GET CRAFTY THIS CHRISTMAS

WITH OUR FABULOUS UPCYCLING IDEAS

At The Body Shop we’ve always had a mantra of waste not want not, and who would want to waste the packaging from these great gifts?

SO, WHAT IS UPCYCLING?

Upcycling is the hottest way to turn empties into essentials. And with a little bit of crafting and The Body Shop’s wildly imaginative ideas, you can turn your Christmas gift packaging into something useful and beautiful!

FRIGHTFULLY GOOD HALLOWEEN EARS

Left your costume to the last minute? Fret not - All you need is an empty Shower Gel bottle, some lace or felt, glue, a headband and a spare half an hour for an easy DIY solution! Find out how…

DIY CHRISTMAS CRACKER

Christmas crackers are an essential for any festive table – and here’s a DIY solution using the Soft Hands Warm Kisses Duo Lip and Hand set so you can give your guests a pampering gift they’ll love!

DIY JUNGLE ORNAMENTS

Lovers of Strawberry will be pleased to get their paws on our fruity Butter Bauble gift set, while the bauble doubles as a decoration to take pride of place on your Christmas tree – sweet! But don’t’ stop there, personalize your bauble to make your tree truly wild with this DIY solution…

MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM

What better use for The Best of Body Butters Festive Dome than your own mini forest? Create your very own little self-watering eco system that will take pride of place on the mantelpiece, a bed side table or your office desk…

SEE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS

Once you’ve revealed, unwrapped and enjoyed our beautiful 24 Happy Days Deluxe Advent Calendar or The Iconic Collection, you’ll agree that this beautiful high quality box is just too beautiful to biff in the bin. So we’ve come up with an ingenious DIY solution to turn it into one of the hottest home wares trends of 2016!

HOW TO MAKE FESTIVE LANTERNS

Re-use our fun Jingle Gel Rock Set by covering with cellophane, popping in a battery powered tea light, and voila! A beautiful night lamp that will show Santa the way to your tree.

FRAME THE MOMENT

A sumptuous trio of hand creams is the perfect way to treat someone you love. And what’s more, you can even re-use the Seasonal Hand Cream Trio packaging to create a shadow box frame to create something truly memorable! Find out how here…

GO WILD FOR HOMEMADE WRAPPING

Whether it’s the Finest Facial Mask Duo, Festive Picks, the Oils of Life Ultimate Skincare Collection, or our Bloomin’ Marvellous British Rose Gift there’s no lack of beautiful boxes from The Body Shop to upcycle after Christmas! Just take your favourite fabric or wrapping paper, and with some expert tips, you can turn it into a beautiful storage container to match any décor

DIY WRAPPING IDEAS

Stumped on how to wrap that Body Butter or Mask Duo? Why not be truly sustainable this Christmas and master the traditional Japanese art of Furoshiki… All it takes is a reusable piece of fabric – such as scarf or tea towel, a few clever knots and not only will you have less waste this Christmas, it’s a beautiful bonus gift that will keep on giving!