I had possted a reply to "jaciqlznok" about things to do with denim.
I thought that maybe others might be interested in this technique also so I am posting it with "how to".
First, do not use the stretch type denim, for some reason the results are not good.
The items when dry are so very light weight that you will be most surprised.
With the finished items glue a pin on back so you can wear it or add a loop on the top and add a ribbon to hand, or glue a strip of magnet on back for a refridgerator decoation. Glue one on a piece of card stock and make your own special occassion card. Lots of cute cookie cuttes available for Easter!
If you don't have any denim and your hubby refusses to surrender his....take some of your junk mail, and do the same thing.
Picture #1 Chop denim in small pieces.
#2 place in a blender about one half (½) cup full and add about 3 cups water. The denim will absorb the water.
#3 after blending for about 30 seconds or so, depending on the speed setting you use the denim will look like yuck.
#4 press this 'yuck' stuff into a cookie cutter. When putting it into the cookie cutter it will be watery so be sure to have a plate or something to catch the drippings. Press into the cutter form to remove as much water as possible. It will be very heavy at this point because of the water.
#5 air dry on a wire rack. It may take a few days. Using a paper towel will cause a little longer drying time. Temperature in your house will contribute also. If you set you over to a low heat do that also, just watch it.
#6 dried. Once dried the items will be so lightweight and the color will be lighter. Use clear lacquar spray if desired, it will help preserve it and will also darken the color some what.
cut up denim
put into blender
looks like yuck
press into cookie cutter