Salvaged Wood Toy Chest

by Dinah Wulf
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The minute I received this toy chest in the mail I had to share it on my blog. You see, my father has been a Cardiologist in the same hospital and nursing home in the same small town for almost forty years and as a result, he has developed some close familial relationships with his […]

Eco-friendly Gift Tags and Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf
Gift Wrapping Idea

Here are some creative and inspiring eco-friendly gift tags and gift wrapping ideas in time for the holidays.   Check out these beautiful gift tags made out of recycled CD’s from our friends at Bellenza!   Also from Bellenza, here is a tutorial for making eco-friendly gift packaging with decoupage paper mosaics.   Personalize your gift […]

Candy Mason Jar

by Dinah Wulf
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Yet another recycled Mason jar project here! I saw this DIY project on the Nate Show last week and I’ve been dying to try it! I recently made these frosted Mason jar tea light holders and I had a few Mason jars left over. This project was super easy and took little time and money […]

30 DIY Gift Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

Click on the link for DIY inspiration and tutorials for these 30 DIY gift ideas. All of them are clever, creative, and won’t break the bank.  Only have ten minutes to make your gift? Scroll all the way down to see quick and easy budget-friendly DIY gifts by  Here we go… 30 DIY Gift Ideas! […]

Coffee Filter Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
How to make a coffee filter wreath

  So I bought six feet of plumbing insulation tube at Home Depot to make this wreath out of antique book pages.  The project only needed thirty six inches, so I had enough to make a second wreath. I had seen amazingly creative DIY projects made out of coffee filters, including wreaths, and with the […]

Paint Stick Crafts

by Dinah Wulf

If you know me (or read this blog) you know what a cheapskate I am…I mean “budget conscious”.  So naturally, anytime I find a craft material I can get for FREE, I’ll find SOMETHING to do with it. Anytime you buy paint, the guy (or gal) who mixes it will always throw in a few […]

Coat Hanger Wreath

by Dinah Wulf

Coat Hanger Wreath written by Michal Sparks My quick coat hanger wreath is one of those holiday decorations that you can make with just stuff from your house and yard. The only item you might need is thin wire such as green florist wire that can be found at any craft store. OK, first you […]

DIY Apothecary Jars

by Dinah Wulf
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I love the look of apothecary jars.  They are so beautiful and can serve several display purposes.  You can use them for candy, holiday decorations, or even display your collections. They look pretty on a mantel or kitchen island or even a bathroom filled with sponges or shells.  I like to use them for candy […]

Repurposed Pallets

by Dinah Wulf
Design Finch

I love the idea of repurposed pallets into furniture or art.  When I first thought of doing my own project, I would drive around town looking near the dumpsters of commercial and retail buildings.  The last time I went to Home Depot, I asked if I could buy them and they said depending on the […]

Repurposed Media Cabinets

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Media Cabinet

There are so many great things about the flat screen television of today.  For example, a) the picture is almost better than real life, b) they have a great sleek modern look, c) although the screen is bigger, they take up less space because you can hang them on your wall. But the WORST thing […]

Scrabble Art

by Dinah Wulf

I’ve seen a lot of Scrabble craft projects like ornaments, key chains, and jewelry on Pinterest and Etsy, which gave me inspiration to do this project.  We had an extra old Scrabble game sitting all alone in our closet ever since we got… wait for it… the Scrabble Diamond Addition! Yes, I am quite the […]

Crafting With Toilet Paper Rolls

by Dinah Wulf

Today, November 15th, is the 13th annual America Recycles Day! What better way to celebrate than to get some craft inspiration for recycling something EVERY American family has in their home? I have become obsessed with the website, Pinterest, especially the DIY and Crafts section.  It has become a part of my daily routine just like […]

Upcycled Gift Card Charms

by Dinah Wulf

Upcycled Gift Card Charms written by Michal Sparks     Being the Mom to a couple of teenagers our life could not move forward without ipods and itunes so as a result we have numerous itunes gift cards. These cards are particularly brightly colored and my daughter Ivy and I got to thinking……We made heart […]

DIY Headboard

by Dinah Wulf
Canvas Headboard

So when a couple finally moves in together, so does all of your stuff.  Unfortunately there are things that come with every bachelor now husband that you wish you could just throw away.  In my case, my hubby came with this enormous and atrocious orange painting (oh yeah and a garbage disposal lamp and a […]

Wine Tasting Party

by Dinah Wulf

I don’t know much about wine, but one of my best friends, and bride to be LOVES it.  Her mother, sister, and I decided to throw her a wine tasting bridal shower party. I have to say, it was one of the best showers I have been to.  Between the bridal shower games and the […]

83 Inventive Ways to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

by Dinah Wulf
Six Creative Ways to Recycle Old Crates

I have been blogging for over four months now.  In the beginning, I knew I wanted to blog about things that I enjoy doing but I didn’t really have a plan.  I’d take it one day at a time and just figure it out as I go. A common thread ended up being the whole […]

Places To Go: Old Good Things

by Dinah Wulf
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I finally get the phrase, “It’s like being a kid in a candy store.” I mean, I always knew what it implied, however I think I saw white lights and heard a choir of angels singing when I walked into Old Good Things, an architectural salvage wonderland. First of all, going there was my husband’s […]

6 Ways to Repurpose Suitcases

by Dinah Wulf
vintage suitcase- craft storage

6 Ways to Repurpose Suitcases I love the look of vintage suitcases.  There are so many beautiful styles and colors.  Made of many different materials, vintage suitcases are perfect for repurposing and adding some character and style to your home decor. Vintage suitcases can be purchased at any thrift shop, flea market, or antique store. […]

Hollow Book Safe How To

by Dinah Wulf
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Arguably, “vintage” is anything 50 years or older while “antique” is considered anything that is 100 years or older.  The difference between the two always confused me, so naturally I Googled it.  I tend to Google everything that I am unsure of (which is a lot of things). That didn’t help, because everyone and their […]

7 Ways to Reuse Light Bulbs

by Dinah Wulf

7 Ways to Reuse Light Bulbs So I decided that today is Reuse and Recycle Friday. If you’ve been following my blog then you are familiar with my obsession to creatively recycle, reuse, and repurpose.  I’ve done blog posts in the past about reusing old, crates, old books, boxes, jars, beer bottles, you name it. […]

Trash to Treasure: Recycling Old Crates

by Dinah Wulf
Crates Drawer

Trash to Treasure: Recycling Old Crates I’ve blogged about it numerous times and I have to do it again!  This is yet another post on reusing, recycling, and repurposing.  Today I decided to take on recycling old crates!   Who knew shipping crates could look this good? This was a post on Design Squish that […]

Repurposed Kid’s Storage Solutions

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Office Storage

Repurposed Kid’s Storage Solutions Summer is almost over, which means it’s time for back to school!  There’s no better time than now to make sure your little ones are organized and clutter free. Better Homes and Gardens is one of my favorite websites and magazines to peruse for innovative storage solutions and ideas. Here are […]