Thursday, November 11, 2010 | By: Lexi

Weave Magazine Coasters

If you're anything like me, you have stacks upon stacks of magazines, ready for anything your crafty life might throw your way. Well how about you use them to Weave Magazine Coasters at Fidgety Fingers?! They're cute and you can make them in any color scheme you want. These also would make great handmade gifts for the holidays!

Beaded Tree Tutorial

I know you don't know me that well, but one thing you will learn soon enough after viewing Oh Thats Crafty a couple times is that I LOVE anything with TREES or based on the Tree of Life Motif. 
So you can imagine my excitement when I happened along Kimberly Chapman's Beaded Tree Tutorial. I immediately posted it to my Twitter and then to here in less than a minute! Woo! Record time for a slacker like me!

A Super Simple Ribbon Bookmark

At Knuckle Salad, you will find a fantastic tutorial 
Don't these look so elegant?
This tutorial gets me both in the mood to curl up with a new favorite book after I make my own version of these strappy ribbon bookmarks. (Rumor has it, you can use an old bra-strap slide)!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | By: Lexi

Tea Dye Lace

Learn how to turn your white laces, 
into a vintage lace at Let's Get Shabby's blog!
Learn her trick to creating vintage laces for crafts projects, scrapbooking, etc.

The tutorial is so simple, any crafter can do  it!

Make a Marble Picture Pendant

Aren't these just lovely!
At polymerclayweb.com you can find a simple and classical looking marble picture pendant tutorial.

I'm obsessed with pendants (as you'll soon notice with the massive amount of pendant tutorials I'll post!)

This one is a little different from most of the marble pendants you find online... how so, you ask?!

You use clay for the frame!

I love the vintage look that the frames give these pendants. and the tutorial is so easy to follow and simple! No expertise needed!

A craft for every day/month/holiday of the year!

At Glue Gun Crafts,
you can find a craft for every day of the year with the 365 Crafts!

(I love the blog's layout! It's inspiring me to actually put together my own...)

365 Crafts - 
A craft for every day!

Make a Bottle Cap Necklace

Learn how to make a bottle cap necklace 

I can make these for my alcoholic friends, MM BEER CAPS

All you need is a cap, chain, 16-gauge wire, and polymer clay.

Go check out the article here!

DIY - Snow Globes Postcards

Aren't these the cutest things ever?!

You can find the Tutorial at The Journals of Giddy Giddy!

I can't wait to make these for my family members for Christmas... especially since I've just moved from Baltimore to Chicago and I'm 800 miles away from my family... these would be a perfect way to let them know I'm thinking of them.

Make a Christmas Advent out of Matchboxes!

is so original, thrifty, and beautiful!
Tracie gives a wonderful step-by-step tutorial on how to make this original spin on a traditional project.

This could also be used for as storage for small, little scraps of crafts items... hmm. 
Arranged by colors... types... I'm starting to get ideas of my own here!

I love finding inspiration within inspiration!

Make a European 4 in 1 Chain Mail Bracelet

Usually I'm afraid to do anything that has "chain mail" in it... not because I'm afriad of the massive amount of chain mails I might recieve in my inbox telling me I have to forward it to 12 people in the next 15 minutes if I want to kiss my crush... but this is not that kind of chain mail...
This Tutorial from Ellifolk's guest blogger Sophie 
is an amazingly well detailed and easy look at
how to make a European 4-in-1 Chain Mail Bracelet.

The pictures are so helpful and detailed, 
this is the best tutorial of it's type I've seen in a long time.

Upcycle an Old Hardcover into a New Notebook!

There are so many ways to make an old book pretty and new.
Altered art, poetry, collages...

But have you ever considered turning an old hardcover book

at Mary Janes and Galoshes, you can find out how to do it yourself!

Make Your Own Scrabble Pendant!

Her Scrabble Pendants feature her own original artwork!

You can visit her Etsy page and grab one for yourself!
I just bought a couple Scrabble pieces on Etsy with big plans, but I have a few extras on the side that I decided to full around and make pendants with. But then I realized, I don't know how to make my Scrabble pendant look pretty and professional while also being dependent and durable.
I wasn't sure if mod podge alone would be the answer...

Thank GOODNESS I came across Marcia Furman's post on how to make Scrabble Pendants!

She suggests what materials will work best when working with a Scrabble piece...
and these are suggestions I can definitely use!

The Diamond Glaze looks like an AMAZING glaze, I couldn't find it at Micheal's... next stop, THE INTERNET!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | By: Lexi

Temporary Water Tattoos + Polymer Clay

It equals one cute bead from Polymer Clay Central!

Isn't that pretty?
and very professional looking.

All you need is clay, temporary tattoo you apply with water, 
corn starch and a couple of other things you'll most likely find laying around.

Go to the Polymer Clay Central post to check it out!

Sketchbook Tips from Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke's post explaining her sketching process is amazing.

In retrospect, I guess it's almost "simple" but when she shows you
the little mini masterpieces she pops out...
You're just amazed.

Small thoughts turn into full-colored, filled pages of artwork.

After reading her blog post on sketchbook tips, you're just want to go out there see 
what you can do and mix & match materials until you find your style!

That's how I intend on spending my day tomorrow,
or at least, the next rainy day.

I always find rainy days so inspiring...