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Make your own light up Haunted House decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Paper

Light up DIY Haunted House decoration

Even though I LOVE Halloween to crazy levels, I’m a massive wimp when it comes to anything actually scary… Horror movies? Hell no. Heights? No thanks. Spiders and snakes? Nope, I’m outta there. But there’s just something about the playful creepiness of Halloween that I can’t get enough of. My latest DIY project is a good mix of the two: creepy, but in a totally-not-scary, just for fun kinda way. Just how I like it! I made this light up DIY…

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Handmade DIY autumn wreath
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Interiors, Paper

Handmade autumn wreath tutorial

Happy autumn equinox, guys! This weekend (Friday 22nd, to be precise) marks the official start of autumn… YAY! I bloody love this time of year. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, golden orange and brown. The sun is low in the sky and there’s a chill in the air. The knitwear is dug out from the back of the wardrobe (at last!). Pumpkins, chestnuts, damsons and figs are in season. Not to mention that little old thing…

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San Francisco travel scrapbook
in Life, Paper, Travel

Look inside my San Francisco travel scrapbook…

I’m really excited to share something a little different with you guys today… a look through my San Francisco travel scrapbook! Now, I’m not much of a scrapbooker, so don’t judge me too hard. But I thought I’d give it a try during my trip last month. Gareth and I made this scrapbook as we went along during the holiday (instead of letting everything stack up, leaving us with loads of stuff to stick in when we got home). This…

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Cricut Explore air unboxing and first makes
in DIY + Crafts, Life, Paper

My new Cricut Explore Air! Unboxing and first makes…

YOU GUYS, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BLOG POST! Yep, an all-caps intro sentence. I’m that excited! Why? Because I’m going to tell you all about my brand new Cricut Explore Air. I’ve been eyeing these up for months, so when the guys at Cricut offered to send me one to use in my makes, I absolutely jumped at the opportunity! But first, let’s back it up a little and explore what a Cricut is… So, what is a…

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DIY gift toppers for men | The Crafty Gentleman
in Christmas, DIY + Crafts, Paper

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 Pantone wall art
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Paper

DIY Pantone wall art

Have I ever mentioned how much I freaking love Pantone? Like, major obsessor right here! If you strip it all back, then Pantone is simply a colour organisational tool. But in reality, it is so much more – they have a huge range of irresistible merchandise and paints, as well as more unusual spin offs like a hotel in Brussels (which I was lucky enough to stay in a few years back!). So you can imagine my excitement when I…

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Origami star garland tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Paper, Video

Make an origami star garland (video)

I’m just gonna go straight in and say it: I LOVE ORIGAMI. The Japanese art of paper-folding has had a real resurgence in previous years, to the extent that it’s now pretty ubiquitous in any crafter’s skill set. But this popularity certainly hasn’t watered down the appeal for me – I just think there’s something really satisfying about turning a plain, boring sheet of paper into an intricate work of art… just by folding it. Now, it probably goes without…

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How to make a marble bookmark using shaving foam
in DIY + Crafts, Paper

How to make a marbled bookmark with shaving foam

Did you know that this month is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare? 400 years and his work is still celebrated in schools, Universities and theatres all over; his writing still impacting both popular culture and academia alike. It’s amazing! To celebrate this big anniversary, the team over at Viking got in touch and challenged me to make a simple craft project involving a Shakespeare quote. I thought this would be a great chance to test out…

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