We all know that empty juice or milk cartons are part of the yellow recycling bin, and that's the way it is. But today we ask ourselves what else we can use the tetra pack for. Enclosed we offer 22 upcycling ideas and ecological inspirations for the home and also for the garden. Children's toys, decoration and accessories would also be well made from the durable material mix. Have fun browsing our ideas and pictures!
- 1 1.Keimstation
- 2 2nd flower vase
- 3 3. Braid bicycle basket
- 4 4. DIY lamp
- 5 5. Make purse yourself
- 6 6. Organizer
- 7 7. Create order in the craft room
- 8 8. Carrying case / ladies bag / Cluch
- 9 9. Pen mug
- 10 10. Make garden decoration yourself
- 11 11. Make toys with the children
- 12 12. Special clothes
- 13 13. Charging station
- 14 14. Garden lighting lantern
- 15 15. Wind lights
- 16 16. Easter decoration
- 17 17. Make the bird feeder house yourself
- 18 18. Make jewelry stand yourself
- 19 19. Pens / Brushes / Tool Case
- 20 20. Create whole mini cities
- 21 21. Tinker Camera
Warm, moist and protected from light are the best conditions that accelerate the germination process.
Familiarize children with the natural processes
2nd flower vase
From Tetrapack you can make the perfect flower vase yourself and inexpensively. Unlike other vases, you can bend them as you like and maybe even put them somewhere else or hang them up.
3. Braid bicycle basket
If you do not really dare to braid a completely new basket for your bike, you could stick the old with pre-cut strip of tetra pack and thus aufpimpen in the summer.
4. DIY lamp
In a previous article, we reported extensively on sustainable cardboard lamps. Now, we take another step towards DIY ideas and offer direct instructions on how to make a working Tetrapack lamp.
DIY lamp step by step
5. Make purse yourself
Even if you can now buy the most impossible things, always self-made is considered the best. Tailor your wallet to your personal needs.
Simple instructions on how to make a purse yourself
Make purse yourself - variant 2
The order in the workplace is important, but also very individual. With the empty Tetrapack boxes, you can make your own order more interesting, to get even more excited about the work.
7. Create order in the craft room
We solve this difficult task with simple techniques and create the dreamed order in the workshop or in the studio. Simply cut the milk cartons through the middle and distribute the craft materials.
8. Carrying case / ladies bag / Cluch
The design possibilities of the bags seem to be unlimited, just like the need for bags. Creative and inspirational ideas of what a chic upcycling bag could look like and a shop recommendation where real designers were at work.
9. Pen mug
Over time, enough pens accumulate, which can be perfectly organized with the help of the well-known Tetrapacks.
For the ornaments you can use various design techniques, which are among others also on our website to find numerous.
10. Make garden decoration yourself
The practical shape of the milk packaging makes it a popular crafting material, especially when it comes to creative garden design.
11. Make toys with the children
If you like to tinker with your children, you will welcome this idea warmly.
12. Special clothes
Even though the production of Tetrapack clothing is still in its infancy, it is always good to know that the world is considering more and more alternatives for a better future or that it already has them ready.
13. Charging station
How many times has it been experienced that the socket is mounted too high on the wall and if you do not have a shelf, the phone will hang in the air.
14. Garden lighting lantern
Strangely, no garden design can seem too over the top. Try it in the garden if you are unsure and unpack the dusty fairy lights out of the basement.
15. Wind lights
Simply paint the box or make it pretty, leave an opening and help with tealights
16. Easter decoration
The milk packages are simultaneously containers that are helpful in many situations
17. Make the bird feeder house yourself
Make funny and strange monsters from milk cartons that refresh and enrich your garden design
18. Make jewelry stand yourself
Cut the milk carton, set it up and creatively design it
19. Pens / Brushes / Tool Case
Simply stick the packaging apart, cut with carpet knife slots where the pins go and fasten with a lace
20. Create whole mini cities
Once you start upcycling tetrapacks, maybe even fortunately there will be no end to the employment
Idea and pictures by Toya
21. Tinker Camera
It is claimed that photography is one of the most expensive hobbies in the world ... but not if your camera is built from Tetrapack.
In the following tutorial you can participate in detail in the development process
Enjoy magical moments with home-made lanterns