Large wood disk
Pair of blue jeans
Pair of boots
Two-liter soda bottles
Dirt, sand, rice, or similar weight
As you shop for things to put in your man cave, you’ll pass by the frilly things, the pretty items, and the womanly decorator pieces. In fact, why not pass on the shopping altogether? There are lots of things that a man can make for his cave and he doesn’t have to consider himself prissy to do it. Make beer bottle candles, beer can silverware holders, and man-theme pillows, without feeling like a typical, crafting woman. And, if you have an old pair of blue jeans, and an old pair of boots, you can make something that a woman would probably pass on, but that a man would love. A blue jean stool has a manly look and can be put together easily.
Cut a pair of blue jeans up to make a small stool that all of your visitors will notice. You’ll need a large wooden disk, such as the type that would be used as the seat on a bar stool. You can purchase the wood piece at a home improvement store or online. The wood doesn’t necessarily have to be really thick; choose a size that is about 15″ wide. That size can vary depending on the size of the jeans.
Cut the legs off of a pair of jeans (size 30, at least). Cut them short if you want a short stool; cut the legs longer for a taller stool. Set the two boots in front of you and loosen the shoestrings. Open the tongue and the foot hole to be as wide as possible. Fill a two-liter bottle with gravel or dirt and slide it into one pant leg. Do the same to the other pant leg. Use hot glue around each boot opening to secure the bottle. Pull the hem of each pant leg down over the top of the boot.
Cut down the sides of the jeans, and up the inseam, and then cut off the rear of the jeans. They will be used to upholster the stool. Glue a piece of foam over the round board so that it’s a half-inch smaller, all the way around, than the board. Lay the butt of the jeans over the stool, trim them to fit (with extra for wrapping around to the back), flip it upside-down, and staple the jeans to the stool. To finish – and this is optional – put gimp tacks (decorative tacks) around the edges of the board.
If more bottles are needed to hold the pant legs, add them, and then attach the stool to the legs. Glue the pant leg around the last bottle, and leave the bottles exposed at the opening of each leg. Use industrial-type adhesive to glue the seat to the legs. Although the stool won’t hold a lot of weight it can be used as an end table, as a plant stand, or as a night stand.