You Will Need ...
  1. Old Jeans (Make sure they have pockets)

  2. Piece of cardboard

  3. Scissors

  4. Strong Magnets (Refrigerator magnets)

  5. Embellishments

  6. Hot glue gun

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Step 1: 

Cut the pocket out off of your jeans.

Step 2: 

Size your pocket to your cardboard. Trim the pocket along the outside stitch edge.

Step 3: 

Flip over your pocket and place a heavy bead of glue all the way around the three sides of the pocket. . You will want to use a good amount all around including the edges.

Step 4: 

Place the cardboard directly over the glue-end and firmly press down. (This way you avoid flipping the pocket and getting burned by hot glue)

Step 5: 

Trim off any excess cardboard.

Step 6: 

Flip over to the cardboard side and glue your sturdy magnets to the back.

Step 7: 

At this point you are all done with a basic pocket. I like the idea of embellishing a little and adding some personality to mine. Use anything you'd like - fabric paint, beads, stickers, jewels, etc.

Step 8: 

All done!

Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 5 children

This craft can go in so many different directions. You can use the magnets for use with a metal locker, or simply glue directly to the inside of a folder to hold your pens. Another great trick is to use old overalls and make a hanging locker pocket, or use a belt loop to create a hanger. Add straps to create a purse. Let your imagination and recycling run wild on this one :)

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