I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

by Dinah Wulf
Green Christmas (6)

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas for two reasons! The first reason is because my favorite color is green, and secondly because “green” also means eco-friendly. Same word, two meanings.  What do you call that again? Think think think… ah yes! A homonym!  See? I did pay attention in school.  That or I Googled it, […]

Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow

by Dinah Wulf

I purchased these coffee bean sacks from a flea market a while ago.  They have been sitting in my craft closet just waiting to be transformed.  Ever since we remodeled our patio, I knew I wanted to make this Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow.  I knew it would look fabulous on my new outdoor furniture.  […]

DIY Lighting Knock Offs

by Dinah Wulf
west elm knock off lamp

When I first started blogging I knew what I wanted my “brand” to be.  I knew that I wanted to inspire people to save money but in a creative and beautiful way.   What I also wanted was to focus on recycling and reuse.  Whether it’d be from transforming a thrift store find, or thinking twice […]

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf
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I have been using recycled bags for about two and a half years now.  I have a pet peeve when the cashier forgets and puts whatever it is I purchase in a plastic bag.  Then, I have to kindly ask them to switch bags and explain that I haven’t come home with a plastic bag […]

Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Ornament

I don’t know about you but I receive a lot of Christmas cards in the mail.  Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE receiving them, especially the ones with the family photos.  I love seeing my loved one’s kids grow up, seeing new additions, and even seeing what funny costumes their pets will be wearing.  You […]

DIY Colored Glass Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
Stained Mason Jars

Since I have done so many mason jar crafts, I have always wanted to try DIY Colored Glass.  I searched the web and found some great tutorials, but as always found my favorite one and tweaked it a little. I love these jars because they are so pretty and useful at the same time.  You […]

Happy Meal Toy Memory Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
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I don’t know about you but I am guilty of going through the McDonald’s drive thru every once in a while.  My daughter loves it, so maybe twice a month she gets to go.  Just like when I was a kid, she loves getting the toy in each chicken nugget Happy Meal that we order.  […]

Book Folding Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled book folding (4)

I am so excited to share one of my favorite tutorials from Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box.  This book folding art is a great way to upcycle an old book. Written By Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box Here’s a new craft idea I learned it’s called book folding. I occasionally saw it in […]

Recycled T Shirt Bunting

by Dinah Wulf
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I wanted to spruce up my mantle for the holidays so I decided to make a Thanksgiving banner.  Naturally, I wanted to use recycled materials so I found an old wrinkled cotton T shirt in my husband’s side of the closet (my side is neat and tidy of course!).  There was a huge stain on […]

Shoe Box Lid Clock

by Dinah Wulf
Shoe Box Clock (2)

I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycle some shoe boxes and make shoe box lid wall art instead of buying paint canvases from the craft store.  For one of them, I thought I’d turn into a clock using a clock kit from […]

Shoe Box Lid Wall Art

by Dinah Wulf
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I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it again!  I’m cheap!  Let me add to that; I may have an acute hoarding problem as well.  Wait. Is “acute hoarding” and oxymoron?   Anyway, I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycled some […]

Baptism for Twins Sneak Peek

by Dinah Wulf
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Guess what?? I’m a Godmother!  Guess what else?  OF TWINS!! I am so excited and truly honored to be the Godmother of my best friend’s daughters.  Needless to say, I wanted to help with the decorations for the Baptism reception.  So, here is a Baptism for Twins Sneak Peek! First of all, I have to […]

Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping

by Dinah Wulf
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I can’t believe this is my 400th post!  Thought I’d celebrate by sharing a lovely event I went to.  Recently, I attended the Socal Social here in Orange County, a local get together for Bloggers.  I didn’t know what to expect, as this was the first blog conference I had ever attended.  All I have […]

Tissue Box Monster

by Dinah Wulf
Halloween Kid's Craft

Seventh Generation came out with the cutest DIY tissue box monster video on YouTube showing appreciation for their one million Facebook fans.  Congratulations, Seventh Generation!  Check the adorable video out here: As a fan of Seventh Generation products myself (I love that they promote healthy products, healthy environment, healthy communities, and healthy company!), I decided […]

Four Easy Halloween Party Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
Glittered Skulls

If you couldn’t tell, my favorite holiday is Halloween.  I love everything about it; the decorations, the costumes, the weather, taking the kids trick-or-treating, and of course, the parties.  I’ve recently been able to participate in taking the kids trick-or-treating last year since my daughter is only two.  It’s a big production.  We meet at […]

Burlap Scrap Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
Burlap scrap wreath

OK, I’m calling this a Burlap Scrap Wreath because not only is it made out of burlap scraps; this wreath is also made out of craft scraps.  It is made out of plumbing insulation, burlap left over from my burlap stenciled placemats, frames from my daughter’s butterfly themed birthday party, tulle from my daughters Alice […]

Repurposed Doors

by Dinah Wulf
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There is so much inspiration out there for recycled DIY repurposed furniture ideas.  I’ve noticed during my recent flea market trips and visits to Habitat for Humanity Restore that you can easily pick up an inexpensive wooden door.  Here are some amazing ideas I found for repurposed doors. How about making a kitchen island?  This […]

Recycled Plastic Container Crown

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled-Plastic-Container-Crown

This year for Halloween my family is going to be the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.  As you know I preach recycled crafting and I made a DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat out of a cardboard box and hanger (among other things), but this time I decided to […]