We all know that empty juice or milk packaging belongs in the yellow recycling bin, and that is the right thing to do. But today we ask ourselves what else we can use the Tetrapack for. We have attached 22 upcycling ideas and ecological inspirations for the home and also for the garden. Children’s toys, decorations and accessories could also be easily made from the durable mix of materials. Have fun browsing through our ideas and pictures!
1. Germination station
Warm, moist and protected from light are the best conditions to accelerate the germination process.
Familiarize children with natural processes
2. Flower vase
You can make the perfect flower vase yourself and inexpensively from Tetrapack. In contrast to other vases, you can bend them as you like and maybe even put them somewhere else or hang them up.
3. Braid the bicycle basket
If you don’t really dare to weave a completely new basket for your bike, you could cover the old one with strips of Tetrapack cut in advance and pimp it up in summer.
4. DIY lamp
In a previous article, we reported extensively on the sustainable cardboard lamps. Now we are taking another step towards DIY ideas and offer direct instructions on how to make a working lamp out of Tetrapack.
DIY lamp step by step
5. Make wallet yourself
Even if you can now buy the most impossible things, the homemade is always considered the best. Tailor your wallet to suit your personal needs.
Simple instructions on how to make a wallet yourself
Make wallet yourself – variant 2
Order in the workplace is important, but also very individual. With the empty Tetrapack boxes you can make your own organization more interesting so that you get even more excited about your work.
7. Create order in the craft room
We solve this difficult task with simple techniques and create the dream order in the workshop or studio. Simply cut the milk cartons through the middle and distribute the handicraft materials.
8. Tote bag / ladies bag / cluch
The design options for bags seem unlimited, as does the need for bags. Creative and inspirational ideas, like a chic one Upcycling bag and a shop recommendation where real designers were at work.
9. Pen cup
Over time, enough pens accumulate that can be perfectly organized with the help of the well-known tetra packs.
You can use various design techniques for the decorations, many of which can also be found on our website.
10. Make garden decorations yourself
The practical shape of the milk packaging makes it a popular handicraft material, especially when it comes to creative garden design.
11. Make toys with the children
If you like to do handicrafts with your children, you will warmly welcome this idea.
12. Special clothing
Even if the production of clothing from Tetrapack 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 is already offering them.
13. Charging station
How often have you found that the socket is too high up on the wall and if you don’t have a shelf, the phone gets stuck in the air.
14. Garden lighting lantern
Oddly enough, no garden design can seem too over the top. Try it out in the garden if you are unsure and grab the dusty fairy lights from the basement again.
Simply color the cardboard or design it nicely, leave an opening free and help out with tea lights
16. Easter decoration
The milk packs are also containers that are helpful in many situations
17. Make bird feeder yourself
Make funny and strange monsters out of milk carton that will refresh and enrich your garden design
18. Make your own jewelry stand
Cut through the milk carton, set it up and design it creatively
19. Pencils / brushes / tool case
Simply stick the packaging apart, cut slits with a box knife where the pins go and fasten with a cord
20. Create whole mini cities
Fortunately, once you start upcycling tetra packs, your job may never end
Idea and pictures by Toya
21. Make a camera
It is said that photography is one of the most expensive hobbies in the world … but not if your camera is made of Tetrapack.
In the following tutorial you can take part in the creation process in detail
Enjoy magical moments with homemade lanterns