Earth Day Craft: Upcycled Bud Vase


Today’s guest post is from one of my good friends, Dinah from DIY Inspired & Inheriting Our Planet. I am always amazed at how Dinah can take an object and upcycle it into something pretty darn awesome. I was thrilled when she said yes to guest posting and doing an Earth Day craft. Thanks so much Dinah! I am so excited to share a fun and simple upcycled craft for Earth Day today here at A Spectacled Owl! I am {Read More}

Mother’s Day Crafts: Flowers on a Budget


This post is part of the Sharing is Caring Mother’s Day Blog Hop hosted by Life With Lovebugs, Powerful Mothering and Feeding Big! Mother’s Day is a special day when you get to tell your Mom (or anyone that is a mother figure in your life) how much you love her and appreciate everything she has done for you.  This Mother’s Day, you can give her something extra special and do it on a budget!  Here are 3 ways to {Read More}

DIY Painted Grapevine Wreath Tutorial

DIY Painted Grapevine Wreath Tutorial

For the last couple weeks, I have been drooling over 2 wreaths that I have pinned on Pinterest. The first one was done by my friend Dinah over at DIY Inspired and the other was over at Sweet Daisy Design. When I went to Michael’s this past week, their 18″ grapevine wreaths were on sale for $1.89 (usually $5)! I couldn’t pass up that great deal, so I grabbed 3 and hoped I could make something great! The first thing I {Read More}

Simple Make Your Own Chalkboard Tutorial


Today I am guest posting over at Budget Earth with a Make Your Own Chalkboard Tutorial.  My friend Susan is the owner of Budget Earth where she shares how to live a green lifestyle, while still living on a budget.  She covers a variety of topics, like how to make homemade meals, shares green cleaning products and ways to keep your family healthier. I hope you enjoy my tutorial about how to make a chalkboard from an old ugly painting.  I had {Read More}

25 Mother’s Day Crafts & DIY Gifts

Mother's Day Crafts

Mother’s Day is a special day when we get to show our Mom’s, Grandmother’s or Mother figure’s how much they have meant to our lives. This year, I really want to make something special for the Mom’s in my life.  I’ve found some fantastic crafts & DIY gifts that I want to share with you all.  Thank you to all these wonderful sites that have made these wonderful tutorials! Glass Tile Pendant Necklace from Sugar Bee Crafts Handprint Apron from {Read More}

{Guest Post} DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Drop Cloth Curtains

Since I am on vacation this week, I asked a couple friends of mine to guest post here on A Spectacled Owl. Barbara, owner of Chase The Star, asked me what post I’d like for her to share.  I thought about it awhile & realized I would love for her to share the first post I ever read on her blog.  She wrote this post in June of 2012 and I remember bookmarking it, showing it to my husband Daniel, {Read More}

DIY Easter Wreath and Vase


I am so happy to share two crafts that I did this past week.  I’m also really excited to bring to you the Sharing is Caring Blog Hop – Easter Edition hosted by Monika from Life With Lovebugs.  Monika is a great friend of mine and I’m so happy to be a part of this great blog hop!  Now, on to my simple crafts (because simple is what I do lol) Spring Glass Jar Vase I like keeping spaghetti jars, applesauce {Read More}