DIY White-Washed Screen

by T Berokoff
DIY White-Washed Screen (5)

DIY White-Washed Screen               I’ve always loved the look of white-wash, so decided to try it on a screen for the fireplace. Summer is here and with the metal screen in storage, I looked no farther than the pallets stacked in the garage for building materials to build a summer screen.  To make a […]

3 Beach Inspired Crafts for Adults with Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
3 Beach Inspired Crafts for Adults with Tutorials

With summer here, the beach really inspires me creatively, especially when it comes to entertaining. Here are 3 beach inspired crafts for adults with step by step instructions. You can use all three for your summer parties and BBQs this year! DIY Shell Napkin Rings Materials:                    Shells Rope- I used manila rope (3/8 inch X […]

How to Make Cardboard Emoji Faces

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Emojis

The other day I shared the Emoji party favors I made for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. Today, I want to share how to make cardboard emoji faces. I love decorating for parties, but it’s important that I do it as cheaply as possible. So, with some cardboard boxes I found in our garage ready […]

Trash to Treasure Garden Decor

by T Berokoff
Trash to Treasure Garden (12)

Trash to Treasure Garden Decor: From Rusty Metal Pieces to Inviting Rest Area To encourage people to use our front door instead of our back door, we added a pull- in and rest area in our front yard.  We started by using two tree stumps from trees we had removed when we moved into the […]

Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

by T Berokoff
Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

Trash to Treasure: Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle When I found this 5 gallon water bottle I knew it was old because the marking in the glass on the bottom of the bottle read 72.  I found this meant it was made in 1972.   If I could clean it, I had the perfect place […]

School Auction Basket Idea

by Dinah Wulf
Organic Themed Gift Basket for School Auction

My friend Maria volunteered to make the school auction basket for the carnival this year. She decided on an eco-friendly theme. It was filled with gift cards, organic snacks, non-toxic beauty products, and eco-friendly household products. Maria enlisted my help to wrap it up and put it all together. I loved the result so I […]

Repurposed Barbed Wire Wall Art

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Barbed Wire Heart

Repurposed Barbed Wire Wall Art We keep removing barbed wire on our property for safety reasons – four dogs!  We are also finding old pieces of wood.  In wanting to use the wire and wood we are finding, first I made a lampshade cover out of the wire and now I’m using the wood and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upcycled Razor Refill Cases

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Razor Boxes turned Pill Boxes

Upcycled Razor Refill Cases I’ve saved Intuition razor refill cases for some time but didn’t know why, except that I thought they would be good to reuse for something someday.  Then inspiration hit!  Why not take these lids that I used to throw away and use them to solve a pill problem.  Let me explain.  […]

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

by Medina Grillo
DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame My son and I created this pencil frame for his Nursery  teacher before she left for maternity.  She absolutely  loved it! It was fun and super easy to do. Its also a great way to recycle unused pencils and the great thing about it, is that any leftover from this project […]

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 […]

Recycled Can Centerpieces with Succulents

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Can Centerpieces with Succulents

My best girlfriends and I recently threw a birthday party for one of our best friends.  To save on cost and expenses, we crafted as much as possible. I made the cake topper and party centerpieces on a budget. This way, we were able to splurge on the food, cake, and fresh flowers. Perfect for […]

DIY Repurposed Coasters

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Repurposed Coasters (6)

I love DIY challenges and upcycling trash into treasure is a true passion of mine. I have been guest blogging for Bestlaminate for a while now, and I have loved coming up with repurposed flooring plank projects. This time, I am sharing how to make DIY repurposed coasters out of left over flooring planks. Here […]

Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Ring

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Rings Recycled Craft

This post, Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Ring, is sponsored by Bounty. All opinions are 100% my own. Bounty paper towels have taken over my household and I know that I will be able to rely on them when cleaning up my messes this upcoming Thanksgiving (which will be here before we know it!).  In […]

Repurposed Chicken Feeder

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Chicken Feeder Wall Art

Repurposed Chicken Feeder: From Rescued Feed Tray to Wall Art This project was created to add some color to our white walls.  Using another “found” object, an old feed tray, I was able, with a bit of elbow grease and paint to create a cheerful piece of “wall art”.  Here’s the rusty chicken feed tray […]

Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign

Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign What do you do with an old beat up wheelbarrow?  Use it to display your house numbers!  Now our house numbers can be easily be seen from the street.  This trash to treasure make over began with finding it in a field.  First, it needed to be taken apart, cleaned and […]

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 […]

Recycle Bags Turned Reusable Snack Bags

by Dinah Wulf
Recycle Bags Turned Reusable Small Snack Bags

This article, Recycle Bags Turned Reusable Snack Bags, is sponsored by the VELCRO® Brand. All opinions are 100% my own. Now that school is well underway, I thought I’d share a great back-to-school hack by making inexpensive recycle bags into reusable snack bags for school lunches. VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics was perfect for […]

Spooky Halloween Recycled Jars

by Dinah Wulf
Spooky Halloween Recycled Jars

For some reason I cringe every time I throw a jar or plastic container away.  I feel a very strong urge to hoard it.  Many times I do. My cupboard is filled with empty sauce jars, cans, sour cream containers, and the like.  You never know when you are going to need one to make […]

15 Mason Jar Crafts You Can Use for Your Wedding

by Tara Kramarsky
15 Mason Jar Crafts You Can Use for Your Wedding DIY Inspired

If you’re trying to save money by doing your own table centerpieces for your wedding, there are SO many different things you can do. If you’ve spent time on Pinterest lately, I’m sure you’ve seen that anything having to do with mason jars is in. You might think they couldn’t be that many things that […]

15 Creative Camping Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

by Tara Kramarsky
Creative Camping Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

Camping seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate. I’m more of a RV camper myself but no matter if you’re sleeping under the stars, camping in a tent or glamping, there are things that you can do to better prepare yourself and your family. Learning from the more experienced […]