Blue Jean Planters

lonepinebisonApril 11, 2003

Hi. I have some questions for those who have made the Blue Jean Planters. I am working on some, and i'm using a Polyacrylic finish for them. After 5 coats of Polyacrylic on them, they are still very flexible& bendable, but retain their shape yes.

What have you used on your blue jean planters for the finish?

I am using a satin Polyacrylic because i don't want high gloss finish.

I was under the impression that by using the Polyacrylic they would be "rock hard", and not flexible.

Any advice or suggestions??

Thanks!

LonePineBison

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cabin463(Z9 fl)

THIS IS WHAT I DID. STARTED OFF AT WITH SUPPLIES:
SNEAKERS AND OVERALLS.
1 GALLON OF ELMER'S GLUE
PVC PIPE (1 1/2" X 2' TALL)
MOTAR/CEMENT (W/O ROCKS)
AMERICAN ACCENT ANTIQUE COPPER PAINT KIT (OPTIONAL)
INDOOR/OUTDOOR URETHANE
A FIVE GALLON BUCKET

DAY 1:I CUT TWO PIECES OF 1 1/2" PVC ABOUT 2' TALL. THEN MIXED UP SOME CONCRETE/MOTAR (W/O ROCKS), I THEN SHOVED THE CONCRETE INTO THE SNEAKERS, THEN PLACED ONE PVC PIPE IN EACH SNEAKER AND FILL PIPE WITH CONCRETE ALSO (THIS GIVES MY OVERALLS A NICE WEIGHTED BASE)

DAY 2:I POURED SOME GLUE (ABOUT HALF OF THE 1 GALLON) INTO BY 5 GALLON BUCKET. TURNED OVERALL INSIDE OUT, PLACE IN BUCKET AND SMUSHED GLUE INTO JEANS, THEN TURNED JEANS RIGHT SIDE OUT AND DID THE SAME. THIS WAS KINDA MESSY!!
I THEN USED MY HANDS AND KINDA SQUEEZE OUT THE EXCESS GLUE. I USED MY 8' LADDER WITH A DOWEL TO SUPPORT MY OVERALS AT THIS STAGE. I PLACE A PVC PIPE OVER MY DOWEL TO KEEP THE OVERALLS FROM DRYING WITH A TIGHT BEND IN THE TOP. I THEN PLACE MY SNEAKERS UNDERNEATH THE OVERALL. I USED A PAINTBRUSH TO SPREAD GLUE OVER THE SNEAKERS, I THEN USED MY STAPLE GUN TO STAPLE THE OVERALLS INTO THE SNEAKER (ABOUT FOUR STAPLES INTO THE BACK OF EACH SHOE)

LET THE OVERALL DRY (SEVERAL DAYS)

I THEN USED A PIECE OF 2" PVC AS A FUNNEL AND POURED SOME MORE CONCRETE DOWN EACH LEG OF THE PANTS (ABOUT 6" DEEP). THE PAIR I SAW FROM "MY TROUSER" COMPANY HAD DONE THIS, AND I FIGURE THIS WOULD HELP THE SNEAKER AND JEANS HOLD TOGETHER.

MY FIRST PAIR I JUST GAVE TWO LIGHT COATS OF URETHANE.

MY SECOND PAIR I BOUGHT THIS COPPER ANTIQUE KIT FROM HOME DEPOT. IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. I THEN FINISHED UP WITH TWO LIGHT COATS OF EUROTHANE.

I A HAVE COULPLE OF PICTURES THAT I CAN EMAIL YOU IF YOU LIKE.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2003 at 7:05PM
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designsbylisa(zone 8)

Will you post your pictures? I would love to see them, or you can e-mail me, too. Thanks! I have the supplies and would like to do this project. It sounds really cute.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2003 at 11:41PM
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lonepinebison

Thank you cabin463 !!! If you could email me the pics that would be great! tantrum107@msn.com

appreciate it!
have a great day!
LonePineBison

    Bookmark   April 15, 2003 at 8:28AM
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judyswont(5a)

I would love to see the pictures also. My email is jlshaw@sympatico.ca. I haven't heard of this before but is sure does sound interesting!! Thanks.
Judy

    Bookmark   April 23, 2003 at 7:55PM
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auditeez(z3/4MBCAN)

I would love to see the pictures also. Thanks. Audrey

    Bookmark   April 28, 2003 at 6:44PM
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normal(z8SA Tx)

I would also love to see your pictures. Thanks Norma

    Bookmark   May 7, 2003 at 9:56PM
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TracyT(85541)

I know your last post was long time ago but I am a Girl Scout Leader who would like to make the Blue Jean Planters with my troop and I can not find adequate instructions. Could someone please help me here? We would really appreciate it.
Thanks to all!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2004 at 1:12AM
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handsdirty(z5 OH)

I know this was posted last year but I would like information and pictures also if available. I would also like any information on what to use on an old pair of overalls. Would like to pose it like it's working in the garden. Can I use the same method as the planter? Any advise or suggestions?
Thanks!!!
Dirtyhands

    Bookmark   February 8, 2004 at 11:18AM
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blumin(z5Canada)

Hi Ladies: I was just browsing and noticed this thread.
I have made one of these planters.

I stuffed the legs of mine with plastic shopping bags until they were full and tight. Then I used "Plaids" Stiffy Fabric Stiffener. It is easy to use and waterbased.
I used sponge brushes to apply. I saturated the jeans really well. Let dry and saturated again, and again, and again etc. until I was happy with them. I decided on putting it outside so I sealed it with "Americana" acrylic sealer/finish.
I have linked it to my crafts alblum...I don't know how to post just one picture.
Have fun!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: blue jean planter

    Bookmark   February 21, 2004 at 9:18PM
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clarkie2(z5NY)

Hey ladies, on the blue jean planter, I would love to see a picture of yours cabin463, could you send me a picture I'd love to make one. yclark@hamburg.wnyric.org Also on that one link from "bluim" the page wouldn't open.

thanks,
clarkie2

    Bookmark   April 21, 2004 at 3:14PM
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marjorie320(central ohio)

I would love a picture of your Planters. Thank You

    Bookmark   May 20, 2004 at 12:24PM
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missann67

I WOULD LOVE IT IF cabin463 and also blumin could e-mail me pictures of their blue jean planters along with instructions. I am trying to make my first one.

Thank you,

CrysD@aol.com

    Bookmark   July 24, 2004 at 9:14PM
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gimpytwice(5b ohio)

I would also love to see your pictures ...sharyl

    Bookmark   July 31, 2004 at 10:37PM
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gerdonolson(V0C1R0)

Blumin,the statuary are really neat how did you do that. Please let me know. The blue jean planter i make is with bib coveralls then bronze them.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2005 at 1:10AM
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moonspinnerwa

cabin463 I saw your instructions for the blue jean planter...what a neat idea. Are these toddler's jeans? This is my first time on here and it looks like a neat site. Would you email me the picture @
m o o n s p i n n e r w a @y a h o o

    Bookmark   May 14, 2005 at 7:05PM
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barbara_grow

please e-mail me the pictures of your blue jean planter to jayellturf@shaw.ca
Thank you

    Bookmark   April 11, 2006 at 2:27PM
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jiimni(5Ks)

OK you guys. You got me. Would you please send me a picture of the blue jean planter also. I am new at this part of garden web and I think it is now the best. Wow. Thanks Jimni0214@sbcglobal.net

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 6:49PM
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dbfirewife

If you will e-mail me the pictures I will post them here for you. .Debbie
DBFireWife@aol.com

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 12:18AM
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Rebeccalynn0501_gmail_com

Please email
Me pix of the process of the overall planters please and thank you!!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 9:36PM
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