No Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt

by Dinah Wulf
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If you love the Elf on the Shelf tradition at Christmas time like I do, you know where I’m coming from on this post! Being the Crafty Mom I am, one night last year, had Josie our elf make her own no sew Elf on the Shelf skirt. I felt that Josie was a little […]

The Ultimate Holiday Hostess Gift Idea

by Dinah Wulf
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This post, The Ultimate Holiday Hostess Gift Idea, is sponsored by Rich Product’s Give Bakery Because. It’s Gifting Made Delicious. campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. Each holiday season, we all spend a considerable amount of time going to holiday parties. But figuring out what to bring for the party hostess can be a daunting […]

The Elf on the Shelf Tradition

by Dinah Wulf
Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Last year was my first year doing the Elf on the shelf tradition with my daughter… and I LOVED it.  I think I went a little crazy! Ha! Some of you love it and some of you can’t stand it and I am proud to say I am a part of the former.  In fact […]

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 […]

Metallic Mason Jar Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf

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 […]

Three Holiday Party Tips with The Bouqs

by Dinah Wulf
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Thank you to The Bouqs for sponsoring this holiday party tips post. All opinions are 100% my own. When hosting a dinner party, there are several tips that I personally like to keep in mind.  Today, I wanted to share some Holiday Party Tips with Bouqs. Why Bouqs? Here are three reasons: The Bouqs cut only […]

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

by Dinah Wulf

I LOVE entertaining, especially for the holidays. Every year my best girlfriends and our families get together for an annual Christmas party. In fact, I plan weeks in advance for every detail to make my home warm and inviting for them every Christmas. There are always a few things I keep in mind while preparing […]

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 […]

Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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OK, so I warned you on my first Elf on the Shelf post that I may be posting 2-3 Elf on the Shelf posts! I SWEAR this one is my last one (for the year…hee hee).  If you missed my first two here they are: Elf on a Shelf Ideas Two Dozen Elf on the […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Bag Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Party Favors

This post, Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Bag Party Favors, is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts and DCWV for the PaperCrafted Christmas Campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. I am so excited for this year’s annual Christmas party at my house this year.  It’s not an extravagant party, by any means.  Rather, it’s quite intimate for […]

Christmas Tree Centerpiece #FabulouslyFestive

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Tree Centerpiece in sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores for the Celebrate the Seasons Campaign.  All opinions are 100% my own. I’m having three parties in the next few weeks and I wanted to make a pretty centerpiece for our eight foot dining table.  I went to Jo-Ann’s and found some great things.  […]

Kids Christmas Table Setting #PaperCraftedChristmas

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Kids Table

This post, Kids Christmas Table Setting, is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts and DCWV for the PaperCrafted Christmas Campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. Every year, my four best friends and I get together for a Christmas party. We have great memories each year of the kids making ornaments and decorating cookies.  This […]

DIY Inspired Christmas Decorations 2013

by Dinah Wulf

Yay! We finally reached the politically correct time of decorating our home for Christmas… Thanksgiving weekend.  I was lucky enough to have my Dad, step mother, and brother in town from the east coast.  It was a really special time for me. This was also the first year in a very long time that I […]

Two Dozen Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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So I realized that when I wrote the post Elf on a Shelf Ideas last week, I was making this whole thing WAY harder than it had to be.  I guess because of Pinterest, and other fabulous and creative Bloggers, AND it was my daughter’s first year doing it, I felt pressure to find unique […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ribbon Christmas Tree Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Tree

Hi everyone! I am very excited to share a craft with you all and so appreciative to Dinah for letting me share it here. I’m all about simple crafts because I’ve been known to start a project & leave it half finished (we won’t talk about how many I have going right now!). This Ribbon […]