Amazing Repurposed Rubber Tires

by Dinah Wulf
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Rubber tires are so problematic to landfills that 11 U.S. states ban tires from landfills, and all but eight states have some sort of restriction on how tires can be disposed. Not only are they slow to degrade, but they also tend to rise to the surface, which causes a problem with landfill covers. In […]

Stuffed Animal Toy Storage

by Dinah Wulf
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Today I had to share my obsession with reuse and repurposing… either that or I’m a hoarder I haven’t quite figured that out yet or at least come to terms with “hoarding”.  I turned literal trash into a centerpiece and then into stuffed animal toy storage.  Yeah I know. I have issues. I originally found […]

Repurposed Vintage Door Knobs

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is peruse vintage flea markets.  I have noticed that you can find vintage door knobs in abundance and for a decent price.  They come in various colors and styles and in in different materials like glass and metal as well.  Sometimes you can even find […]

100 Creative Ways to Recycle

by Dinah Wulf
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I am very close to publishing 500 posts on this blog in less than two years! Geesh!! Looking back, many of these posts (if not all) are focused on reuse and repurposing.  I thought I’d put together a round-up of some of these amazing ideas I have found over the past several months.  Once you […]

Painted Colored Glass Vases

by Dinah Wulf
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I went thrift store shopping the other day in search of some new projects and came up empty handed.  I even went to five different thrift stores.  On my way home I pass Goodwill.  Being the cheapskate I am I didn’t plan on stopping in because I think their prices are too high, but having […]

Recycled Coin Wrapper Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
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Ever since I started this blog, one of my besties tells me she finds it difficult to throw things away.  She said she thinks to herself, “Dinah could make something out of this.”  So, when I saw her the other day she handed me a baggie of coin wrappers.  “Here, make something out of this.”  […]

Upcycled Lighting Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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I have written about repurposed lighting ideas before from inspirations I found while shopping out and about in retail stores.  I haven’t written about upcycled lighting ideas, however, from my internet shopping trips!  There are so many fantastic ideas out there… several I would have NEVER even dreamt of that I thought I’d put together […]

Craft Room Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Glass Jar Craft Storage

We moved into this house in February of this year and we never used the office.  I housed all my craft supplies in the closet, and had an old desk, filing cabinet, and office chair in it but that was it. So this year when my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I thought […]

Top 15 Recycled Crafts and Projects of 2012

by Dinah Wulf
Top 15 Recycled Craft and Projects of 2012

It is so tough to figure out what the top projects are for the 2012, especially when you have to sort through over 200 posts I wrote this year!  I ended up narrowing them down specifically to recycled, repurposed, or upcycled projects.  All of these got a lot of love from social media.  They have […]

DIY Craft Organization Board

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Board

This painting I found was in a pile of unwanted garage sale items about to hit the trash.  Lucky for me, I was able to salvage a few of them before their journey to the garbage dump and ultimate demise. I am re-doing my office into a craft room…yay… and wanted to turn this old […]

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

by Dinah Wulf
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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.  […]

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 […]

Book Folding Tutorial

by Loren Crane
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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 […]

CD Tower Advent Calendar

by Dinah Wulf
CD Tower Advent Calendar

  I was so excited to make an advent calendar this year because my daughter is finally old enough.  I searched online for some inspiration and saw some great advent calendar ideas but none that I really wanted to do.  Then one day, I was getting my guest room ready for some visiting friends and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]