Best of DIY Inspired 2013

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

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
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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 […]

9 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Gift Card Pairing Ideas for the Holidays

by Dinah Wulf
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Gift Card Pairing Ideas is sponsored by Ralph’s.  All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve often heard people say “gift cards are so impersonal”.  On the contrary, gift cards allow the recipient to buy what their hearts desire without the hassles and hurts of playing the return and exchange game. I’ve put together a fun […]

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

by Dinah Wulf
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My older brother told me that when I was little I used to sing “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music and I would mess up the words. For example I would sing, “When the bee bites, and the dog stings.” I often think of that time and age in my life when I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vintage Themed Baby Shower

by Dinah Wulf
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FINALLY! I get to share the vintage themed baby shower that I have had the honor of working on for my best friend’s brother and sister-in-law.  It was a beautiful day and my friend had the perfect back yard for it. I know I already shared: Some baby shower decorations I made out of recycled […]

Fun and Easy Baby Shower Decorations

by Dinah Wulf
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There is so much that goes into decorating a baby shower…well, at least when I decorate for one!  Last week, I shared a couple decorations I made; a fabric scrap bunting and recycled jar flower vases I made for a vintage inspired party. I’ve been on a roll with making these fun and easy baby […]

Whimsical Navy and Yellow Wedding

by Dinah Wulf
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My baby cousin got married!!! Woo hoo! I’m so happy for them…they are seriously PERFECT for one another.  With their permission, I just HAD to share some fun DIY wedding ideas for this very sweet, very whimsical navy and yellow wedding. Ceremony This was a very small and intimate wedding. It was the perfect size, […]

Vintage Themed Baby Shower Decorations

by Dinah Wulf
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I have been working on this vintage themed baby shower that I have coming up for a friend and I just wanted to share a couple of the decoration ideas I have already started. You know how I love upcycling so I started saving sauce and dressing jars to use as flower vases. I also had […]

12 Easy Paper Flower Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
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Paper flower crafts are fun and easy to do.  Over the past couple years I’ve noticed that I’ve done quite a few of them. I decided that I had to stop at a dozen! I tried to pull from old posts from when I first started blogging. It’s amazing how much I feel like I […]

Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party

by Dinah Wulf
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I know! I know! I’m a little late in posting this Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party.  I originally mentioned it when I dyed those coffee filter flowers for the Red Rose Queen of Hearts bush and then again when I made the paper flowers with faces on them. Well, it’s finally here and I’m […]

Picnic Themed Retirement Party

by Dinah Wulf
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My best friend Jenny attended a retirement party recently and was kind enough to get the permission and share the hostess’s adorable picnic themed party decorations, invitations, and cupcakes.  Perfect for spring or summertime, these retirement party ideas include recycling old ornaments and Mason jars, making handmade burlap invites, and sculpting with clay.  The main […]

Recycled Food Container Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf
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Who says cereal and cracker boxes can’t be pretty?  I don’t know about you, but I hate spending money on gift boxes.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most people do to, because at every party I’ve been to in the last few years have gift tables, filled with gift […]

Alice in Wonderland Theme Party: Red Paper Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
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My best friend is having an Alice in Wonderland theme party for my twin God daughters for their first birthday.  Needless to say, I wanted to help her decorate for the festivities.  The twins have two older sisters and their birthday parties were amazing.  Check out this Candyland themed party and this circus themed party. […]

DIY Pedestal Bowl

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my thrifty obsessions is to walk through the local Goodwill shop on the weekends, particularly because of the half off sale.  Throughout the day, they announce a color and the price tags labeled in that color are half off.  It never fails, each time the make the announcement they assure you that you […]