Handmade leather and denim apron tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Mens Fashion, Sewing

Try this: handmade leather and denim apron

I don’t really share many recipes on the blog – and when I do, it’s mostly snacks or desserts (see here and here, for example). But don’t be fooled; I love cooking! An afternoon spent in the kitchen preparing a hearty meal is an afternoon well spent, if you ask me. I figure that food forms such a huge part of everyone’s lives, you may as well throw yourself into it and enjoy it, right? With this in mind, I thought I’d…

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Man crafts: handmade boomerangs
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Man Crafts: Nemunas Pakalnis from Boomerang Shop

I’m really excited to welcome Nemunas Pakalnis to the blog today, to talk about his awesome handmade boomerang business. Just 5 years ago, Nemunas started selling boomerangs that he made himself from scratch – fast-forward a few years and it’s now a full-time job. In the past 3 years alone, he has made more than 1,400 boomerangs! Impressed yet? Check out the interview below to learn more… Man Crafts interview with Nemunas from the Boomerangs Shop Hello! Before we talk…

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in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Leather

How to make simple leather drinks coasters

I’m starting a new tag on the blog today – 15 minute DIY! (If you don’t know what a tag is, it’s just a way to group together similar blog articles and content via a clickable link attached to each relevant blog post. You can see the tags on a post at the very end.). I’ll use this new tag to group together all of the simple and quick DIY tutorials I share on my blog – because sometimes all you want is a…

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The best adult colouring books for men
in DIY + Crafts, Life, roundup

The best adult colouring books for men

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get my roundup of the best adult colouring books for men. Back in January, I shared my two big resolutions for the year – one of them was simply to relax more (I’m a massive workaholic). Well, following that blog post, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is basically the act of focussing completely on the present moment, rather than looking ahead or dwelling on the past….

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Beer ale flavoured roasted nuts recipe
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Handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men

Looking for handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men? If so, check out my roundup below – there’s an idea for pretty much any guy out there! …Because everyone knows that the best gifts are handmade. 🙂 Handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men For the photography lover Is photography his thing? Then he will definitely be keen for one of these personalised DIY camera straps! For the music lover Does he love music? Then he will definitely appreciate one of these…

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Beer ale flavoured roasted nuts recipe
in Recipe, Savoury, Sweet

Try this beer flavoured roasted nuts recipe

Oh man, these beer flavoured roasted nuts are GOOD. It’s no surprise I love them; I’m a sucker for a good ale. I especially love a nice smooth bitter or a good pale ale – although a decent lager is pretty good every once in a while too! Over the past 18 months, I’ve taken tours around both the Heineken brewery in Amsterdam and the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen (check out some pictures, here) – I’ve also got my eyes…

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DIY Copper Desk Tidy tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Other

Make a DIY copper pipe desk tidy!

News flash: I’m a clean freak! I love tidiness. Yep, that probably makes me a bit of a loser – but it’s like my brain just won’t function when my work space is a mess. Surely I’m not alone on this… right?! Anyway, this love of tidiness has made me develop a bit of an obsession with decorative ways to keep things spick and span. I’ve already shared a few DIY projects ​on this theme (like my DIY pegboard and…

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The Crafty Gentleman blog: DIY and crafts for men and women
in Life

Back to blogging and belated resolutions

Woohoo, after 3 weeks of no blogging, I’m BACK! As I mentioned here, I took a short break from my blog posting schedule at the start of the year, to relax a little and catch up on some other projects. It’s actually the first true “break” I’ve given myself in over a year, can you believe it?! And do you know what? My website didn’t implode, I didn’t lose hundreds of followers and I haven’t lost my passion for blogging…

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