DIY concrete and plaster Christmas decorations | Christmas Crafts | Mayku FormBox
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DIY Concrete and Plaster Christmas Tree Decorations

It’s no secret that I love rustic, tactile materials – from Harris tweed and Icelandic wool, to plywood and chipboard. There’s just something about these materials I can’t get enough of… is it the quality, or how hard-wearing they are? Or just the feel of them; that slightly course tactility? I don’t know. But I do know that I wanted to incorporate these kinds of materials to my Christmas decor this year! With this in mind, I decided to make…

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Make a DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie Tutorial - Handmade Christmas Crafts for Men
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DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie

Last month, I shared a Bat Bow Tie tutorial – and you guys loved it! You tagged me in a bunch of photos of your own bat bows, which was great to see. With this in mind, I thought I’d make a follow-up bow tie… this time, Christmas themed! My Holly Leaf Bow Tie is made with green felt, with stitched details using my Singer Patchwork 7285Q. I then finished it off with red pom-pom berries. It’s bright, novelty and silly…

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Makyu FormBox desktop vacuum former - Review, Unboxing and What to Make
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The Mayku FormBox: Unboxing, First Makes and Review

Ready to see something cool? I was recently gifted a Mayku FormBox – and I cannot wait to tell you guys all about it! But before I begin, a quick disclaimer. I was gifted a complimentary FormBox to write this post, but all opinions are completely my own. I never work with brands I don’t genuinely like, or with products I would not use myself. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! The Mayku FormBox When I was…

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DIY Wooden Perpetual Desk Calendar | Secret Santa Gift | Handmade gift for him | Cricut Maker crafts
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DIY Wooden Desk Calendar with the Cricut Maker

This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Ah, Secret Santa. Love it or loathe it, it’s a Christmas tradition that’s here to stay! Every year, I get roped into at least one Secret Santa group. Generally, I really enjoy it. I’ll often get someone that I know well, so it’s pretty easy to think of a gift for them. But what happens when you have…

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The Craft Business Awards (please vote for me!)

I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve somehow been nominated for another crafting award! The Craft Business Awards have shortlisted me as the Craft Influencer of the Year. This is basically my dream award – it would mean so, so much for me to win! The Craft Business Awards The Craft Business Awards are the biggest and most well-respected in the crafting industry. The shortlist is decided by industry experts, with a whole host of businesses being considered. That’s everyone from small…

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Watch me on Hochanda television next week!

  I am very, very excited to announce that I’m the new face of Cricut on Hochanda television! I’ll be representing the brand as an “expert” guest presenter, beginning Tuesday 20th November. This is such a huge deal for me, I’m still pinching myself that it’s happening! I’ve been a Cricut ambassador for 18 months now, and it’s been one of the best brand collaborations I’ve ever worked on. I love the brand, I love the product, I love the…

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Christmas stocking fillers giveaway with Rex London | Christmas Crafts
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GIVEAWAY: Win a Crafty Christmas Stocking! **CLOSED**

It’s time for a Christmas giveaway, ho ho ho! I worked with Rex London to curate the perfect Crafty Christmas Stocking… and YOU could win the contents! Scroll to the end of this post to enter. This giveaway was inspired by a recent study claiming that the average cost of a Christmas stocking’s contents is £70! SEVENTY POUNDS. Is it just me, or is that crazy high? Rightfully so, Rex London knew they could fill a stocking with awesome, thoughtful…

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Learn how to sew your own Herringbone Quilted Stocking for Christmas - Christmas Crafts by The Crafty Gentleman
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How to Sew a Herringbone Quilted Stocking

Right, you guys. Halloween is over (sob), the nights are drawing in and November is in full swing. You know what that means? That’s right, it’s time for some Christmas crafting! I’m kick-starting the festivities by teaching you how to sew this herringbone quilted stocking. This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Singer. As regular readers will know, I use the Singer Patchwork 7285Q for all of my sewing projects. This model is perfectly suited to projects like this quilted stocking….

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