DIY Repurposed Gift Card Holder

by Dinah Wulf
Brown Paper Bag Turned Chic Gift Card Holder (650x584)

Thank you to J. Jill for sponsoring this post and giveaway, DIY Repurposed Gift Card Holder. All opinions are 100% my own. I am so excited to a) show you how to make a DIY gift card holder out of a brown paper bag, and b) give one lucky winner this DIY gift card holder […]

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

by Dinah Wulf

The other day, I had a random playdate with a couple of my best friend’s daughters. When they come to spend time with me, we always do a craft together.  I wanted to do something seasonal, with items I have in my craft closet, so we ended up making these toilet paper roll reindeer. Materials: […]

Turkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft

by Dinah Wulf

As you may already know, I hoard toilet paper rolls. When you have young kids, you never know when the ultimate toilet paper roll craft may strike! After all I HAVE made quite a few toilet paper roll crafts with Mia! This time, we made a turkey with some colorful feathers we made from our […]

DIY Christmas Card Display

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Display with Chicken Wire (1)

  This article, DIY Christmas Card Display, is sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings. All opinions are 100% my own. Lucky for me, this year I was able to design my custom Christmas cards with Pear Tree Greetings. There were SO many choices for holiday photo cards I couldn’t decide. Their personalization process made it so […]

Thanksgiving Recycled Crafts for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
Thanksgiving Recycled Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration with family and friends. For my family, it’s probably one of the largest gatherings of all the friends and family members of the year. For us, that also means several kiddos running around. I love to have Thanksgiving recycled crafts readily available to the kids. To prepare, I like […]

Toilet Paper Roll Spider

by Dinah Wulf

Mia and I love doing toilet paper roll crafts. The craft closet is always stocked with them. As usual, when we decide on a craft to make, whatever Mia says goes! This time, since we are so close to Halloween, we decided to make a little spider.  We left the top open so that you […]

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 […]

Recycled Fall Crafts for Kids

by Dinah Wulf

When the weather starts getting a little cooler, it’s nice to be inside getting creative with your kids. I’ve gathered sixteen recycled fall crafts for kids from several talented Bloggers. The list contains projects you can make using recycled items such as toilet paper rolls, paper plates, old socks, bottle caps, lids, magazines, and more. […]

Upcycled Pine Cone Pets

by Dinah Wulf
Pine Cone Pet Dog

My daughter and I went for a walk to the park not long ago with the intentions of hopefully making some new friends her age to play with, not to make upcycled pine cone pets. By the time we got there, the sun was blazing and the park was empty. It was so hot, that […]

Become an Animal Hero

by Dinah Wulf

My family and I had a fun trip to the Santa Ana Zoo this weekend.  I noticed a campaign they had called “Become and Animal Hero”, promoting conservation and protection of our homes, animals, and planet. They were signs posted throughout the park offering tips and ideas on recycling, water and energy conservation, and the […]

Plastic Recycling Facts I Learned at the Aquarium

by Dinah Wulf

My family went to the Aquarium of the Pacific last weekend in Long Beach, California. It was the first time my daughter has ever been there. We had a great time looking, feeling, and learning about marine life of all kinds. My daughter in particular loved the jellyfish and sea horses. I had never seen […]

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf
Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping (5)

If you have been following along both of my blogs, this one and Inheriting Our Planet, you may have noticed all the posts I have been writing about my amazing trip to Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto in Mexico! Of COURSE I had to bring home a few souvenirs from my trip. […]

Camping Ideas and Tips

by Dinah Wulf
Camping Ideas and Tips (650x542)

Happy Friday! With summertime well underway, I thought I’d put together a list of helpful checklists, camping ideas and tips, DIY hacks and ideas, games, crafts, and tasty treats from some fabulous fellow Bloggers. Here we go! Check Lists and Camping Tips: Checklists, tips, and tricks to help prepare you for a successful and safe […]

Recycled Vintage Jewelry Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Vintage Jewelry Inspiration

I love going to vintage flea markets. I am so attracted to the booths with vintage jewelry and embellishments. In the past I have attempted to upcycle my own jewelry but for some reason, I am horrible at it! My pieces always fall apart.  I really should take a class. This, however, doesn’t stop me […]

Gold and Glittered Mason Jar Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf
gold and glitter mason jars (1)

I have done so many Mason Jar Crafts over the years.  This time, I wanted to try out some new Krylon glitter blast spray paint that I got.  I decided to make a Gold and Glittered Mason Jar Centerpiece. It turned out beautifully and I only needed a few materials to get the job done. […]

Father’s Day Gift Wrapping and Printable

by Dinah Wulf
eco-friendly father's day gift wrapping

Did you know that a 5X7 frame fits perfectly in a Cheez-It’s box? Me neither until now! I, of course, am too cheap to buy gift wrapping boxes.  As you can see here and here and here… oh and here! Man I am thrifty! With Father’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d do a […]

Repurposed Bed Spring Craft Storage

by Dinah Wulf
repurposed-bed-spring-craft-storage (6)

Recently I posted a tour of my craft room. Believe it or not, I am running out of space for my stuff… I know… I’m crazy. My daughter outgrew her toddler bed and I wanted to repurposed her bed spring somehow.  After thinking about it for a few days I ended up making Repurposed Bed […]

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

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 Ninja Turtle Bowling

by Loren Crane

Recycled Plastic Bottle Ninja Turtle Bowling, written by Loren Crane It has been raining most of the week here and my kiddo can get pretty bored and starts getting cranky being cooped up in the house all the time. The first place I go to in my recyclable stash! It’s always fun to come up with […]

Recycled Gift Wrapping Idea: Pop Top Cans

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Gift Wrapping Idea

I first saw this trash to treasure idea on the Dukes & Duchesses blog. Randi made the most adorable Pop Top Valentine in a Can. She also made Christmas pop top tins. It just so happened that I was at my crafty older brother’s house helping purge his things for a move and he had […]

Recycled Soda Bottle Pots of Gold

by Loren Crane

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and our kiddos love hearing the story of a pot full of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I know I did as a child, for adult it might mean something different St. Patrick’s Day but I always looked forward to my little basket of chocolate! I wanted […]