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How to make a DIY footstool Click through for the full tutorial | DIY and Crafts blog
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How To Make A DIY Footstool

This project, like most DIYs before it, started out months ago with the seed of an idea. It was during my trip to Bruges. I was mooching around a décor shop, and came across a footstool. It was very cool: mid-century teak legs, with a really nice fabric covering. I was soooo close to buying it! However, I didn’t love the pattern on the fabric. It was probably an 8 out of 10. But I want 10 out of 10. What…

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Learn how to make custom plywood shelves to fit in any space - Full step-by-step tutorial with tips - Click through for this and more DIY woodwork projects
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make custom plywood shelves (to fit ANY space!)

At the bottom of the stairs in my house, there’s a really awkward bit of space. It’s a small walkway, around 1 metre square, with the kitchen on one side and the living room on the other. It’s got a little bit of wall space, which immediately faces the stairs – so it’s the first thing you see when you get the the bottom. For a good few months after moving in, we were unsure what to do with this bit of…

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How to make DIY travel chess set with Cricut Maker, click through for tutorial
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Other, Wood

Bauhaus-inspired DIY Travel Chess Set

I’ve been wanting to make a DIY Travel Chess Set for aaaages. I think the idea first started during my trip to Berlin last year (check out my video, here), when I visited the Bauhaus Archive. I fell in love with the harsh angles, minimalist geometry and clean lines that makes Bauhaus so distinctive. In the gift shop, I spotted a really cool wooden chess set. The pieces had been reduced down to their most basic shapes, then carved into…

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Nottingham Light Night - The Crafty Gentleman installation at Handmade Nottingham
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Events, Life, Wood

See my DIY window display for Nottingham Light Night!

I’m lucky enough to live in Nottingham; one of the most creative cities in the UK. (Don’t believe me? Nottingham has more indie/creative businesses than any other UK city outside of London!). I love this city. It’s been my home for more than four years now. I moved here straight after Uni, with no friends nearby, no family, no-one. But I consciously threw myself into the creative scene, and quickly grew a strong network of friends, fellow blogger pals and like-minded creatives….

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DIY geometric clock made from wood
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

How to make a geometric wooden clock

Have you ever tried a woodwork project before? Or has the thought of thought of using jig saws, electric sanders, mitre saws and other power tools put you off? If it’s the latter, then don’t worry – I used to be just the same. I thought I’d inevitably end up with a messy, unprofessional looking project (and probably lose a few fingers in the process). But you know what? I started small, and gradually built up my skills (and confidence). I’m now a…

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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, Garden, 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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