Denim Art Can


This Denim Art Can from Amanda Formaro is a great way to upcycle lots of things around your house.  You can use it to store art supplies, pens and pencils, or even makeup!  The possibilities are endless with this simple and creative upcycling project.

Denim Art Can


  • Large recycled can
  • Recycled denim blue jeans with seam
  • Patterned fabric scraps
  • Colored denim scraps*
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

*Note: Color denim with clothing dye or paint with fabric paint.

  1. Cut enough denim to go around the can, positioning the seam at the top of the can. Hot glue the denim to the can and trim excess.

    denim art can
  2. Cut the letters A R T from patterned fabrics. Hot glue the letters to colored denim. Trim around the letters so that each letter has a denim border.

    denim art can
  3. Glue the letters to the denim covered can, overlapping each letter.

    denim art can

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