How to: Upcycle Your Empties
Drive your waste count closer to zero with repurposed packaging to inspire imaginationRead more
Packaging – it’s a problem. In no industry does this ring truer than beauty, where the prettiest packages tempt us to consume even more. Here, we get creative with the most interior-friendly beauty empties, to inspire a crack-down on single-use packaging – and simultaneously, elevate your décor.
When your beloved Baies candle has burned its last note, it needn’t spell the end. Diptyque’s iconic glass jars are more than just for show – fill yours with hair accessories and beauty tools to pay homage to your favourite fragrance house, whilst bringing order to your dressing table.
Scoop out all of the wax you can, then fill the glass with hot (not boiling) water to melt away the excess.
Pass the torch from one root to the next by repurposing empty Davines tubs as planters. A creative hack adopted by the brand’s global hair salons, it saves purchasing new plastic pots – a win-win idea that’ll brighten up your shelf of choice.
Opt for plants that prefer dry soil such as succulents and cacti, or add a layer of pebbles to the bottom of the pot for drainage.
Skin isn’t where the journey ends for Seed to Skin’s green apothecary bottles. Born for a place on your bedside table, they act beautifully as vases for freshly-cut stems, or as permanent homes for dried flowers. The effect is surprisingly easy on the eye – and game-changing for the interior.
Keep the metal caps – they’re built to last, and could come in handy for future hair and body care storage.
Give a second life to that iconic perfume packaging you’ve been loathed to throw away. Acqua di Parma’s sturdy plinth-shaped coffrets are perfect for repurposing as table centre vessels, jewellery keepsake boxes or paintbrush pots, made extra special by the lauded fragrance house’s beautiful heritage branding.
Fill the base with an abundance of flowers for a colourful table centre. Or, for jewellery storage, experiment with simple cardboard structures to ensure a safe, snug fit.