Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots

by T Berokoff
Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots

Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots Empty tin cans make perfect flower containers!  I wanted to add some flower pots to the wall around my herbs.  I just took some empty tin cans and removed both ends of the cans. Then after smashing one end of the can up, I sprayed them. Because the smashed […]

Painted Upcycled Garden Tools

by Dinah Wulf
Painted Dipped Upcycled Garden Tools

I was at Habitat for Humanity not long ago and found these garden tools for about $3-$4 apiece. I snatched them up and took them home thinking in my head that, “these are great. I need them, but I can make them prettier…” Ha! So, here is my quick and super easy tutorial for how […]

Growing Your Own Herbs Successfully

by T Berokoff
Growing Herbs Successfully - Orange Mint

Growing Your Own Herbs Successfully (Strawberries too!) Back in March, 2015, I wrote an article Tips for Growing Your Own Herbs.  So many read this article and I still receive questions and comments about growing herbs.  Here I am a year later, with a follow-up article on Growing Your Own Herbs Successfully.  Recently, I refurbished […]

Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home

by T Berokoff
Chicken Nesting Box Turned Herb Home Repurposed

Trash to Treasure: Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home My herbs have a new home!  This old chicken nesting box became home for my herbs this year.  I wanted to plant more herbs this time around and have them protected from the wind and cold that is still here in Tennessee in April. Here’s the […]

Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Packaging (4)

This article, “Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas,” is sponsored by the Paper ad Packaging Board for the HowLifeUnfolds.com campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. It seems that all year long we’re invited to celebrate special events and holidays with our friends and family. With those festivities comes gift giving. The tutorials I’m sharing […]

Repurposed Coffee Cup Succulent Garden

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Coffee Cup Succulent Garden

I went on a very successful trip to Habitat for Humanity looking for trash to treasure projects a while ago. I can’t wait to show you the project I’m doing, but that will come later… While I was there, I found these coffee cups in the dollar section. The second I set my eyes on […]

24 Cheap Recycled Crafts for Adults to Make

by Dinah Wulf
24 Cheap Recycled Craft for Adults to Make

Everyone has jars, magazines, old books, and cardboard tubes laying around the house.  Even though these things are normally trash we throw away, with a little imagination you can upcycle them into something new and useful… literally trash to treasure. When I first started blogging I didn’t have any money to put into crafts, so […]

Planting Succulent Cuttings

by Dinah Wulf
Planting Succulents DIY Inspired

I have by NO means a green thumb. I have (for whatever reason) always been intimidated by plants and gardening. House plants always seem to die in my care. No matter how hard I try. I DO however, have some luck with succulents, probably because they are almost impossible to kill. I also have good […]

DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Instruments Recycled Craft

This post, DIY Musical Instruments for Kids, is sponsored by First 5 California. All opinions are 100% my own. When I first became pregnant with Mia, I distinctly remember hearing about First 5 California. I recall learning how important the first five years of a child’s life is important and that 90% of a child’s brain […]

15 Awesome Repurposed Gift Ideas Made from Trash

by Tara Kramarsky
Awesome Gift Ideas Made from Trash DIY Inspired

They always say that when giving a gift, it’s the thought that counts. And while I do believe that to a certain extent, I also don’t like giving (or getting) a present just because it was expected. I love things that have thought behind them, even if it’s a an owl pen from the dollar […]

DIY Upcycled Garden Gates

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Gate Garden

From Old Forgotten Gates to New Plant Holders, a true trash to treasure! Aren’t these upcycled garden gates pretty? All I had to do was string wire around the pots and attach them to the gates.   I’ll soon be adding more herbs and flowers to them.  The flowers are Supertunia morning glory charm, Lantana, and Calibrachoa.   […]

Repurposed Yoghurt Container Turned Succulent Pot

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Yoghurt Container Succulent Pot

This post, Repurposed Yoghurt Container Turned Succulent Pot, is sponsored by Mountain High Yoghurt. All opinions are 100% my own. You know me and my trash to treasure ideas! I always save a lot of my food containers to repurpose them into something new. My craft closet is full of them. Mountain High Yoghurt tubs […]

Outdoor Projects You Can DIY for Almost Nothing

by Dinah Wulf
Outdoor Projects You Can DIY for Almost Nothing

I was staring out my kitchen window the other day and saw a few outdoor projects I had made for literally a few dollars total. If I recall correctly, I made a birdbath, three bird feeders, my patio chandelier, and three hanging lanterns for about $30 total. What’s my secret? Hoarding… just kidding… kind of. […]

Growing an Environmentally Friendly Garden

by Dinah Wulf
Growing an Environmentally Friendly Garden

We have been busy around our home and now it’s time to do our landscaping and plants in your yard. Because of this, I have been doing some research. What I am learning is that an environmentally friendly garden is organic and uses less water. Here are a few tips: An environmentally friendly garden is […]

DIY Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Repurposed Mason Jar Chandelier

What could better than a DIY project that cost absolutely nothing? My daughter and I walk to the playground all the time and every time she brings home a treasure. This time it was a large stick. It sat in our backyard for a while and the other day when I was cleaning, I picked […]

Earth Day Activities for the Family

by Dinah Wulf
Earth Day Activities for the Family

Next week we will be celebrating Earth Day! In fact, April 22, 2015 is 45 years that we are celebrating the modern movement of environmental protection.  I thought I‘d put together some fun Earth Day activities and facts to help celebrate the national holiday. Earth Day Facts On the first Earth Day in 1970, more […]

Outdoor and Indoor Water Saving Ideas

by T Berokoff
Outdoor and Indoor Water Saving Ideas (2)

Outdoor and Indoor Water Saving Ideas Water conservation has become a way of life to those of us who live in dry regions.  In fact, California is in its third year of drought, with 2013 the driest year on record as stated by Natural Resources Defense Council.  This July, statewide water restrictions were implemented for […]

Planting Amaryllis Bulbs

by Dinah Wulf
Amaryllis Plant

We received a beautiful amaryllis bulb package from Longfield Gardens not long ago. It had everything we needed to plant amaryllis with a heat pack and all. I was told that it had been given special temperature treatment for optimal blooming performance. Mia and I planted it together and I wanted to share it with […]

Teacup Bird Feeder Repurposing Idea

by Dinah Wulf
Teacup Bird Feeder Repurposing Idea

I love finding pretty teapots and teacup and saucer sets when I go thrift store shopping. You can find some great sets for as little as $2.00 or a pretty pot for $5.00. I always wanted to make a teacup bird feeder and I finally got around to doing it. It’s the perfect project for […]

Tips for Growing Your Own Herbs

by T Berokoff
Growing Your Own Herbs (1)

Nothing tastes better than fresh herbs.  There’s nothing better than cooking something and walking outside and picking some of your own fresh herbs to add to your dish.  Once you start cooking with them, it’s difficult to imagine cooking without them.  A side benefit of growing your own herbs is that you can dry them […]

Backyard Birds and the Ecosystem

by T Berokoff
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BACKYARD BIRDS AND THE ECOSYSTEM I just finished reading an article in Westways magazine (January, 2015) A Natural Selection.  The author, Jeff Greenwald made a comment that resonated with me, “this planet is in a continual state of unfolding, from the drift of the continents to the progress of our lives.”  He speaks to the […]

Recycled Can and Mason Jar Vases

by Dinah Wulf
Mason Jar and tin can centerpiece with pink and green fresh flowers.

I originally shared this idea on my friend’s blog, A Fabulous Fete, and thought I’d share it with you today! I don’t know about you but I am always saving spaghetti sauce jars. I’ll even take this a step further and admit to you that I buy spaghetti sauce based on the jar and not […]

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