Repurposed Wooden Cable Spool

by Loren Crane

Repurposed Wooden Industrial Spool, Written by Loren Crane What do you do when you see a wooden cable spool by the side of the road? Beg your hubby to stop the car and get them!! I have a sweet hubby who helps me with my addiction to DIY. I got it home and started to […]

Recycled Gift Wrapping Idea: Pop Top Cans

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Gift Wrapping Idea

I first saw this trash to treasure idea on the Dukes & Duchesses blog. Randi made the most adorable Pop Top Valentine in a Can. She also made Christmas pop top tins. It just so happened that I was at my crafty older brother’s house helping purge his things for a move and he had […]

Easy Repurposed Magnets

by Dinah Wulf

I save everything! Hi, my name is Dinah and I am a Hoarder. Apparently it runs in the family because my brother saves everything too! When I was helping him purge his home for his big move coming up (sad face), I took some goodies with me including these old prescription pill cases. I decided […]

24 Mason Jar and Book Page Recycled Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

Going through my blog I have discovered two trends 1) mason jar crafts, and 2) book page crafts. This lead me to put together this list of two dozen Mason Jar and Book Page Recycled Crafts I have published over the last two and half years! Here we go! 11 Easy Mason Jar Crafts Metallic […]

Recycled Carton and Straw Treat Box

by Dinah Wulf

Being a craft hoarder at heart, I went to throw away this juice carton and in mid throw I stopped myself. I decided to myself up to the challenge and upcycle it. I stared at it for a bit and stared some more. After a few minutes knowing that Valentine’s Day is right around the […]

Encourage a Creative Green Living with your Kids

by Dinah Wulf
REPREVE Beanie Collage

Thank you to REPREVE for sponsoring, Encourage a Creative Green Living with your Kids. A few days ago, I introduced REPREVE, a recycled fiber that helps turn plastic bottles you recycle into cool stuff you can wear and use every day. REPREVE is what turns 12 recycled plastic bottles into the two green beanies Mia and […]

Repurposed Cabinet Turned Jewelry Organizer

by Dinah Wulf

A while ago, I saw a pin on Pinterest for this amazing trash to treasure idea for a jewelry organizer made by Liz Marie on her blog Liz Marie Blog. She did such an amazing job that I pinned it right away and tucked it away in my mind to do for a later date. […]

#TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled

by Dinah Wulf
Repreve Infographic

Thank you to REPREVE for sponsoring todays post, #TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled! All opinions are 100% my own! As you may (or may not!) know I am a promoter of all things repurposed, recycled, upcycled, reused, you name it! My entire blog and other blog are full of creative ways to reuse. This is why […]

9 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

I was wrapping gifts the other day and realized that I have published some fun eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas here on DIY Inspired.  Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I’d share nine easy ideas from both sites. Make sure you check out the links for all the pictures and full step […]

Recycled Christmas Card Bottle Cap Magnets

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Magnets

I love Christmas family cards because it showcases my friends and their families as they grow over the years.  The whole family is dressed up and looking their best.  The only problem is that the cards sit in a drawer, get tucked away in a box, or even get tossed in the trash.  Looking at […]

Vintage Wood Letterpress Tray Table

by Loren Crane

I am always honored to share the amazing creativeness of Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box.  I have shared several of her projects in the past, including two of my favorites, her Repurposed Vintage Camera and her beautifully Upcycled Upholstered Chair.  Today, I am sharing an industrial chic Vintage Wood Letterpress Tray Table she made. Loren […]

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 […]

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 […]

Old Mirror Facelift

by Dinah Wulf
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Man, have I upcycled some mirrors in my past! This old mirror facelift isn’t my first.  To give you a rundown, I have done: Two Toned Metallic Mirror Makeover Easy Thrift Store Mirror Update DIY Serving Tray: A Mirror Makeover OK so it’s not really that many (I swear it seemed like more) but I […]

Recycled Food Box Gift Bags

by Dinah Wulf
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Recycled Food Box Gift Bags, was originally written for my other blog that I had to bid farewell to because I had a difficult time maintaining two… what was I thinking??? But, I still wanted to share it, so here it is! One of my daughter’s best friends was turning three and for her birthday […]

Repurposing to Reuse

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposing to Reuse is written by Guest Author, Keith Hamilton We’ve started recycling all paper, plastic, cans and glass, but what about other things that may be broken or out of style? Most garbage stays in a landfill for about 30 years. Also, there is no current study, but in 1975 the National Academy of […]

Recycled Box Gift Bags with Scotch Brand

by Dinah Wulf
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I’m honored to be partner up with Scotch Brand, sponsor of Recycled Box Gift Bags! I’m excited to announce this year’s 2013 Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest!  The 17th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest will take place Friday, December 6 at Celsius at Bryant Park in New York City. All you have […]

Upcycled Thrift Store Storage Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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I went on a crazy thrift store shopping spree and bought some great things. I spent less than $60.00 on my finds form that day.  I already made, some pedestal trays, a craft storage jar, and upcycled a $5.00 ottoman.  I had these old black CD storage bins left over, so I decided to brainstorm […]