this post at the link party tomorrow. Congrats!

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  22. Ann,
    I love this Demin pocket. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/01/thursday-favorite-things-party_01383214899.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you so much, Bev. I'll be sure to stop by!

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    2. Great project Ann! I currently have a worn pair of jeans in our laundry room just waiting for me to finally recycle it into something useful. Thanks for the inspiration. #HomeMattersParty

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    3. Thank you, Donna. I still have a few left from various projects. I'm working on some more ideas for them!

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    4. What an awesome idea! Pinning.

      Michelle
      https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    5. Thank you so much, Michelle. I appreciate the pin!

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  23. Adorable! That looks so much better than my magnetic whiteboard on my refrigerator, ah! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com. I've started a new link party to replace Traffic Jam Weekend called Crafty Creators, and I'd love to have you share there as well. It's open from Thursdays through Mondays.
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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    1. Thanks, Niki. I'm on my way to your new party!

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    2. Dropping by again to thank you for sharing on Crafty Creators!

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    3. I'm always happy to share, Niki!

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    4. I'm featuring your post tomorrow on Crafty Creators! Congrats!

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    5. Thank you so much, Niki. I'm excited to be featured on your first Crafty Creators link party!

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  24. How adorable! I could use a denim pocket or two for my phone and another for eyeglasses! Maybe I won't lose either... plus... cute!

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    1. Thank you. There certainly are lots of ways to use them and there are still more a few more waiting in the wings!

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