Junk Drawer Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Junk Drawer Crafts

I made these simple junk drawer crafts for a fundraiser coming up.  I call them “junk drawer crafts” because they are recycled crafts literally made out of items I found in my horrendous kitchen and completely unorganized kitchen drawer (I was totally inspired to do this because I’m watching Craft Wars…awesome show!). I decided to […]

Recycled Book Page Butterfly Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Book Page Butterfly Wreath

If you follow me on Facebook, you saw this Recycled Book Page Butterfly Wreath I found on Pintrest. A few of us were commenting on how to make it and inspired each other to take this project on ourselves (Thank you, Elise, Rose, Katie, Jo, Michelle, and Zach & Lois… you all are the best!).  […]

Repurposed Headboards

by Dinah Wulf
Budget friendly headboards (2)

A DIY Inspired reader emailed me and asked for some repurposed headboard ideas… here we go! A headboard in your bedroom or guest room can make a dramatic impact.  Check out these low budget DIY headboard ideas using reused and recycled materials.  These repurposed headboards are made from everything from reclaimed wood to fabulous inexpensive […]

Recycled Coffee Filter Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
koffiefilter 3

I made this Coffee Filter Wreath a few months ago.  I came across my left over coffee filters the other day and thought I’d go online to look for some DIY inspiration.  I found some great ideas and some new favorite blogs.  Oh and by the way, here is how I made this Coffee Filter […]

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

by Barbara Hiatt
Mason Jar Soap Pump

Hello everyone!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, and I’m thrilled to be a guest here at DIY Inspired!  I’m such a fan of Dinah’s work, so having an opportunity to share one of my projects with you guys is so exciting!  I have a super simple project you can make with what you may […]

Repurposed Plant Hanger

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Plant Hanger 020

Oh my! This may be one of my most fun projects to date! When my husband and I moved into our home, I found this pile of junk lying on the ground on the side of the house. The first thing that caught my eye was the rusty iron plant hanger.  I didn’t quite know […]

Repurposed Phonebook Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Phonebook

I don’t know why I get SO annoyed when this shows up at my front door step. The phonebook.  Every year I get it; it stays in the plastic bag and gets shoved in this cupboard I can’t reach above my stove.  When I get the next one, I throw the old one away (still […]

Father’s Day Bouquet

by Dinah Wulf
Father's day Bouquet

Here is something you can do last minute for Father’s Day.  I hope I’m not posting it too late, but I’m taking the chance that my husband won’t look at my website until Monday!  It’s very easy and inexpensive. I think many of us enjoy receiving bouquets of flowers, however for many men in our […]

Recycled Text Books

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Text Books (4)

Recycled Text Books, Written By Caitlin Farkas (@Ms_Cait) of This Crazy Life You, your kids or someone you know is graduating from school. After the congratulations are put to rest, the cake is eaten and the money collected there’s something left over that might seem to intrude on your living space; textbooks. Every student has them, […]

Repurposed Coffee Cans

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Coffee Can Ideas (2)

Not that long ago, I posted on my Facebook page, “What can I repurpose a large coffee can into? Hmmmm…” Joann said a flower pot. Flomo said a centerpiece. Charlotte suggested baking apple bread in it!  Such great ideas!  After some thought, here are some ideas I came up with for repurposed coffee cans. Craft […]

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 […]

Repurposed Shadow Box

by Loren Crane
shadow box foot stool

  I am very happy to be a guest here at DIY Inspired! I want to thank Dinah for the opportunity.  I am Loren over at  Pandora’s Craft box. I am a full time mom and crafter. I hate to cook but love to make messes. I am clumsy and hot tempered but I love with […]

Recycled Water Bottle Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
5-4-12 027

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 […]

Upcycled Vanity

by Loren Crane
finisheddeskwithchair

Written By Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box   I am finally back in my groove in doing projects after taking a month off. I’ve been working overtime trying to setup and maintain my blog that I needed a small break. I did not know how much I would miss doing projects until I finished […]

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, […]

One Year Blogaversary

by Dinah Wulf
One Year Blogaversary

Hope everyone had a great Earth Day yesterday!  Today is my one year Blogaversary! I cannot believe one blogging year has passed me by already.  It went so fast.  I knew I would stick to it (as I have seen several come and go in such a short time), but I honestly did not foresee […]

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 […]