DIY + Crafts

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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Handmade leather knitting needle holder
in DIY + Crafts, Knitting, Leather

Try this: DIY leather knitting needle holder

Last year, I taught myself how to knit. Yep, guys can knit too! (I even did a load of research into the surprisingly manly history of knitting – check it out here!). Anyway, after nailing the basic concepts of knitting and completing a couple of projects, I kinda lost momentum and stopped. But I’m happy to say that I’ve picked up my needles and yarn again and I’m back to it! Now, as much as I enjoy knitting, I am…

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Handmade leather and denim apron tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Mens Fashion, Sewing

Try this: handmade leather and denim apron

I don’t really share many recipes on the blog – and when I do, it’s mostly snacks or desserts (see here and here, for example). But don’t be fooled; I love cooking! An afternoon spent in the kitchen preparing a hearty meal is an afternoon well spent, if you ask me. I figure that food forms such a huge part of everyone’s lives, you may as well throw yourself into it and enjoy it, right? With this in mind, I thought I’d…

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in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Leather

How to make simple leather drinks coasters

I’m starting a new tag on the blog today – 15 minute DIY! (If you don’t know what a tag is, it’s just a way to group together similar blog articles and content via a clickable link attached to each relevant blog post. You can see the tags on a post at the very end.). I’ll use this new tag to group together all of the simple and quick DIY tutorials I share on my blog – because sometimes all you want is a…

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The best adult colouring books for men
in DIY + Crafts, Life, roundup

The best adult colouring books for men

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get my roundup of the best adult colouring books for men. Back in January, I shared my two big resolutions for the year – one of them was simply to relax more (I’m a massive workaholic). Well, following that blog post, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is basically the act of focussing completely on the present moment, rather than looking ahead or dwelling on the past….

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DIY Copper Desk Tidy tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Other

Make a DIY copper pipe desk tidy!

News flash: I’m a clean freak! I love tidiness. Yep, that probably makes me a bit of a loser – but it’s like my brain just won’t function when my work space is a mess. Surely I’m not alone on this… right?! Anyway, this love of tidiness has made me develop a bit of an obsession with decorative ways to keep things spick and span. I’ve already shared a few DIY projects ​on this theme (like my DIY pegboard and…

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DIY geometric candle holder
in DIY + Crafts, roundup

December roundup

WHAT, December is over already?! The magic of the festive season, Christmas, mince pies and mulled wine is finished for another year. I hope you’ve had a great Christmas, whatever you’ve been up to! Before we say goodbye to it completely, I’ve grouped together my blog posts from the past month to have a little reminisce at the most wonderful time of year… Way back at the start of December (feels like a lifetime ago!), I took part in a…

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Vintage beer cans calendar
in DIY + Crafts

7 cool handmade 2016 calendars

Okay guys, this is it – the final few days before Christmas! Hopefully you’re all set for an awesome day: gifts wrapped, food bought, mulled wine on the go. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It’s also the final few days of the 2015, where the heck has that gone?! As with every new year, it’s time to start browsing calendars. I’m a strong believer that calendars are not simply for tracking time – they are an art…

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DIY geometric candle holder
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Other

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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