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 […]

Vintage Inspired Ornaments 15 Minute Craft

by Dinah Wulf
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Guess what? It’s time for another Craft Lightning! Today I am sharing how to make a Vintage Inspired Ornament in fifteen minutes. I wanted to make some more ornaments to match the vintage handkerchief ornaments I made the other day. Here is what you’ll need: Clear glass or plastic ornaments Craft paint in the colors […]

Stenciled Monogrammed Placemats Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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I love my Thanksgiving placemats.  They are simple, black and white, with a script style.  It has words like, “gratitude”, “share”, “Blessings”, and “thanks”… perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner party.  BUT you know me, and I had to spruce them up a little.  I thought a little shimmer of gold would be a nice touch.  […]

How to Make a Secret Book Safe

by Dinah Wulf
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Making a secret book safe is a lot easier than I thought.  It’s one of those things that I thought I’d have to buy because I thought it’d be a really cool gift.  But before I spend any money to buy one, why not try to make it myself??? Here is how to make a […]

Seven Step By Step Burlap Craft Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
7 step by step burlap craft tutorials

I think all Crafters these days love making crafts out of burlap.  It’s inexpensive, rustic yet feminine in style, and timeless. We use it for weddings, showers, and even home décor projects.  The possibilities of its use are endless.  As I sat here the other night I realized that I have done several burlap crafts […]

Vintage Handkerchief Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my most favorite things about helping with the decorations a Vintage Inspired Baby Shower was going antique shopping with my Mother-In-Law and collecting vintage handkerchiefs.  I bought so many of them because I kept finding so many beautiful colors and patterns and even shapes. Now that the baby shower is over, I have […]

Burlap Wire Hanger Wreath Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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I wanted to make a small wreath to hang on the door to my guest bathroom downstairs.  A friend of mine used a wire hanger for a Christmas wreath in the past, so I thought I’d give it a try.  I also have made a recycled book page butterfly wreath with a wire hanger.   I […]

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 […]

How to Make Candy Mason Jars

by Dinah Wulf
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Yet another recycled Mason jar craft project here! I saw this DIY project on the Nate Show a long time ago.  This project was super easy and took little time and money (my favorite combo).  Here is How to Make Candy Mason Jars. Materials: Clean Mason Jar Drill Knob Sand Paper Spray Paint (optional) Remove […]

Repurposed Earring Burlap and Feather Napkin Rings

by Dinah Wulf
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Since I got a little taste of my glittery and “bling-ed” out Halloween, I thought I’d definitely want to bring a little glitz and glam to my dinner table this year for Thanksgiving.  I guess you could call it rustic chic!  Plus, I love burlap crafts. I found some sparkly earrings in my closet and […]

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 […]

Envelope Pillow Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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Making your own personalized pillows cost literally a quarter of what decorative throw pillows cost you at retail department store prices. This is what I love about this project! Even at a discount, doing it yourself is a much more creative option that allows you to show off your personality (and your sewing skills). Pillows […]

12 Homemade Gift Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
12 Homemade Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you but I’m a planner. I need to know what I’m doing next week two weeks ago. OK, not really, but when it comes to events and holidays I DO plan WAY in advance.  I was just sitting in my craft room thinking about Christmas and thought I’d put together a […]

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 […]

Five Fun Home Décor Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
5 Fun Home Decor Tutorials

Did you know that I’m a regular Home Decor contributor over at GMC Trade Secrets? I have had the honor of sharing some fun ideas over there for the last several months and I just wanted to share a round-up of five of the DIY Home Décor Tutorials. How to Etch Glass Etching glass is […]

Spooky Halloween Apothecary Display

by Dinah Wulf
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I’m on a roll with my Halloween decorations this year.  I’ve already made my 15 minute Boo Pumpkins, my glam skulls, and my eerie Halloween wreath.  Today, I want to share my spooky Halloween apothecary display.  I made a lot of it with some cool Martha Stewart Halloween craft supplies. I will show you how […]