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How to make fabric bunting from old shirts
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, Sewing

How to make fabric bunting from old clothes!

Guys, can you believe that it’s nearly September? Where the heck did August go?! The months might be whizzing by, but the summer isn’t over just yet – so let’s squeeze out the last drops of sunshine vibes! To help with this, I’ve whipped up this simple tutorial to make your own DIY fabric bunting. Perfect for those final barbecues of the year in the dog days of summer! The best bit about this tutorial is that it makes use…

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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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Make a mini herb garden: step by step guide
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden

How to make a plant pot herb garden

Picture the scene: it’s a balmy summer evening and you’re standing in your kitchen. The sun is streaming in through the partially opened window, catching the light of the wine glass in your hand. You’ve just finished preparing the most delicious meal, while your guests are having a merry time in the next room. You can hear their laughter, mingling with the music, dancing its way to your ears. Just as you’re about to serve your home cooked meal, you…

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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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Garden progress | The Crafty Gentleman blog
in Garden, Garden, Life

An update on our garden progress

Okay, I’m just gonna own up and say it: I never knew gardening could be so fun! With the spring sunshine making a glorious appearance this week, I’ve been spending most of my waking hours out in my garden – and I’m loving it. I thought it’d be fun to give you guys a bit of a sneak peek at how it’s shaping up… but first up, let me rewind a little. We (that’s me and my partner Gareth) bought…

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How to make a DIY vertical garden wall succulent frame
in DIY + Crafts, Garden, Garden, Garden, Home décor

How to make a vertical garden

Have you noticed the recent trend of vertical gardens and living walls? They’re an awesome way to bring life into your home in a pretty unusual way. Just take a look at what David Brenner did for the San Francisco Museum of Art! Today, I’m working with the awesome team at MannKraft to bring you a method for making your own (scaled-down) vertical garden display for your home. The MannKraft team came up with a simple-to-make mini succulent garden using…

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