24 Mason Jar and Book Page Recycled Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

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 […]

Recycled Plastic Jug Robot Bank Kids Craft

by Dinah Wulf
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We save a lot of our plastic containers and reuse them for several things.  This time, Mia and I decided to make a robot bank out of a recycled plastic jug. Mia named him “Mr. Robot”. She speaks in a deep voice whenever she refers to him which cracks me up! We made our robot […]

Paper Towel Roll Napkin Rings

by Dinah Wulf

My daughter’s Valentine party is tomorrow at her preschool and I was assigned to bring 12 napkins. How boring is that? I decided that I couldn’t just bring napkins. I also realized that I’m probably that Mom that all the other Mom’s hate because everything I bring has a crafty twist to it.  I can […]

8 Creative Recycled Kids Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

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 […]

15 Minute Craft: Paper Towel Roll Valentine Scroll

by Dinah Wulf
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Woo hoo! Another series of Craft Lightening is here and I am sharing a fun recycled Valentine that my daughter and I made for my husband (hopefully he doesn’t see this post before Valentine’s Day)! This craft only takes fifteen minutes (or less) to make.  Here is how we made our Paper Towel Roll Valentine […]

Encourage a Creative Green Living with your Kids

by Dinah Wulf
REPREVE Beanie Collage

Thank you to REPREVE for sponsoring, Encourage a Creative Green Living with your Kids. A few days ago, I introduced REPREVE, a recycled fiber that helps turn plastic bottles you recycle into cool stuff you can wear and use every day. REPREVE is what turns 12 recycled plastic bottles into the two green beanies Mia and […]

Repurposed Cabinet Turned Jewelry Organizer

by Dinah Wulf

A while ago, I saw a pin on Pinterest for this amazing trash to treasure idea for a jewelry organizer made by Liz Marie on her blog Liz Marie Blog. She did such an amazing job that I pinned it right away and tucked it away in my mind to do for a later date. […]

Best of DIY Inspired 2013

by Dinah Wulf
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Happy New Year!!!!!! I can’t believe it’s 2014.  I remember New Year’s 1994 when I was 18 and thinking that 20 years was SO far away.  What happened? Where does the time go? I feel that way with blogging too.  It’s been over two and a half years now and just FLYING by. At the […]

#TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled

by Dinah Wulf
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Thank you to REPREVE for sponsoring todays post, #TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled! All opinions are 100% my own! As you may (or may not!) know I am a promoter of all things repurposed, recycled, upcycled, reused, you name it! My entire blog and other blog are full of creative ways to reuse. This is why […]

Metallic Mason Jar Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf

You KNOW I love a good Mason jar craft.  I’ve even done a round-up of Mason Jar Crafts in the past. Most recently, I glittered some for to look like candy corn for Halloween and Fall. This time, I wanted to come up with something quick and easy.  Specifically, I wanted to make this Metallic […]

Recycled Paper Dolls

by Dinah Wulf
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This post Recycled Paper Dolls, was originally written for my other blog that I had to say farewell to, BUT I did want to share this fun kids craft that my daughter and I did together. The other day we were in the craft room and Mia asked me if we could make dolls that look […]

Toilet Paper Roll and Shoe Box Castle

by Dinah Wulf

Toilet Paper Roll and Shoe Box Castle, was originally published on my other blog that I had to say farewell to. BUT, I still wanted to share this fun project Mia and I did over here on DIY Inspired. I hope you like it! Mia and I had SOOO much fun making this Toilet Paper […]

9 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

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 […]

Gift Card Pairing Ideas for the Holidays

by Dinah Wulf

Gift Card Pairing Ideas is sponsored by Ralph’s.  All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve often heard people say “gift cards are so impersonal”.  On the contrary, gift cards allow the recipient to buy what their hearts desire without the hassles and hurts of playing the return and exchange game. I’ve put together a fun […]

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 […]

See-Through Owl Halloween Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf

See-Through Owl Halloween Party Favors was originally written for my other blog that I had to say farewell to! BUT, the good news is that I still wanted to share this fun owl craft with you. We are having a few friends over this year to take our kids trick-or-treating on Halloween.  I just couldn’t resist […]

How Going DIY Helps the Environment

by Dinah Wulf

How Going DIY Helps the Environment is a Guest Post Written by Andy Giardo. Photo of a upcycled bowl made from cans by bee-cycle via Flickr Saving on energy has deep roots closely tied to the burgeoning indie craft community. It may seem a crazy connection, but the ties between the two movements are closer than […]

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 […]