Make it yourself - Jean Bags

Okay, because I am such a good wife, I am going to totally give credit to the Hubs for this idea!

As you know by now we camp a lot. Even though we have a travel trailer, we still are major "cook outside over a fire" kind of people. One of the things we use is a tripod with a hanging grill for cooking.

When we are ready to leave the campground, we break down the metal tripod and it gets put into our trailer. We have use old sheets/towels/blankets to kind of wrap it up in because otherwise everything around it is going to get ashes and soot all over it.

After doing this for the bazillionth time, Troy turned to me and said, "You know those old jeans that you can't fix any more? How about if we cut them apart and make a simple carrying bag for this tripod?"

I started looking around our campground site and looking at the things we were packing up. DUH! I could use several bags like that! There are numerous things that you use in camping that get grimey or sooty. Like the grate we also use for cooking over the fire or the little propane cooking stove. It would save the wear and tear of things getting knocked into each other and all the mess they can create!

Geez, don't ya just love those "Duh" moments?

The legs of jeans work perfect for different sized poles that come with camping gear. Or smaller bags out of the legs for different stakes.

Looks like I am going to be keeping my eye out for super cheap jeans at yard/garage sales and thrift stores!

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  1. Great idea - our GW has a sale every once in a while for 99 cent jeans - keep your eyes out for those deals !

  2. That really was a great idea! I have seen folks cut jeans into quilt squares and make throws out of them too. Makes me wish that I could sew.

  3. Great idea.

    I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
    Its So Very Cheri

  4. Denim is my favorite material and jeans can be used for anything and everything. I'm impressed that your hubby thought of it. Great way to reuse!

  5. Need a pic!! Although the chances of being going camping are PRETTY slim. I am not a camping girl. At all. But I am always interested in other people's craftiness.

  6. Diann, that is so smart! Functional, and cute! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville


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