It was in the 90s that Reiner Pilz, an engineer by training, developed the concept of Upcycling . An increasingly popular term and practice, theUpcycling consists of recovering materials or finished products that are no longer used and reusing them for new use. But not just any! The goal is to enhance these objects, give them a new life, much more beautiful. In other words: we recycle and we recycle well !
At BeautyMix, we start from the principle that everything can be reused and that it is possible to do beautiful things with just a few accessories. Upcycling is also part of this incredible universe that is Do It Yourself because there are a thousand and one ways to express your creativity and build something cool with recycled products.
Une activité ludique qui plaira aussi aux enfants ! Alors pourquoi ne pas leur proposer de s'atteler à cette chouette activité avec vous ? En période de vacances, c'est la meilleure occasion pour prévoir un programme spécial Upcycling. Alors dans cet article dédié à l'Upcycling, nous avons décidé de vous livrer trois idées à réaliser avec vos containers vides BeautyMix. C'est parti !
Upcycling 1: Make your soap dish with our bamboo stoppers
The containers of our ingredients consist of glass bottle and bamboo stoppers. Once finished, do not throw them away and remember to reuse them!
You don't need to be equipped with a lot of equipment for this Upcycling. You just need to have:
A glue gun
Let's go ! Step number one is only to separate your caps from the vial.
Step two : take your glue gun or a rather strong glue (which you can get in supermarkets).
Step three : create a dot of glue on one end of the cork and repeat this operation for each of them.
Step four : glue the caps together.
Step five : well no, no step five because that's it your soap dish is ready to use! In just five minutes you have a superb soap dish for your bathroom :)
Upcycling 2: Reuse your ingredient bottles to make new containers for your recipes
Are your glass bottles finished? No worries, we know what to do with it! You can completely reuse them to pour in your new preparations of receipts. Who said giving empty containers a second quickly was complicated?
For this upcycling, you will only need:
Pumps (sold individually on our Online Store)
Let's get started! Step number one here is to prepare your empty vials and the number of pumps you want.
Step two : remove the labels from your finished products.
Step three : put your bottles in boiling water to eliminate any bacteria that may have entered.
Step four : let your bottles dry and then wipe them with a cloth soaked in 70-degree alcohol.
Step five : pour your recipe into your clean bottle and close it with your pump.
Avec ça, on évite de jeter ces contenants vides et on décline leur utilisation à l'infini en créant des recettes pour toute la famille !
Upcycling 3: Reuse your empty bottles as a vase for your dried flowers
For this last tip , we suggest you use your empty glass bottles as a container or vase for your flowers. Leave them as they are or customize your bottle so that it fits perfectly into your decoration.
You will therefore only need two elements:
Some flowers (here dried)
Are you ready ? Step number one is to create a small bouquet of the flowers of your choice and surround them with a linen cord if you wish.
Step two : remove the label from your finished product.
Step three : put your bottle in boiling water to eliminate any bacteria that may have entered it.
Step four : let your bottle dry and then wipe it off with a cloth soaked in 70-degree alcohol.
Step five : fill your bottle with water (if it is fresh flowers).
Step six : put your bouquet of flowers inside.
In just a few steps you have a new pretty little decoration !
We hope that these few Upcycling tips have made you want to reproduce them or imagine many more! Do not hesitate to share your achievements with us, we would be happy to watch them.
En attendant, mesurez-vous l'importance d'effectuer des activités créatives comme l'Upcycling ? On vous explique tout dans notre précédent article juste here !