12 Ways to Upcycle your Jeans... #diy #repurpose Cut them off into jean shorts (when jean shorts are in fashion) or toss them in the trash? Believe it or not, you have way more than these two options when it comes to upcycling old jeans! These 12 denim DIY home decor ideas make me want to re-do my whole world (forever) in blue jeans! 1. Stitch, hot-glue, or stitch-witch jean pockets to a rectangular piece of denim and hang it from a dowel over your desk.