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10 CREATIVE WAYS TO REUSE PACKAGING

1 // Use a egg carton as storage. We all have little things that tend to get lost in drawers, but it can be hard to find the right solution to fit. I love this simple idea from IKEA; cut an egg tray to fit your drawer and you’ve got a great jewellery organiser for free.

2 // Use a cardboard box as a penholder on your desk. You probably have a lot of cool cardboard boxes in different sizes from different homeware or design items purchased. Instead of throwing these out they can be great to use in the home. On my desk I use the cardboard box that one of my Design Letter mugs came in, it is the perfect size for storing pens but also has the perfect look for any Scandinavian design & typography lover.

3 // Use shoeboxes as storage. I usually don’t even take with me the shoeboxes from the shop, but next time I buy a new pair I will make sure I do so I can make some DIY storage boxes. These ones by Mormorsglamour are so gorgeous, and the idea of adding little leather handles is such a great idea! Keep the boxes as they are if you like the design, or paint them.

4 // Use old jars as plant pots. Small succulents or cactuses are the perfect size for storing in jars. These from Yesterdays Sweetheart are so cute, and a great way to reuse any jars you might have such as these candle jars or jam jars.. Wouldn’t they be a cute little gift to give to someone instead of the traditional flower arrangement?

5 // Use a cool bottle as a candle holder. Don’t let glass bottles go to waste, and instead wash them and use as home decor. The Hendrick’s gin bottles have a great look, so if you are a gin lover be sure to keep your next empty bottle (or any other liquor or soda bottle for that matter). This image is by Daniel Leon Stern via Instagram.

6 // Use a paper bag as a planter. Nowadays a lot of shops will have their own designed paper bags, and its a shame to just throw these out when you get home from a shopping trip. I love the idea of using these in your home to store anything you like in, but especially as a planter as seen on Sanctuary. This paper bag is from the Merci shop in Paris, known for cool packaging. I visited the shop last year and still have my bag (the smaller version), so now the hunt for the perfect plant to keep in it starts!

7 // Use cans as kitchen containers. Just remove the labels, give them a good clean and they are ready to use in your kitchen. If you want to customise them with paint, but I like the simplistic look created by Weekdaycarnival.

8 // Use old calendars, magazines or newspapers as wrapping paper. Keep a stack of old paper items you don’t use anymore for wrapping birthday, Christmas or any other gifts, this is from Deko magazine. The monochrome look is great, but the possibilities are endless and it is easy to customise.

9 // Use a perfume bottle as a vase. Next time you have an empty perfume bottle, don’t throw it out but keep it to put a nice branch or flower in. This would be a lovely nightstand decor idea or on a vanity. This one was found via Tumblr.

10 // Use wine corks as candles. What? This seems a bit weird.. But according to A Subtle Revelry you can create super easy candles, all you have to do is soak them in a capped mason jar filled with aceatone alcohol for a week. Then afterwards, put them in little candle holders and light them up!

Do you have any other creative ideas on how to reuse packaging? I would love to hear them!

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION: SCANDINAVIAN BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR THE WEEKEND

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but for me taking time to create an extra nice breakfast is the best part of the weekend. So for this Friday inspiration post I thought I would share a couple of typical Scandinavian dishes. If you want to try these yourself you can find all the links below, or follow my How to hygge the Nordic way Pinterest board.

// 1: Heart shaped waffles / 2: Smoked salmon sandwich / 3: Cinnamon buns / 4: Knekkebrød / 5: Rømme grøt / 6: Muesli

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HOW TO ADD COZY KNITTED DECOR ITEMS IN YOUR HOME WITH SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

With this cold & grey weather cozy knits are essential, not only to wear but also as decor elements in your home. Adding little hints of knitted design creates a lovely environment, and is a great way to keep warm and decorate your home at the same time.

Below you can find a little selection of Scandinavian style knit home decor you can use to add coziness to your interior. The snuggle is real!


  1. COUTURE KNIT MUG BY KINTO
  2. SARJATON BOWL LETTI BY IITALA
  3. THE KNOT PILLOW BY RAGNHEIðUR ÖSP SIGURðARDÓTTIR FOR DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM
  4. KNITTED POUF BY BROSTE
  5. CONCRETE KNIT TEALIGHT BY GRANSTUDIO FOR BOLIA
  6. CHUNKY KNIT THROW BY GRANSTUDIO FOR BOLIA
  7.  KNITTED ISGATA CUSHION BY IKEA
  8.  KNITTED POSTER BY MADEBYLEN
  9.  MOSS-KNIT CUSHION COVER BY H&M HOME
  10. SET OF 4 NORDRANA BASKETS BY IKEA


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FRIDAY INSPIRATION: PRETTY DIY LEATHER STRAP INTERIOR IDEAS

Finally Friday and almost weekend! Today for my Friday inspiration post I wanted to share some DIY finds with you. I’ve been seeing so many great ones using leather straps lately, so I have compiled my favourite ones below. Leather straps are so versatile, I absolutely love the idea of using them as magazine holders or handles on a cupboard.. Would love to hear if you have used them for anything else creative! Now, lets get ready to start the weekend! Maybe time do to a little DIY project?

You can find links to them all on my Pinterest page or click on the sources below the image collage.

// 1: planter / 2: tray / 3: magazine holder / 4: handle / 5: potholder / 6: shelf

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ADDING GREENERY TO YOUR HOME // PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2017

A couple of weeks ago the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 was announced and this year we are welcoming the refreshing and revitalizing shade; Greenery!

Here is a selection of Scandinavian design I put together to inspire anyone wanting to add accents of Greenery to their home. Will you be incorporating it, or is green already a part of your interior?


  1. E24 GREEN LAMP BY MUUTO
  2. GROW GREENHOUSE BY DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM
  3. SKYGGE TRAY GREEN BY FIGGJO
  4. GREEN POCKET SHELF BY STRING
  5. TWIST A TWILL JADE GREEN BLANKET BY RATZER
  6. MANO CUP GREEN BY KÄHLER
  7. SOL STOOL GRASS BY HJELLE
  8. PLANT STAND AND POT BY FERM LIVING
  9. CURVE HOOKS BY NORMANN COPENHAGEN
  10. 1:1 PINE CONE MINT GREEN BY FORM US WITH LOVE
  11. LEAF-PRINT CUSHION COVER BY H&M
  12. STONEWARE CONTAINER BY BOLIA
  13. PANTON FLOWERPOT GREEN TABLE LAMP BY &TRADITION
  14. GHOST FROZEN MOJITO RING HOLDER BY STUDIO ARHOJ 
  15. GLADOM DARK GREEN TRAY TABLE BY IKEA

I am quite excited and intrigued by this, mostly because I am looking forward to try to incorporate green into my home – a colour I’ve never actually used that much before. I do have quite a few plants however that adds a natural green touch, but have already started looking at little ways to refresh and renew my space. If you follow along on Instagram I am sure you will see more green popping up as the year goes by – so stay tuned!

“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” – Pantone

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