Repurposed Bottle Cap Magnets

by Dinah Wulf
Bottle Cap Magnets

The other day, I was reorganizing my drawers and found some Christmas photo cards from last year.  I love these 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 […]

DIY Reconstructed T Shirt

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Reconstructed T Shirt

At the last minute (the day before the game), my husband and I got tickets to see a Los Angeles Clipper basketball playoff game!  I was so excited, and one of the first things I thought about was, “what am I going to wear?” Before my husband left for work the morning of the game, […]

Recycled Water Bottle Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
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Repurposed DASANI Water Bottles DASANI believes in not only promoting the recycling of its bottles, but also promoting the many cool items the recycled bottles can become.  That’s why they partner with companies with similar mindsets, such as New Balance. DASANI and New Balance have partnered together for the launch of newSKYTM, a line of […]

DIY Recycled Colored Glass

by Dinah Wulf
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  I wanted to share a simple, quick, and inexpensive Mother’s Day gift idea.  This project is great for decorative purposes, or you can also make them for wedding or party centerpieces.  Here is how I made these decorative glass bottles. Here are the materials you need: Glasses, bottles, […]

Recycled Water Bottle Butterfly

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Water Bottle Butterflies (23)

I was originally inspired by this great post from Instructables, one of my favorite websites. I am throwing a garden themed party this year for my daughter’s birthday and thought that these would be perfect. They would also make cute adornments for gifts. Here is how I made these cute Recycled Water Bottle Butterflies. Materials: […]

How to Reuse Your Old Mattress

by Dinah Wulf
Recycle Your Mattress

Written By: Sunny Popali Whenever someone gets a new mattress, there is always the question of what to do with the old one after it has been replaced. Some people decide to throw it out, while others will determine that storage is the best course of action for the mattress. Whatever you decide to do, […]

Easy Easter Basket Update

by Dinah Wulf
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Every year it seems you buy a new Easter basket for your kids.   I say, first, remember where you put last year’s Easter basket, and second, don’t buy a new one!  Rather, update and recycle the old one! OR go to a thrift store and buy a used one and upcycle it. Here is my […]

Recycled Candy Wrapper Easter Basket

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Easter Basket

Celebrate the Pink, Yellow, and “Green” Hues of Easter TerraCycle® Provides Easter DIY Project and Free Collection Program for Candy Wrappers Spring is in the air, and the Easter bunny is just a hop, skip and a jump away. This year, make sure to fill your Easter baskets, but not your garbage cans, with sweet […]

Upcycled Sweaters

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Sweater Pin Cushion

Spring it here!!! It’s time to put away all those winter sweaters, or in my world upcycle them!  Upcycling is taking something old and repurposing it into something new.  As you may (or may not) know, I love promoting Etsy handmade sellers because I respect their craft and I just think it’s amazing all the […]

Recycled T Shirt Scrap Skirt

by Dinah Wulf
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My little one LOVES to play dress up. She’ll wear hats…sometimes more than one at a time. She doesn’t discriminate on the TYPE of hat… She loves sunglasses and purses… She loves scarves… She even wears fairy wings with her PJ’s around the house… During my spring cleaning, I always bring out a couple boxes.  […]

Places To Go: Arenbeology

by Dinah Wulf
Reclaimed Wood Furniture (3)

My family and I were out one day shopping in Costa Mesa.  While in route, I almost caused a car accident because I saw a sign on the side of the road that said, “100% Reclaimed Wood”, and yelled out for my husband to stop. Being used to this, he pulled over without question. The […]

DIY Reupholstered Chair

by Dinah Wulf
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DIY Reupholstered Chair, Written By: Loren Crane, Pandora’s Craft Box One cloudy day we found this lonely, awkward looking chair by the dumpster. I just saw the potential and the beauty this chair could bring to my home. We took it in and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into! We knew nothing of reupholstering […]

Simple Ways to Reuse and Repurpose

by Dinah Wulf
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Simple Ways to Reuse and Repurpose Did you know… Large oatmeal canisters are the perfect size to hold 2 rolls of toilet paper? Cover it up with decorative scrapbook paper to match your bathroom to make the perfect, but necessary hiding place. Pringles cans are the perfect size to store cookies. Pretty it up with […]

Repurposed Kitchen Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
Card-Catalog-Uses-in-the-Kitchen

My motto is, “Repurpose, Reinvent.” (If you haven’t noticed ;)) I thought I’d put together some of my favorite repurposed kitchen ideas from some of my favorite websites. A website I peruse often is Apartment Therapy.  They have countless inventive and creative ideas.  Check out this repurposed IKEA shoe rack turned pot holder and this […]

Chair Bench

by Dinah Wulf
mismatched-chair-bench

My friend emailed me a few pictures of a dining room set she wanted to try and update. The first thing I thought of when I saw the chairs was that we HAVE to upcycle them into a chair bench.  I first saw this idea on an HGTV show (I can’t remember which one but […]

TerraCycle Upcycled Valentine’s Craft

by Dinah Wulf
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LOVE THE PLANET THIS VALENTINE’S DAY Celebrate with Eco Games and Gifts from Upcycling Pioneer TerraCycle Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching.  Some are planning romantic dates with their longtime sweetheart.  Some are planning to finally ask out their crush at recess.  Regardless of your plans this Valentine’s Day, TerraCycle has […]

Wine Crate Shelves

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Wine Crates (4)

A few posts ago I wrote asking for help on recycled wine crate ideas.  I FINALLY thought of something! But first, as a recap, I’ve had these wine crates from a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower that I did.  You can get wine crates from any specialty wine store.  Oftentimes they are free or some stores […]

Repurposed Lighting Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Lighting (2)

Everywhere I go, I always have my camera.  Not only do I want to capture fun moments with my daughter, family, and friends, but I find decorating inspiration EVERYWHERE. I end up filing my pictures in digital folders on my computer. I just noticed that I had taken several pictures of lighting ideas and thought […]