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Looking for handmade gift ideas or DIY projects to try? You’re in the right place! Scroll down for loads of DIY and crafts suitable for men and women.

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Readers’ Favourites 2018

Time to take a look back at your favourite blog posts of 2018! I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. When I was searching through my analytics, I was in two minds. Half of me was really chuffed with how many blog posts I’d written this year (this will be the 66th one!). Whereas the other half was a bit freaked out that it’s been sooo long since I hit ‘publish’ on some of them – it feels…

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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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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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DIY leather Bat Bow Tie | Easy last minute Mens Halloween Costume | Halloween crafts | Click through for more
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Easy Men’s Halloween Costume: DIY Bat Bow Tie

Halloween is my faaaavourite time of year. I love it! In my late teens and early 20s, I used to throw a big house party every Halloween. But now it’s a little quieter and more sophisticated; I’m talking cocktails and dinner parties. But this doesn’t mean you can’t dress the part! Fancy dress doesn’t have to be silly and novelty. It can be pretty sleek and stylish – even when it’s handmade. This DIY bat bow tie is a perfect…

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DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights Halloween decoration
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10 Halloween Crafts for Adults to try

Halloween and crafting go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? To celebrate the scariest time of year, I’ve rounded up some of my best Halloween crafts for adults to try this year. Just click on the titles or images below to see the full craft tutorials. Each one makes a perfect Halloween craft project for men and women. So why not throw a Halloween party and follow these DIY tutorials with a group of friends? Scary fancy dress optional, but highly encouraged!…

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