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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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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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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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Tips for a versatile home entertaining space
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

Tips for a versatile home entertaining space

For the past 6 years, I’ve lived in smallish rental flats or house shares – which can make entertaining guests pretty difficult. This has been a bit rubbish, because I absolutely love hosting parties and get-togethers. However… as regular readers will know, I recently bought my first house (!!). FINALLY I have a good space for dinner parties, games nights, the odd bit of drunken dancing… okay, regular drunken dancing… Today, I’m teaming up with Barker and Stonehouse to share…

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DIY geometric wooden coasters - click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

DIY wooden coasters (with geometric colour block design)

Not gonna lie, I struggled to write this blog post. Why? Because I didn’t want to tear myself away from my new tools! I’ve spent the past week pretty much glued to my new jigsaw and workbench, kindly sent to me by the guys over at FFX. Holy guacamole I LOVE them. It’s like a whole new world of crafting and DIY has been unlocked! One of the very first jigsaw projects I’ve embarked on is this set of DIY…

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