Tidying up and sorting out has become one of my favorite activities during the last months. I usually find quite some inspiration for DIYs in my old stuff. After all, not everything you don’t need in your life anymore is completely worthless – oftentimes these seemingly useless things make the perfect foundation for something new. That’s why I want to introduce you to some great upcycling ideas I found during my research. Maybe you like them too?
You know how much I love a good upcycling DIY. Maybe you remember this cushion I made from an old shirt, this wrap blouse or the bralette I made from an old pair of yoga pants? Last summer I had an idea while thrift shopping: Why not make yarn from used clothing? A little Google research later I figured that my idea wasn’t that new and that some people had already tried out similar projects.
On the hunt for the perfect timeless wardrobe there’s one buzzword that you just can’t ignore: minimalism. This doesn’t only concern the amount of clothing you own but their style as well – think colors, patterns and cuts. Minimalist designs are real evergreens and promise to last you longer as they won’t be out of fashion as quick. But where to shop best for your minimalist wardrobe – and then the fair and sustainable way? I’ve collected some tips for you…
Christmas is coming to town and it’s time to think about cool ways to wrap your gifts this year. I recommend choosing reusable gift wraps – what else? 😉 – like this newspaper option I introduced you to last year. This time I’m taking my efforts one step further and introduce you to two ways to make amazing gift wraps from fabric.
I’ll show you how to wrap your presents with the Japanese furoshiki technique as well as how to make a beautiful gift ribbon from fabric. Both of these ideas are reusable (yay!) and will probably be even welcomed guests next holiday season – or on the next birthday table 😉
You can use fabric leftovers for both ideas or old pieces of clothing you don’t want to wear anymore. Napkins and kitchen towels are great as well for the furoshiki technique! But be aware: Presentees might insist on keeping these beautiful gift wraps for themselves 😉