See Mom, hoarding old clothes can come in handy. Exhibit A: these old Gap jeans that have been tucked away. Throw in a cheese grater and you get a great pair of distressed denim. I’m surprised with how easy it actually was – simply grate the heck out of a pair of jeans like you would a block of cheddar for taco night. Not only am I recycling, I can now use the extra money I saved to buy shredded cheese.