Best of DIY Inspired 2013

by Dinah Wulf
Best of diyinspired 2013 Collage

Happy New Year!!!!!! I can’t believe it’s 2014.  I remember New Year’s 1994 when I was 18 and thinking that 20 years was SO far away.  What happened? Where does the time go? I feel that way with blogging too.  It’s been over two and a half years now and just FLYING by. At the […]

Metallic Mason Jar Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf
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You KNOW I love a good Mason jar craft.  I’ve even done a round-up of Mason Jar Crafts in the past. Most recently, I glittered some for to look like candy corn for Halloween and Fall. This time, I wanted to come up with something quick and easy.  Specifically, I wanted to make this Metallic […]

Paper Toolbox Gift Card Holder Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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Thank you to Ralph’s for sponsoring this Paper Toolbox Gift Card Holder Tutorial post as a part of the Gift Card Pairings Campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. As a Crafter and DIY Blogger, I spend a lot of time at not only craft stores, but home improvement stores. Many of my fellow Bloggy […]

Mason Jar Teacher’s Survival Gift Kits

by Dinah Wulf
Holiday Teacher Gift

My daughter is only three years old but she is in her first year of pre-school. So, this is the first time she’s really had teachers AND the first time I’ve gotten to make a teacher’s gift for the end of winter break. I decided to break out the good old recycled Mason jars and […]

How to Make a Large Bow with Ribbon

by Dinah Wulf
Large Bow DIY

Just face it… not every gift you give someone fits perfectly into a box that can be easily wrapped.  Sometimes you have to get creative and come up with an alternative to cardboard boxes and wrapping paper.  I recently purchased a gift for my brother and had to do just that… come up with a […]

Stenciled Monogrammed Placemats Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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I love my Thanksgiving placemats.  They are simple, black and white, with a script style.  It has words like, “gratitude”, “share”, “Blessings”, and “thanks”… perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner party.  BUT you know me, and I had to spruce them up a little.  I thought a little shimmer of gold would be a nice touch.  […]

How to Make a Secret Book Safe

by Dinah Wulf
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Making a secret book safe is a lot easier than I thought.  It’s one of those things that I thought I’d have to buy because I thought it’d be a really cool gift.  But before I spend any money to buy one, why not try to make it myself??? Here is how to make a […]

Seven Step By Step Burlap Craft Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
7 step by step burlap craft tutorials

I think all Crafters these days love making crafts out of burlap.  It’s inexpensive, rustic yet feminine in style, and timeless. We use it for weddings, showers, and even home décor projects.  The possibilities of its use are endless.  As I sat here the other night I realized that I have done several burlap crafts […]

Burlap Wire Hanger Wreath Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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I wanted to make a small wreath to hang on the door to my guest bathroom downstairs.  A friend of mine used a wire hanger for a Christmas wreath in the past, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I also have made a recycled book page butterfly wreath with a wire hanger.   I […]

How to Upcycle a Vase with Paint

by Dinah Wulf
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How to Upcycle a Vase with Paint is sponsored by Elmer’s. All opinions are 100% my own. I had the honor of testing out a fun craft product, Elmer’s Paint Markers.  They are great because you can use them on wood, metal, glass, ceramic, and even fabric.  When I received these markers I knew immediately […]

How to Make Candy Mason Jars

by Dinah Wulf
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Yet another recycled Mason jar craft project here! I saw this DIY project on the Nate Show a long time ago.  This project was super easy and took little time and money (my favorite combo).  Here is How to Make Candy Mason Jars. Materials: Clean Mason Jar Drill Knob Sand Paper Spray Paint (optional) Remove […]

Thrift Store Apothecary Jars How To

by Dinah Wulf
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Apothecary jars are so beautiful and can serve several display purposes.  You can use them for candy, holiday decorations, or even display your collections. They look pretty on a mantel or kitchen island or even a bathroom filled with sponges or shells.  I like to use them for candy on a candy bar dessert table […]

DIY Perfume Kit

by Dinah Wulf
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I received this fun DIY Perfume Kit. It even included a guide to making your own fragrance. I’ve seen people on TV do it, so I thought I’d try it out! I actually don’t buy perfume… it makes me sneeze!  For some reason I can, however wear fruity fragrances so this was going to be […]

Envelope Pillow Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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Making your own personalized pillows cost literally a quarter of what decorative throw pillows cost you at retail department store prices. This is what I love about this project! Even at a discount, doing it yourself is a much more creative option that allows you to show off your personality (and your sewing skills). Pillows […]

12 Homemade Gift Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
12 Homemade Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you but I’m a planner. I need to know what I’m doing next week two weeks ago. OK, not really, but when it comes to events and holidays I DO plan WAY in advance.  I was just sitting in my craft room thinking about Christmas and thought I’d put together a […]

Recycled Book Page Wreath Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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This recycled book page wreath tutorial was an oldie but goodie trash to treasure idea.  I wanted to re-share it because I thought it may have gotten lost in the mix of over 600 posts I’ve published and I thought it was a fun book page craft! I had a damaged antique book with beautiful […]

Glittered Candy Corn Mason Jar

by Dinah Wulf
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The candy corn was my inspiration for this project.  Even though I don’t care to eat them, I always thought that there was something whimsical about the colors.  It reminds me of Halloween, but it’s not scary or frightening.  So, I decided to make a glittered candy corn Mason jar. Materials: Martha Stewart Glitter in […]

Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To

by Dinah Wulf
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Decoupage Fabric Pumpkin How To is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® for the Creativity Made Simple Campaign. Decorating for Halloween this year has been a blast!  I have made so many fun Halloween decorations already and it’s only the first week of October!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorites so […]

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