Cunning Tetra Pak reuse idea

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Mrs Green has a creative moment with her Tetra Pak carton

Mrs Green has a creative moment with her Tetra Pak carton

As you know by now, I was at the back of the queue when the artistic gene was given out.

For too long I have lamented about not being able to knit my own yogurt, paint much more than a stick man or even repair a seam.

But this week I surpassed myself.

Little Miss Green’s wide brown eyes said it all.

“Did you make this?” she asked, hands fondling her new gift “It’s fantabulous”

How chuffed was I?

At eight years old, Little Miss green sits me at the table with a piece of paper and some crayons and says “Come on Mummy, I’m going to help you learn how to draw fairies” and off we go into the land of art where she streaks off ahead and I limp behind with squiggles on the page that resemble, well, nothing very fairy like that’s for sure.

But this week, dear readers, I have offically entered the realms of upcycling (I thought it was some form of aerobic exercise where you lie on your back and wave your legs in the air), repurposing, reuse or recycling – I’m not sure which of those 4 it is because I’m stumped if I know the difference anymore.

Anyway, be prepared to be amazed, shocked, speechless and wowed at my Tetra Pak creation:

Little Miss Green cannot believe her eyes

Little Miss Green cannot believe her eyes

Just look at the attention to detail:

A place for a card and some money

A place for a card and some money

It’s none other than a Tetra Pak wallet and it’s the perfect size for Little miss green to keep her library card and a few spare pennies for late fines in!

If you are utterly amazed by my genius and want to make one yourself, here are the instructions I used from bicycology.

What about you – what repurposed masterpiece have you created that you are most proud of?


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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. LOL well done Mrs G….I can see what Christmas presents you’ve now got up your sleeve 😀

  2. russell says:

    Excellent!! So simple and effective and a great use of a tetrapak carton. I wish our son was a little older so I can make him one!

  3. sandy says:

    well done Mrs G, I have just made a shopping bag out of an old dress, and very pleased I am too.

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Thanks everyone! It’s still going strong, I’m pleased to say 😀
    Sandy, now that sounds extremely creative; well done you! I would love to see a before and after pic if you have any?

  5. Sooz says:

    Thats genius! 😀

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