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DIY Fabric Santa Advent Calendar

It’s officially here… my first Christmas blog post of 2017! (Well, if you don’t count Christmas in August, that is). I’m VERY excited to finally share my DIY fabric Santa advent calendar! I’ve been working on this guy on-and-off for a fortnight. If you’ve seen any of my Instagram Stories recently, you might have caught a few sneak peeks… but I’ve been dying to show you more! I’m so happy with how my Santa advent calendar has come out. He’s probably one of the most involved…

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DIY gift toppers for men | The Crafty Gentleman
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Dapper DIY gift toppers: 3 ways

Hey guys! I just wanted to share with you a guest post that I wrote for the Trimcraft blog recently. In it, I share how to make 3 different styles of paper craft gift toppers: a bow tie, a neck tie and an origami star. Any one of them erectile dysfunction would be perfect for adding a final flourish to your gifts (and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the timing is perfect!). See more and read the tutorials…

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DIY felt holly leaf garland
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Make a felt holly leaf garland this Christmas

For me, Christmas is all about the crafting. Handmade gifts, home-cooked meals and crafted decorations, all to the backdrop of some festive tunes… what could be better?! As you might of seen, I recently had the chance to share some of my handmade Christmas decorations on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas – so I thought it would be good to show how I made them, in case you wanted to give them a try! One of my favourite pieces I made for the show is my…

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DIY geometric candle holder
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DIY geometric candle holder from plaster of Paris

I’ve been wanting to try out plaster of Paris in a DIY project for aaages …the time has finally arrived! I’m an absolute sucker for new craft techniques, so I’m pretty giddy about sharing this project. Yep, I’m getting giddy about plaster of Paris. But when you see how easy it is to whip up a few of these, you’ll understand why! So let’s get right to it, shall we? Here’s how you can make your very own plaster of…

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Simple handmade Christmas cards
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Five simple and awesome handmade Christmas cards to try

‘Tis the season for handmade Christmas cards! Making greetings cards has been a hobby of mine since I was a child; I used to spend hours raiding my craft supplies, cutting and sticking, scribbling and drawing, creating intricate card designs. It was actually this hobby that got me into crafting and lead me to start this blog – so I owe a lot to handmade cards! But if you’re anything like me, adult life doesn’t allow you very much time to spend making…

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DIY Christmas tweed wreath
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How to make a DIY tweed Christmas wreath

One of my favourite parts of the holiday season has gotta be Christmas crafting! Seriously, you can’t beat an afternoon spent surrounded by festive paper, scissors and glue, listening to Christmas tunes and drinking endless cups of tea. Sounds good, right?! So when the guys at Turtle Mat contacted me recently and asked me to take part in their Christmas crafts challenge, I jumped on the opportunity! They challenged me to create a Christmas wreath, which is something which I’ve…

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DIY tweed advent calendar
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How to make a DIY tweed advent calendar

We can’t ignore it any more, guys… Christmas is coming! I’ve already had a bunch of Christmas gift guides in the post, the John Lewis advert is out and the Coca-Cola van has announced its route. The countdown is on! Speaking of countdowns (seamless transition!), fabric advent calendars are my favourite way to countdown to the big day. They’re reusable, highly decorative, and I’m a massive fabric geek – so is it any wonder that I prefer them to the normal…

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DIY Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree T-Shirt
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DIY Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree T-Shirt

Do you know the story of the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London? In 1947, shortly after the end of World War Two, the city of Oslo donated a huge tree from their land to London, as a thank you for the support the British provided to Norway during the War. This monumental scale gift has since been repeated every single Christmas! It’s now tradition for the Norwegians to cut down one of their 50-60 foot trees during November,…

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