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How To Upcycle Jeans into Star Bean Bags

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Turn those old jeans into fun beanbags - perfect for getting together in the backyard with a sweet ice cream treat! Check out this sponsored post for a free jeans upcycling pattern and tutorial. #ad #sweetertogether #collectivebias

Turn those old jeans into fun beanbags - perfect for getting together in the backyard with a sweet ice cream treat! Check out this sponsored post for a free jeans upcycling pattern and tutorial. #ad #creativebias #sweetertogether

After three years of being a stay at home mom with my son, my pants have seen better days. Instead of trashing them, I’m sharing a simple tutorial for upcycling jeans into star-shaped beanbags. Backyard games are a fun summer tradition, and what better way to play than with a sweet treat in hand! We love ice cream, so this might be my favorite sponsored post ever, being able to buy EDY’S® Ice Cream as a business expense.

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ice cream shot

Ice cream cones are perfect for holding in one hand while you play with the other – we teased my son that my husband was going to eat both the cones himself!

togetherness

How cute are they! At 3.5, he is finally getting into games and has the patience to take turns, etc. Even though we spend lots of time hiking, swimming, and exploring; some of our best summer memories are being made in the backyard. With games like this, even his younger sister can join in, keeping us all together and having fun.

stars

The star shapes initially came to mind because I’m planning our 4th of July festivities, but it turns out they are easy to hold and throw, too.

beanbag game

We made an impromptu target, with a few hula hoops and a bowl. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun, just a couple hours and add ice cream!

edys ice cream

EDY’S has a few new flavors, featuring beloved candy bits. I got to try the Nestlé Butterfinger® Peanut Butter Cups and Baby Ruth® kinds – I happily shared them with my kids because they’re made with rBST-free (a milk production hormone) milk and free from artificial coloring.

butterfinger peanut butter cups ice cream

I am not a food photographer, clearly, but you can see at least the flavors that went into the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup flavor. Yum!

ice cream and bags

If you’d like to try the new flavors, Walmart is running free demos this month – see if there are any in your area!

upcycled toy from jeans

Ready to make some stars? You could also toss these into a basket, stack them, chuck them in a game of dodge-bag, the possibilities are endless!

Supplies

Steps

step 1

1 Use the star pattern and cut out 2 stars per beanbag.

step 2

2 Pin or clip two stars wrong sides together and sew around the edges with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving a small gap opening.

step 3

3 Use a rolled up piece of paper or small funnel in the small opening, and fill with poly pellets. These are machine washable, so when the beanbags get dirty just toss them in the wash!

step 4

4 Sew back over the opening, gently keeping the pellets out of the way.

step 5

5 Use pinking shears to trim all the edges – this will keep them from fraying terribly. You’re done! Repeat steps 1-5 for each beanbag.

Now that you have the beanbags made, shop for some ice cream;

in store

You can see where they are in the Walmart shelves above – if you’d like to keep up with EDY’S, you can find them in the following spots:

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