CALLING ALL DESIGNERS & CRAFTY DENIM DIY-ERS!

You and your favorite pair of jeans have had some swingin’ times together, but there’s a fine line between casually distressed and wardrobe malfunction. There are many ways you can salvage your skinnies, however, and reincarnating them into a new fashion-forward garment or accessory can offer them a second lease of life. To kick off Gap’s nationwide denim drive, we’ve partnered with the Gap 1969 Stream to ferret out the most creative denim reinventions on the planet. If you’ve wrangled an old pair of jeans into a dress, a piece of jewelry, or a conversation-starting handbag, send us photos by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 20, 2010 for a chance to be featured on Ecouterre, Inhabitat, and the Gap 1969 Stream. Plus, a $200 Gap gift certificate could be yours!

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Photo by Ellen M. Reed Photography