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. […]

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
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Six Recycled Crafts for Earth Day

by Dinah Wulf
Earth-Day-Crafts

Earth Day falls on April 22nd.  This year is the 44th anniversary since the start of Earth Day in 1970. To celebrate creative recycling efforts I thought I’d put together six of my favorite recycled crafts. Links have full step by step tutorials that are easy to follow. Here is a short round up of […]

Clever Trash to Treasure Earth Day Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
Trash to Treasure Earth Day Crafts

Earth Day is next week already! I swear it was just Christmas. Where does the time go? In honor of this important national holiday, I thought I’d put together some fun and clever trash to treasure Earth Day Crafts.  Each craft has a step by step photo tutorial done by yours truly! I hope you […]

Recycled Book Folding Art Piece

by Loren Crane
origami-book-folding

Recycled Book Folding Art Piece, Written by Loren Crane If you don’t know what to do with other old books you have in the corner then maybe you should try your hand at book folding. I try to keep the pattern simple and fast because it gets a little difficult trying to explain more complicated […]

Recycled Plastic Bottle Plant Pots

by Loren Crane
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Recycled Plastic Bottle Plant Pots, Written by Loren Crane Gold is in right now and I love it! I am so happy that I‘ve been changing most of my décor to white because I can just match it with anything my heart desires. The hubby and I have been talking a lot about bringing in […]

24 Mason Jar and Book Page Recycled Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
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Going through my blog I have discovered two trends 1) mason jar crafts, and 2) book page crafts. This lead me to put together this list of two dozen Mason Jar and Book Page Recycled Crafts I have published over the last two and half years! Here we go! 11 Easy Mason Jar Crafts Metallic […]

8 Creative Recycled Kids Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
8-Creative-Recycled-Kids-Crafts

I thought I’d put together a round-up of some fun recycled crafts my daughter and I have done over the past few months. Believe it or not, we still have most of them and Mia STILL plays with them. Here is my round-up of 8 creative recycled kids crafts. Caterpillar Clothespin Kids Craft – Cute […]

9 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Eco-Friendly-Gift-Wrapping-Ideas

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 […]

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 […]

Recycling Facts for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
recycling-facts-for kids

Different materials can be recycled, including paper, plastic, glass, metal, textiles and electronic equipment. Here are some recycling facts to pass on to your kids. Metals Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. We use over 80 BILLION aluminum soda cans every year! Americans throw away enough steel […]

Water Conservation for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
teaching-kids-water-conservation

Water Conservation for Kids Our kids always learn in school that 70% of the Earth is covered by water.  Even though less than 1% is available for human use, there are at least 36 states in our country that are projecting water shortages in 2013 according to the Environmental Protection Agency.  Here are a few […]

Recycled Kid’s Craft: Cereal Box Puzzles

by Dinah Wulf
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Happy Earth Day!  In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share a special recycled craft I did with my daughter.  She may only be two, but crafting runs through my little one’s blood!  I love it!  We are always trying out different kid’s crafts.  Most of the time, I look for things around the […]

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