One of the books I've delved head-first into this week is The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. It's amazing, fun and has a HUGE variety of projects. I would advise almost anyone and everyone to pick up this book. It contains crafts for beginners as well as more advanced projects for the most experienced DIYers.
Case in point, check out this cool basket you can make from old magazine pages:
Or these nifty handmade envelopes...
Fun, right? I'm hoping to set aside time this weekend to craft up some fun things.