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Christmas gift guide 2017 | The Crafty Gentleman 1
in Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Home décor, Interiors, roundup, Wish List

Christmas Gift Guide for Home Decor lovers (4/5)

I’ve always been interested in home decor and interiors, but this love has really come to fruition since buying my first house last year. It was therefore a guarantee that my Christmas gifts series would feature a gift guide for home decor lovers! If you know someone who has just bought their first house or is just about to (or even just someone who is very house-proud), then these gift ideas will hopefully be useful! If you like this, please don’t…

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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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Tips for an autumn party or Thanksgiving party
in Home décor, Interiors

Tips for throwing an autumn party

  I feel like this time of year is always really good for homeware. Maybe it’s because of the colder weather – everyone starts retreating inside and wanting to update their homes? I don’t know. But there’s definitely a certain cosiness to autumn, which comes through in home interiors. Because of this, it’s also a great time to throw a get together with friends! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some of my tips for throwing an autumn party….

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Tips for a cosy autumn home
in Home décor, Interiors

Six tips for a cosy autumn home

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt seen me harking on about how much I love autumn. It’s true! This is my favourite time of year by far. One of my favourite autumn traditions is updating my home decor for the season. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with both Essence of Harris and the Tartan Blanket Co for this post, who have autumn decor down to a fine art. Read on to learn my…

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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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