Dinah Wulf DIY Inspired (1)

Hello, I’m Dinah! I’m a work at home mom that loves to craft, decorate, repurpose and create.  I get my inspiration from several people from Martha, to my 6 year old and 4 month old daughters, and my extremely talented older brother.  I spend hours getting inspiration from swap meets and flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, and books and magazines. In this article, I tell a personal story that I think helped shape who I am today.

Deciding to be a stay at home mom was not easy for me because I had spent the last ten years working my butt off and prior to that, I spent several years in college getting degrees and even teaching a little at the state college level.  Working hard was in my blood. Everything changed when my amazing husband and I had our first beautiful little girl. 


Dinah Wulf DIY Inspired

Becoming a parent, as many of you can attest, flipped my world upside down, and there was no way I was going to miss the first laugh, the first word, the first step, or any milestone in between.  Staying at home not only meant quality time with my daughter, but also allowed more time to do what I love

… get DIY crafty on the cheap.

With the support of my family and friends, I started this blog to simply test and challenge myself to start new projects, share my inspirations, and hopefully inspire a few others along the way. Every once in a while I’ll post about my travels or fun places I go with my family.

Check out some of my achievements since I started blogging.  I’ve been lucky enough to be published in a couple magazines, named one of Mashable’s Moms Full of Inspiring Advice, and partnered with over 50 fabulous brands including Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, Home Depot and GMC. Also, if you are interested in advertising, here are my advertising guidelines. Feel free to email me with any questions at dwulf@diyinspired.com.

Oh! Guess what?? I am also honored to be a part of Martha’s Circle and Real Simple’s A List Blogger Network!

Thank you for stopping by!








43 Responses to “About”

  • Jolene

    I love this site—you certainly are talented—love it all and especially love the broche magnet ideas (hint hint) great job

  • Michal Sparks

    Hi Dinah!
    I’m going to be doing some fun DIY tutorials and would love to share them. Hopfully I am posting this to the right area. Not sure what category this should be, maybe you know. Have a great day!


  • Mateusz Skrzyniecki

    Hi Dinah;
    I’m from Highland Park High School, and I’m designing a website for a green school club, and I would like to ask you for permission if i could use your link of your website on my green school club website if it’s okay. I really like the way you reuse old stuff and make it new. It is very awesome. So if you could give me an answer it would be awesome.
    Thank You
    Mateusz Skzyniecki

  • LOVE your site! You’ve done a lot of work in a year- it may take me a while but I’m looking forward to investigating all these posts. I love DIY- especially when it’s well done.

    • Thank you SO much, Sheri! You just made my day 🙂 I just spent some time on your blog and I love your writing style! You crack me up!! Thanks again!

  • solange

    Hi Dinah,
    I love the burlap placemate idea.
    I bought a burlap to make the placemate, but the burlap leave a lot of lint. what i do to stop?

    • Hi Solange!

      Thank you! Hopefully you didn’t wash them in the washing machine? When you first cut the place mat out of the burlap, go outside and vigorously shake them to get the excess lint off. You can also use a lint roller (I would do both). To keep them clean, hand wash them only. Do not wash them in the washing machine or they will no longer look like burlap! 🙂 Hope this helps!


  • I am new to Etsy, and I’ve been looking around to find blogs like yours…
    I was wondering if you ever feature specific Etsy shops on your blog, or do give-away with Etsy items?

    I’m trying to figure out the whole Etsy thing yet!
    Thanks for your time!

  • Stephani


    there is a kitchen and bath idea contest happening every month at LG Hausys HI-MACS and Viatera. This is the first month I believe.
    As far as I know there is not much limit on what moms can submit.
    I thought it was suitable for your blog.
    Please look into it!
    Happy Friday 🙂

  • Hi Dinah,

    This is an absolutely stunning site. You have, by far, one of the most organized and clutter-less sites. I’m new to the blog atmosphere, but have really enjoyed your projects. I’m a huge DIYfan, and am always looking for fresh ideas for birthday and holiday gifts. I will certainly be coming back often for some original projects!

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Katherine

    Hi! My name is Katherine and I saw your blog and it made me think of my mom’s website! She repurposes old sheets to make essentially anything, especially these really cute pillow case dresses! We are trying to get a little more attention from people and so we figured aim it at the awesome mothers! We have a facebook page called Ashton-Bailey. And the website is ashton-bailey.com we also have esty. It would mean a lot if you could check it out. I’m not really big on blogs but I really enjoy yours! thank you so much

  • pat

    Hi Dinah, just visiting your site for the first time. I love diy projects and my home i full of them. We live at the beach in De. and have an outdoor shower that we love to use-but it could use some prettyfying! Our condo rules forbid any outside the shower changes, but any ideas on how to fix up the inside-we’ve updated the fixtures-stucco walls and wooden door are the surfaces I have to work with- would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Pat! Thank you so much for stopping by! Sometimes organization makes thing prettier. You could add decorative towel holders or vintage wire baskets for toiletries and other accessories. I have also seen plants and ivy inside outdoor showers that gives it a tropical feel (I’m unsure how to grow it in the shower). You could also add a wooden platform (for under your feet) surrounded by large smooth stones on the floor. Does that make sense? I can see it in my head! I hope this helps!

  • Hello there,

    I love your site, being a mama of twins it gives me great ideas. I was wondering who the best person to speak with regarding advertising?

  • I am currently working on creating my own website to help and encourage moms. Do you have any advice on how to make this a successful venture? Thanks!

  • Jill

    Is there JST an email list I could sign up for to get your updates, etc. I couldn’t find it. Thanks!

  • Hi Dinah!

    I just discovered your site and LOVE it! I can’t wait to try these ideas with my kids…Can I share a fabulous site (if I do say so myself!) for gorgeous, free, designer colouring pages that I am sure you would re-purpose into something even better?! http://lecolouring.com

  • Dinah Strini

    I have to admit that it was your name that caught my attention ! I don’t meet many other Dinah’s. Then looking at your site, I have to say you are by far the most talented Dinah.

  • Hey Dinah! LOVE LOVE your site! I stumbled across it looking for a valentine activity to do with my 4 1/2 year old. (I found your paper heart garland) I am a stay at home mom of 2 and have a small home based business creating paper products – invites, party décor, greeting cards etc. Can’t wait to do more crafts on your site!

  • Char

    Your ideas are great. I did find you through one specific one as I am hosting a Wine Tasting, Cheese and Chocolate shower for my friend this weekend. I was wondering if you could answer a question about Wine tasting game you had. You had on there ‘ Highest average for all guest wins’
    Did you have alot of people that just put 5’s right across. I would hope not but I’m trying to figure out how the best way to fit in a actual Wine tasting and this seems like the best one so far. Just don’t know how many to account for the winners, prize wise.
    Thanks for any assistance.

    • Hi Char! So glad you like it. Actually, everyone scored pretty differently. It worked out well. I did get assistance from the place I purchased the wine from and let them know what I was doing. They helped a lot with my wine choices. Have a great party! I hope this helps. That shower is STILL my favorite I’ve bee to so far!

  • Hi Dinah! You have such a great site and your projects are absolutely inspiring. They very much align with our goal to use what we have and remake them into beautiful new creations! Would it be alright for us to include your recycled map drawer makeover for a small roundup we are planning? Thank you!

  • Bob

    I love the square cube tables on rollers, they really look great (and different)…where did you buy those?

  • Bob

    those are the ones…Thanks 🙂

  • Joy

    I would love to share this DIY pumpkin on my blog of course with link back to you. Wouold that be ok?

  • Hi Dinah,
    I’ve admired your blog for some time, and have added you to my nominations for a blogger recognition award. I hope you have time to participate, and it gives you some traffic to your blog.


    Tracey Lee

  • Masheila Srioudom

    HI Dinah
    I love your site. Are you Laotian? Keep up the amazing work!

  • Terri

    Hi Dinah,

    I’m putting together a booklet for a fundraiser. Would it be possible to email you so I can share more information? I’m hoping to include a post you wrote on flower arranging.

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