The Crafty Gentleman wish list
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My birthday wish list!

Today is my birthday, whoop whoop! Yep, I’m one of those unfortunate souls that was born in the same week as Christmas… (although to be honest, I kinda like it). I’m turning the ripe old age of 25, which means I can definitely no longer get away with referring to myself as “early 20s”. Sad times indeed. Anyway, in honour of this period of gifts galore, I thought it would be cool to share what’s been on my Christmas and birthday wish…

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Ceramic skull planter
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Six awesome handmade Halloween decorations

Only a week and a bit until Halloween, OH YES! I’m just completing the final bits of planning for my traditional Halloween party – I am so excited. I always feel like Halloween passes in a bit of a blur (unlike Christmas, which seems to start earlier every year!). So if you’re not yet in the Halloween mood like I am, it’s time you fix that, because it’s gonna fly by before you know it. Without further ado, here are some spooky handmade Halloween…

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Scandinavian geometric art print 2
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DIY Discoveries: Scandinavian Art Prints

Since making this Nordic inspired wall art the other month (get the DIY here), I’ve been majorly obsessed with Scandinavian prints. (Oh who am I kidding, I’ve been obsessed for ages!). The interlocking geometric shapes, the minimalist designs, the simple colour schemes… SO MUCH YES. Anyway, here’s my little ode to the brilliance of Scandinavian-inspired design, as told through a handful of art prints I’ve found on one of my many Etsy binges. Get the links to all of them…

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DIY moss covered Easter egg
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Last minute Easter and Spring DIY ideas

Okay, so Easter is this weekend. How did that happen, wasn’t it January last week?! If you’re a bit like me and the spring has taken you by surprise, check out these DIYs – all of which can be completed in a weekend. I’m particularly loving the moss covered egg. Happy Easter! Find the projects here: Egg shell candle | Moss covered egg | Spring photographs garland | Easter nest napkin rings | Hot cross buns with dried fruit and cardamom  …

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DIY Notebook Covers
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DIY Discoveries: notebooks

As a craft blogger, my head is often bursting with new stuff I want to make! I therefore rely heavily on an endless supply of notebooks to scribble my thoughts down.   With this in mind, here are some of my favourite DIY notebooks that I’ve seen across the web lately (because the best kind of notebook is a handmade notebook!). Find the tutorials here: Embroidered Notebook by Curious and Catcat | Leather Sketchbook by The Merry Thought | Simple Paper Notebook Covers by FellowFellow | DIY Customised Leather…

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