A use for old blue jeans

I am currently reading Matt Kenney’s “52 boxes in 52 weeks” (which I highly recommend if you have a box fetish like I do). One of his suggestions for finishing boxes is to line the inner bottom with fabric, it gives a nice bit of color when the box is opened. I immediately thought about ordering some fabric, when it hit me: I have a couple pairs of pants I have outgrown (thank you lockdown) and denim is fun to print on.

So after a bit of experimentation…

The boxes themselves are off the CNC, but the top of the blue one is lasered and dyed.

Anyway… blue jeans cool!

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nice. what did you use to dye them?

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Awesome project

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The blue top was done with a diluted FolkArt Ultra Dye. I need to do a sanding sealer next time. The white streaks are from the grain of the wood.

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Would sanding sealer prevent the streaks?

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That’s my thinking. It should make things absorb evenly.

Great use for blue jeans.

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Very resourceful, great idea!

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Inspirational for sure! Nice project! Where are the other 51 boxes?

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Very nice!

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Hey that’s a great idea.

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So nice! My husband asked me to line a project I recently made for him. I may have some jeans now that don’t fit due to sitting around the last few months :wink:

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The Covid 19 refers to the amount of weight we can all expect to put on during this mess. :slight_smile:

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I’m also a fan of Matt’s book… (And Matt’s snarky attitude in general, but that’s another topic)

These are great, love the adaptation of jeans for these boxes!

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