I’m out of deodorant. Does the box go into the trash?
Of course not! The Biork deodorant is absolutely plastic-free but nevertheless: Upcycling and recycling are good for the environment and your wallet. The less waste, the better! If you're looking to give a second life to your cork container, here are some creative ideas for you how to use your empty high-quality Biork cork boxes.
1. As a stylish container for small items
Everywhere you go, you have small objects that you can’t keep properly: Earrings and costume jewellery, paper clips or even screws, shelf pins and small screwdrivers from building that bookshelf the other day. When you need them, you often have to look all over the place for them. In the Biork box – which can also be labelled with normal pens – they are safely stored!
It is also particularly practical for SD or SIM cards and small USB sticks.
2. As a clever helper in the car
Who hasn’t gone through that before: you are sitting in your car and suddenly you need money, for example for parking or tolls. The bustle already starts in your wallet or trouser pocket. A coin cup in a car would be very practical if only those coins wouldn’t rattle all the time … The cork box is just right. It fits into the cup holder, does not slip and another advantage: cork is sound-absorbing. Children can also be happy about a cork box in the car, for example for wax crayons or small treasures.
3. As play box and dice cup
The cork box fits into any travel bag and it holds marbles, game pieces, puzzle pieces or dices. When playing, you also have a dice cup with you: very practical!
4. For plants and flowers
If you want to create something completely new with the cork box, you can use it for planting: in spring for growing or all year round as a plant pot. Cork is particularly suitable for cacti and succulents, but other plants feel at home here, too. Creative people can also decorate their plant pots with Washitape, string or coloured yarn. Or even attach a strong magnet to it so that it can be attached to the refrigerator or a magnetic board.
5. Infinitely more!
There are still so many ways in which you can use the Biork Cork box: As a sewing kit (with pincushions!) on journeys, as a LED light holder for a romantic dinner atmosphere, as a discreet trash holder on the desk for waste from a pencil sharpener and the like. Craft fans can also make toothpick holders, napkin rings, Easter jewellery or even Saint Martin lanterns from it. Only one question remains unanswered: What do I choose?
We hope you enjoy upcycling! Let us know in the comments if you've found any other creative uses for upcycling your Biork Cork container.
Originally written by Bettina Melchers for Biork Deodorant