28. Nov 2018
by manu

Christmas Tree Decorations

Orangen-Weihnachtsbaum-Schmuck © rethink-recycle.net

Just cut funny forms out of orange peel, poke a hole in it and hang it into the christmas tree! 🙂

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
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 🙂

10. Mar 2018
by manu

Keep your favourite shirts!

Lieblings-T-Shirts © rethink-recycle.net

If your favourite shirts are unwearable because they for example have holes, you can always make cushions of it! 🙂

My first try went pretty well. Repetition guaranteed! 😉

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

14. Nov 2017
by manu

Paper Flooring?

Very cool idea: Selfmade flooring.

It would have been even cooler if they had actually used old paper bags (or something like that – old newspaper..?) instead of buying new paper. None the less: I do like the idea itself! 🙂

→ domesticimperfection.com

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