23. Apr 2020

Camera strap made from old shoulder bag

Kamera-Gurt aus alter Umhängetasche © rethink-recycle.net

Some time ago I sorted out an old shoulder bag, whose leatherette has already come off in several places. Since not all parts of the bag were unusable, I cut off zippers, buttons, inner fabric and straps and stored them for possible future sewing projects.

Now I have used the strap of the bag and the recently woven kumihimo ribbons to make a new camera strap.

I think I’ve done well.. 🙂

28. Mar 2020

Easter baskets made from paper pulp

Pappmache Osternest mit Stroh © rethink-recycle.net

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 🙂