10 posts tagged oh the lovely things
For my birthday I got an iPad, and I am now a convert to online magazines. i still prefer paper books (you can’t take an iPad in the bath!) but online mags are the way to go. Oh The Lovely Things has put together an amazing round up of some of the best free mags, including my favourites Sweet Paul and N.E.E.T. Of course you don’t need to have an iPad to read these (but it makes it a lot easier!) so check them all out. I’m going to be taking a look at all 15 of them!
Iron on transfer paper is one of the most versatile things you can have in your craft arsenal. Not only can you make the obvious (printed tshirts) but tote bags, pillow cases, quilt covers, even make yourself labels for your hand made crafts. Here are a few designs to start you on your transfer journey - whip up some tote bags and give them away as presents or keep them all to yourself!
How gorgeous are these pictures? Usually you would need special photography skills to be able to create this, but with the power of Photoshop you can make these quite easy. Beautiful!
Ombre Tassel Necklace | Oh The Lovely Things
Ommm-braaaay! Sorry, felt that needed to be said. After seeing this DIY, I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow! I don’t know if I’m up to hand-dyeing the thread, so instead I might just get colours in one colour in different shades. At some point though I’m going to finally buy some dye and there’s going to be a dye-a-thon at Wingate street!
Feather Arrow Necklace | Oh The Lovely Things
Sometimes I come across crafts that I think wow, how did they think to do that?! I would never have looked at a twig and thought ‘this would make a great arrow charm for a necklace’. It’s so sweet and pretty!
Tie A Turban With A Square Scarf | Oh The Lovely Things
New obsession: turbans. Though they don’t really fit in with my weird, florally, pastel coloured, retro lovin’ wardrobe. But you can still love something without wearing it right!? Plus I know there must be folk out there who love them as much as me and would adore this. Scour eBay and op shops for gorgeous retro scarves!
DIY Ombre Hair | Oh The Lovely Things
I’m sure that ombre hair is probably not cool anymore but I truly love it and wanted to share this DIY with you! There’s something about the sweetness of it and how it makes it look like your hair is all shiny and highlighty like in the adverts!
Scratch Off Lottery Tickets | Oh The Lovely Things
OK, confession time: scratchies are my weakness. I rarely gamble but when I do, it’s always scratchies! And I always get the ‘Crossword’ scratchie, where you have a panel that you scratch off one by one to reveal letters. You then look at all your words below and keep scratching until you get a whole word - if you get ten words or more, you win $250,000. And this is usually my thought process when I’m doing it:
‘Oh my god. Oh my god, what if I win the $250,000? Oh, YES, I got the G. G. What else do I need? I need an E. Oh my god, I could buy a new car and go on a holiday! Wow, $250,000. OK, an X. I don’t need an X. Three more letters to go. Oh my god. Mum will be so surprised when I call her and tell her I won $250,000! YES! I GOT AN E! ALL I NEED IS A T! OK! I GOT A…. oh. Z. I guess I’ll be working for a while longer’ *rips up ticket*
The thing with lottery tickets though is that you don’t always win (uh, rarely win!) But with these home-made tickets, you’re sure to always get an amazing prize! There are so many uses for these - you could make chores fun by making them into tickets (oh man, three vacuums!) or they could make great Christmas gifts. Plus, there are some gorgeous templates to download and add your own prizes to!
Pop Up Placemat | Oh The Lovely Things
If you’re looking for something cute for your next dinner party (do people still have dinner parties?! They should, they’re awesome) this is a really easy way to bring decoration to the table with low cost. You can try something easy like this little bird. Or you can go for something a little more adventurous from Scherenschnitte. Pretty!
Bird Tattoos & DIY Temporary Tattoos | Oh The Lovely Things
If I was to get a tattoo (never gonna happen - pain and I don’t mix) I would get a bird tattoo. Oh The Lovely Things has compiled a beautiful collection of tattoos, but this one is my favourite. If you’re like me and couldn’t stand the thought of a needle piercing your flesh over and over and over, you can try temporary tattoos with the great tutorial. No pain, all gain!