My by far craziest self-sustainability experiment….And I want to see your face when you see what I did this time!:


½ cup corn starch or flour

½ cup sugar

¾ cup water

½ Tsp vinegar (white or essence)

In a saucepan combine corn starch and sugar and while whisking add water until a smooth paste without lumps forms. Add vinegar. Heat over medium heat while constantly stirring with the whisk until it becomes the thick consistency of glue. Fill into a jar glass and let cool. Close and use as normal glue applied with a brush. At room temperature this will be good for a week and in the fridge for a few months (due to the conserving vinegar).

This glue will take a lot longer to harden than store bought toxic stuff but when it is dry it sticks really good. This is perfect for craft projects with kids, since it is completely made of food products and is in no way toxic.

How to make cute shorts from old jeans…

Reinvent your old pants!

Boot cut is out? Make TRENDY SHORTS (e.g. in folklore style) out of your old jeans!

Here is the step-by-step rundown of how to make shorts from an old pair of jeans:

1. Put the desired old pair of jeans on and mark how short you want the shorts to be. Take jeans off and fold them together back pockets facing each other and smooth down (see picture).With a piece of chalk or a pencil mark where you will cut.

2. Cut both pant legs at once where you have marked them.
3. Carefully unstitch the seam of the side of your pants with a pair of scissors or a special unstitcher.

4. Fold the old seam line inwards and pin a new fabric in desired style to the inside leaving a triangle of mew fabric visible. Since pants are normally very fitted they will be to tight around your thighs if you only cut of the legs, so this is why we increase the diameter of the pant legs with this method for the pants to fit really well and by the way look cool!
5. Sew fabric triangle onto shorts. Either leave the short legs open to have fringes, seam them off or (as I have done it) pin and sew a lace band to the inside of the shorts legs.

This will take about 1-3 hours, depending on how experienced you are with sewing. The possibilities are just about indefinite!




Can you hear the ocean? Here is a great and easy decoration idea for your next smmer party.


All you need is:

Old large jam jar

Hot glue gun

Hemp rope

See shells

With the hot gleu glue the hemp rope to the glass in spirals and apply sea shell. Put a candle in the glass.


This makes a really nice decoration at day and an atmospheric light at