DIY Rag Balls and Tray Makeover

by T Berokoff
DIY Rag Balls

DIY Rag Balls and Tray Makeover Here’s the dilemma – I wanted a centerpiece for our dining room table but I didn’t want to spend any major money on it.  So, back to my original junk pile to see if there was anything I could use.  (You may remember this picture!)  I found a tray! […]

DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Instruments Recycled Craft

This post, DIY Musical Instruments for Kids, is sponsored by First 5 California. All opinions are 100% my own. When I first became pregnant with Mia, I distinctly remember hearing about First 5 California. I recall learning how important the first five years of a child’s life is important and that 90% of a child’s brain […]

Junk Turned DIY Laundry Basket

by T Berokoff
Trash to Treasure DIY Laundry Basket

Trash to Treasure: DISCARDED ITEMS BECOME CUTE DIY LAUNDRY BASKET One thing that I’ve missed since moving is a place to put our dirty clothes.   So, when I was looking through some recent “found” items, I saw a laundry basket in the making.  Here’s what I saw… The first order of business was to wash […]

DIY Repurposed Welcome Sign

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Laminate Welcome Sign (5)

  I have to admit, I am one lucky gal to be doing what I love for a living. My days and weeks are filled with creativity and fun trash to treasure projects. I get to work with amazing brands and try all kinds of interesting products. I am constantly being challenged to create new […]

Repurposed Rake Turned Dog Leash Holder

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Rake Turned Leash Holder

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Rake Turned Dog Leash Holder Recently I had an opportunity to go back to our friend’s property where I have been finding some rusty treasures.  Here’s the beautiful pastoral setting… Here’s some of my latest finds: Doesn’t look like much to others, but to me, treasures!  The first project I wanted […]

DIY Upholstered Wood Bench

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Upholstered Wooden Bench DIY Inspired

I scored on this bench months ago at a garage sale for $5.00. I made it over once to go at the foot of my guestroom bed, but since I decided to put up wallpaper in there, I had to change it. I took the old one apart and simply repainted it and changed the […]

Kitchen Organizer from Pallet Scraps

by T Berokoff
Kitchen Organizer from Pallet Scraps

Trash to Treasure: Kitchen organizer from pallet scraps! Recently I made a pallet flag and had a few pieces of wood left over.  First, I thought of just throwing these few pieces of beat up wood away.  But, then not wanting anything to go to waste, I decided to create a kitchen organizer for my […]

Repurposed Thrift Store Frame Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
Thrift Store Frame Makeover for Front Door Wreath

My best friend and I decided to check out a new thrift store in town called, Savers. I found some good trash to treasure stuff while I was there! One of which was this old painting (print actually) that I bought because I loved the oval gold frame. I thought it would make the perfect […]

Refurbished Retro Vintage Chair Rescue

by T Berokoff
Refurbished Retro Metal Chair

Trash to Treasure: Refurbished Retro Vintage Chair Rescue For years I have seen these chairs in magazines and drooled over them, wanting one but not willing to pay the price they demand.  I found a couple of Retro Vintage Metal Patio Spring Base Chairs on eBay for $85.00 to $138.00 each, some are cheaper at […]

DIY Rustic Pallet Flag

by T Berokoff
DIY Rustic Pallet Flag DIY Inspired

What do an old pallet, old saw blade and an old sanding disc have in common?  They all make a trash to treasure DIY rustic pallet flag!  A friend of ours “donated” the pallet and parts to us, as he had no use for them.  I’ve wanted to make a pallet flag for a long time. […]

The GMC DIY Challenge is Live

by Dinah Wulf

Woooooo hooooooo! It’s official! The GMC DIY Challenge is live right now on the GMC YouTube channel! Recently I shared my experience being a part of the first ever GMC and Habitat for Humanity DIY Challenge.  I wasn’t able to reveal the winner until today. You can see some behind the scenes photos and read […]

From Funky Birdhouse to Fabulous DIY Bird Feeder

by T Berokoff
From Funky Birdhouse to Fabulous Bird Feeder

We had a funky birdhouse high on a pole in the back of our home left by the previous owners.  I’ve looked at it for months now trying to figure out what to do with it.  Since no birds were using it, I decided to make it into a DIY bird feeder that birds would […]

Vintage Tool Box Makeover

by T Berokoff
Vintage Tool Box Makeover (2)

I inherited my great uncle Mac’s old wooden tool box.  He made this wooden box over 100 years ago and used it every day!  I’ve seen similar boxes in antique stores being sold “as is”.  I didn’t want to leave it “as is” because, frankly, it was worn pretty badly.  Rather, I wanted to make […]

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Desk

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Door Turned Desk After

School will be starting before we know it!  I needed a place to spread out all the papers I’ll soon be grading.  Also, we wanted a table in the sunroom where we could work on puzzles and play games.  After looking at the tables available online, I decided another trip to the barn and basement […]

15 Mason Jar Crafts You Can Use for Your Wedding

by Tara Kramarsky
15 Mason Jar Crafts You Can Use for Your Wedding DIY Inspired

If you’re trying to save money by doing your own table centerpieces for your wedding, there are SO many different things you can do. If you’ve spent time on Pinterest lately, I’m sure you’ve seen that anything having to do with mason jars is in. You might think they couldn’t be that many things that […]

Repurposed Patron Bottle Serving Platter

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Patron Bottle

This year I thought I’d take a shot at the Patron Bottle Art Competition. I mean, it IS $10K… The competition is fierce, and honestly I probably won’t win, but it was really fun coming up with a unique trash to treasure. I wanted to do something I haven’t seen (I did a Patron vase in […]

15 Awesome Repurposed Gift Ideas Made from Trash

by Tara Kramarsky
Awesome Gift Ideas Made from Trash DIY Inspired

They always say that when giving a gift, it’s the thought that counts. And while I do believe that to a certain extent, I also don’t like giving (or getting) a present just because it was expected. I love things that have thought behind them, even if it’s a an owl pen from the dollar […]

Super Easy Upcycled Stool DIY Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
Super Easy Upcycled Stool DIY Tutorials

I like to go through my site every once in a while. After writing over one thousand posts, sometimes you forget what you have already published! Perusing my site, I realized I have published a few trash to treasure upcycled stool DIY posts. So, I thought it be nice to do a quick recap for posts […]

DIY Upcycled Garden Gates

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Gate Garden

From Old Forgotten Gates to New Plant Holders, a true trash to treasure! Aren’t these upcycled garden gates pretty? All I had to do was string wire around the pots and attach them to the gates.   I’ll soon be adding more herbs and flowers to them.  The flowers are Supertunia morning glory charm, Lantana, and Calibrachoa.   […]

Repurposing Ideas for Flea Market Finds

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposing Ideas for Flea Market Finds DIY Inspired

I had another great trip to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet not long ago. Usually I have an idea of what I am looking for but this trip I did not. So, I bought a few small things…apparently I was attracted to silver and gold things that day! So I wanted to share some […]

Recycled Duck Tape Storage Boxes

by Dinah Wulf

This article, Recycled Duck Tape Storage Boxes, was originally written for my other blog which I will be saying goodbye to, but I still wanted to share this fun trash to treasure craft here on DIY Inspired! My daughter has her own little space in the closet of my craft room with her craft supplies. I have […]

Kid’s Picnic Table Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Kids Picnic Table Makeover (6)

I was literally about to throw this table away, and then a split second later I thought, “What the hell am I thinking? Is this trash to treasure girl nuts?” We all make mistakes. 😉 Anyway, I took a few hours and brought new life to it, so today I thought I’d share this super […]