If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen how I come up with fun DIY envelopes to spruce up snail mail. While they are not as fancy as back in my teenage days it is still a lot of fun to see what I can come up with. Finding a fancy envelope in the mail box always makes me smile. I love the anticipation until I finally get to open it and read the careful written words from loved one. And it so much fun spreading the cheer to other mail boxes.➢ KEEP ON READING
I have an ongoing mini-series where I share quick and easy DIY tips with materials you most likely have at home. I call them Recycle Quick Tip and today I want to share how to make DIY gift tags and mini-garlands from packaging material.
What material to use for DIY gift tags and mini-garlands
Well you can basically use everything you can find. The material should be a bit more sturdy than a magazine page. I often use paper packaging from:➢ KEEP ON ReadING
Do you like coffee in the morning? I certainly do. If you are a coffee lover you will love this homemade coffee cinnamon scrub. It’s like having coffee under the shower. And lets be honest that’s one invention we could use…
Besides tasting amazing coffee is also said to have a few benefits when it comes to beauty and skin care. Studies by a new Danish biorefinary have shown, that only 1% of coffees bioactive compounds of coffee have been taking advantage of when brewing it. Meaning the caffein is diluted but the rest is just going to waste. Seriously what a waste? They re-purpose the left over coffee grounds so they can be used in cosmetic products and the food industry. So interesting.➢ KEEP ON READING
My favorite season is slowly but steadily coming closer and today I want to share a quick and easy tutorial with you. It’s a Scented Wall Hanging made of orange peel. Because now is the time to eat lots of vitamins and so we’ve got peels to recycle. And it is a good way to slowly start decoration for Advent without overdoing it.
All you need for this craft idea is some oranges or mandarines, a cookie cutter of your preference and some yarn.➢ KEEP ON READING
I just realized it’s been ages since my last recycle quick tip.
Last year I was lucky to win one of Annette’s calendars. Well 2016 is over and I really thought the calendar was too cute to just hand it over to the trash bin. So: What to do with old calendars? I asked myself.
Why not make postcards…
Well the how to is too easy but still here it is:
- find an old postcard for measurements
- get out a craft knife and cutting mat
- Figure out what part of the calendar you want to use
- cut away
- draw the backside – remember to meet legal requirements, you don’t want your card to be returned to you.
Here you find German requirements.
- write postcard and make someone happy
Well that’s what I did with my calendar. I also have a couple nice photo calendars which will be put into frames.
What your you doing with old calendars? Let me know in the comments.