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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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DIY cushion with piping
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

How to make a DIY cushion with piping detail

I remember waaay back in early High School, when I first used a sewing machine. Looking back, it was probably a pretty basic machine, and I’m sure that I was useless at using it to start with – but that didn’t matter, because I loved it. As a young, naïve, budding crafter, my mind was blown at the sheer possibilities of the machine sitting in front of me! I could sew fabrics together! The only limit was my imagination! (and…

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Make a mini herb garden | Click for 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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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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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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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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