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
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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 […]

Upcycled Vanity

by Loren Crane

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 […]

Repurposed Mailbox Ideas

by Dinah Wulf

So, our new house is coming along.  We’ve been doing a lot of small things like changing light fixtures, cleaning carpets, and updating the old mailbox.  Here is a picture of the old one. My husband, for some reason hated this mailbox.  Probably because it still had the old owner’s names engraved in it.  So […]

Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds

by Dinah Wulf
Flea Market Finds Two (9)

I have written a prior post on some of my flea market finds.  Since then, I have had some other great Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds that I wanted to share with you. For me, I find a thrill in flea market and thrift store shopping.  I love the hunt for a great deal […]

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 […]

Repurposed Spice Rack

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Spice Rack (9)

The other day I was doing some spring cleaning and purging. Although I feel like I’m ALWAYS cleaning, I noticed a little bit of dust on my spice rack.  Then it dawned on me.  I have had that spice rack for over five years and I have NEVER used it.  Why do I have a […]

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

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 […]

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 […]