21 upcycling ideas on what to do with empty Tetrapack

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.Keimstation

Warm, moist and protected from light are the best conditions that accelerate the germination process.

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Familiarize children with the natural processes

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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.

upcycling ideas recycling tinkering tetrapack flower3. 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.

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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.

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DIY lamp step by step

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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.

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Simple instructions on how to make a purse yourself

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Make purse yourself - variant 2

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6. Organizer

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.

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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.

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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.

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9. Pen mug

Over time, enough pens accumulate, which can be perfectly organized with the help of the well-known Tetrapacks.

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For the ornaments you can use various design techniques, which are among others also on our website to find numerous.

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 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.

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11. Make toys with the children

If you like to tinker with your children, you will welcome this idea warmly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15. Wind lights 

Simply paint the box or make it pretty, leave an opening and help with tealights

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16. Easter decoration

The milk packages are simultaneously containers that are helpful in many situations

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17. Make the bird feeder house yourself

Make funny and strange monsters from milk cartons that refresh and enrich your garden design

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18. Make jewelry stand yourself

Cut the milk carton, set it up and creatively design it
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19. Pens / Brushes / Tool Case

Simply stick the packaging apart, cut with carpet knife slots where the pins go and fasten with a lace

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Once you start upcycling tetrapacks, maybe even fortunately there will be no end to the employment

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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.

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In the following tutorial you can participate in detail in the development process

Enjoy magical moments with home-made lanterns 

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