2. Nov 2018
by manu

The European Week For Waste Reduction

Europäische Woche der Abfallvermeidung © wochederabfallvermeidung.de

From 17th to 25th of November 2018 The European Week For Waste Reduction takes place again!

Thousands of actions are organized all around Europe.
The thematic focus in 2018 is:
Hazardous Waste Prevention: Time to Detox!

Till the 4th of November you have the opportunity to register an action.
→ ewwr.eu (english)

First published: 21. November 2015
9. Oct 2018
by manu

Branch Hangers

Branch Hangers © recyclelovers.com

You have to cut back your trees in your garden this winter?

How could you use the branches better than by upcycling them?? 🙂

How about some new branch hangers for your clothes?

→ recyclelovers.com (this site unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore)

First published: 9. März 2015
21. May 2018
by manu

Make your own ice cream

Eis selbermachen © rethink-recycle.net

When you make your own ice cream you not only know what’s in it and can switch ingredients to your liking, you can also reduce the amount of plastic packaging a lot!

Here is the recipe for my favourite ice cream!
(5 minutes of work // 2+ hours of freezing)

2 (ripe) Bananas
125ml Yoghurt(also nut milk or similar)
2 EL Cocoa powder
1/2 msp. Vanilla extract
Sugar, Peanut butter and Salt as you like

Thank you to Maike, Sabrina, Boray, Tanja and Boris for this wonderful birthday present!! 🙂

 

First published: June 1st, 2017
20. Mar 2018
by manu

The Book of Idle Pleasures

Das Buch der 100 Vergnügungen © rethink-recycle.net

Book Tipp:
“The Book of Idle Pleasures”
by Dan Kieran & Tom Hodgkinson

At its best, the book has a delightful tone of foppish grandeur, achieving without much fuss a kind of phenomenological intensity in entries such as “Walking Back Home Drunk” or “Poking the Fire”. Remember, too, that most things are improved with “a cup of smouldering tea”, on which note I must leave you, as the kettle has just boiled.
Review: The Guardian

A wonderful book that shows you all the small and (mostly) free things in life, which help you to slow down and appreciate life. You can’t buy happiness…

17. Mar 2018
by manu

Easter baskets made from paper pulp

In two weeks it’s already easter again!

And it’s this easy to create little easter baskets from old egg-boxes:

  1. Tear the egg containers apart and let them soak in water over night.
  2. On the next day shred the material further with a hand blender.
  3. Squeeze the unnecessary water out.
  4. Shape the paper pulp to your wishes (i.e. press it in a small bowl).
  5. Finally let it dry for at least 24 hours.
  6. Decorate 🙂

23. Jan 2018
by manu

Reusable calendar made with paint chips

Wiederverwendbarer Kalender aus Farbkarten © modage.de

You have some paint chips left and an old frame in the attic?
Than you are lucky because you can easily construct yourself a reusable calendar or timetable.

As an alternative to paint chips you can also use scraps of paper or fabric!

You can find a step-by-step-tutorial here
→ modage – where modern meets vintage

 

Did you know…

…that you can reuse old wall calendars every 28 years?
→ Happy Old Year! 😉

16. Nov 2017
by manu

Merry Minion Christmas

© Vivien Br

Ob wir es wollen oder nicht: Bald ist schon wieder Adventskalender-Zeit!

Für diejenigen unter euch, die Kinder haben (oder noch Kinder sind 😉 ) und daher nicht um Ü-Eier drumherum kommen, hier ein paar Minion-Adventskalender-Tutorials. So könnt ihr zumindest die gelben Plastik-Hüllsen noch weiterverwenden.

Verschiedene YouTube-Tutorials

→ von Vivien Br mit Maxi-Kinder-Überraschung
→ von Evas Backparty
→ von DIY Inspiration – kreative Ideen zum Selbermachen
→ von Gamze & more