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DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights Halloween decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Wood

DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights

Guys, this is not a drill… Halloween is in less than a month! I feel like I’ve been waiting for it for months, then, bam – it’s upon us. I’ve already started seeing pumpkins appear in the supermarkets, which makes me happier than a spoilt kid on Christmas. At long last, I can blab on about my love of Halloween without weirding people out! (Because yes, I do like to talk about Halloween from as early as July…). I know…

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DIY ring toss game - make your own quoits
in Garden, Wood

DIY ring toss game (perfect for garden parties!)

The sun is shining (maybe), people are jetting off on their holidays… it must be the summer! Yep, the season for barbecues and garden parties is well upon us. Time to whip out the factor 30 and dig out those shorts from the back of the wardrobe (only for it to inevitably burst into an impromptu rain shower, of course… #BritishProblems). This is actually the first summer in years that I’ve lived in a house with a garden (up ’til…

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How to make DIY raised beds for gardening
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, Wood

DIY raised beds for planting vegetables

I’ve recently become obsessed by gardening… At first, this came as a bit of a surprise. Whilst I’ve always loved cooking and baking (I love turning a bunch of boring ingredients into something delicious), gardening was never something I’ve been interested in. My parents didn’t really garden either – perhaps because my childhood garden was too shady and small. However, despite the lack of green fingers in my immediate family, my grandparents had fruit and veg plots that were always bursting with…

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DIY house number
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Home décor, Wood

DIY wooden house number sign

  Despite all the progress we’ve been making on our new house (check out my updates here, here and here if you missed them), there has been one preeetty big thing we’ve only just managed to get sorted. Yep, that’s right – we’ve only just got around to putting up a house number by our front door! For months, we’ve had a piece of paper on the door as the only way to direct guests to our door… oh the shame! Why the…

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How to make a DIY picture ledge
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

Make a custom DIY picture ledge

DIYs tend to come in two forms: just-for-fun, or practical. Here on The Crafty Gentleman, I’ve definitely got posted a fair share of each, as well as some that blur the line a little – everything from a felt MacBook cover (made out of necessity to protect my tech), to a felt fajita (which was most definitely a “just for fun” project!). But my latest DIY definitely falls into the former category: a custom made DIY picture ledge shelf. The…

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DIY geometric wooden coasters - click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

DIY wooden coasters (with geometric colour block design)

Not gonna lie, I struggled to write this blog post. Why? Because I didn’t want to tear myself away from my new tools! I’ve spent the past week pretty much glued to my new jigsaw and workbench, kindly sent to me by the guys over at FFX. Holy guacamole I LOVE them. It’s like a whole new world of crafting and DIY has been unlocked! One of the very first jigsaw projects I’ve embarked on is this set of DIY…

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Magnetic wooden frame for wall art | The Crafty Gentleman // Click for tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Wood

DIY wooden magnetic frame

When it comes to home decor, I think we can all agree that one of the easiest and most flexible aspects is wall art. A single statement canvas, an oversize print, a gallery wall, sentimental photography… they all have the power to completely transform a room. But the best bit? They can be so easy to switch out as your tastes change and evolve. However, I think one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of adding wall art is the frame. Why…

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DIY magazine holder
in DIY + Crafts, Wood

Collab with ManMade (how to make a DIY magazine rack)

This week, I got to collaborate with one of my all-time favourite bloggers, Chris Gardner of ManMade. I’ve been following this blog for years now, so it’s cool to see my work featured on it! The work I refer to is a guest tutorial for a DIY magazine rack. I used a few pieces of unpainted wood and some lightweight denim to create a pretty rustic, minimalist feeling piece. Check out the full DIY and photos over on ManMade now. I’ll also…

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