DIY Wooden Perpetual Desk Calendar | Secret Santa Gift | Handmade gift for him | Cricut Maker crafts
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DIY Wooden Desk Calendar with the Cricut Maker

This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Ah, Secret Santa. Love it or loathe it, it’s a Christmas tradition that’s here to stay! Every year, I get roped into at least one Secret Santa group. Generally, I really enjoy it. I’ll often get someone that I know well, so it’s pretty easy to think of a gift for them. But what happens when you have…

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The Crafty Gentleman Cricut Maker Hochanda crafts
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Watch me on Hochanda television next week!

  I am very, very excited to announce that I’m the new face of Cricut on Hochanda television! I’ll be representing the brand as an “expert” guest presenter, beginning Tuesday 20th November. This is such a huge deal for me, I’m still pinching myself that it’s happening! I’ve been a Cricut ambassador for 18 months now, and it’s been one of the best brand collaborations I’ve ever worked on. I love the brand, I love the product, I love the…

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How to make a Wooden Pumpkin Pin Badge | Easy Halloween Crafts | Cricut Maker craft projects | Click through for more
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How To Make A Wooden Pumpkin Pin Badge

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this week, which I always find a little strange… Do you dress up? Or just go about the day like normal? Who knows! I reckon it should be a public holiday, to save us of this dilemma. 😉 This year, to avoid this conundrum, I’ve DIY’ed a way to add a subtle nod to Halloween – without going all-out on a costume. I used my Cricut Maker to create this wooden pumpkin pin badge. Instant…

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DIY See Through Ghost decorations for Halloween - Easy Halloween crafts - Cricut crafts - Click for more
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Try this: Easy Transparent Ghost Decorations for Halloween

Yep, it’s that time of year… Halloween decorating season! With less than a month until the scariest day of the year, it’s now (finally) acceptable to deck your space from floor to ceiling with pumpkins and kitsch-cool Halloween decorations. I used my Cricut machine to make these oh-so-simple transparent ghost decorations (although you can use a craft knife or scissors, instead). They took less than 15 minutes to make, but look great when strung together in the corner of a…

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Behind the scenes of Cricut Make-A-Thon 2018 in Salt Lake City Utah
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Cricut Make-A-Thon 2018 in Salt Lake City

As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean. It’s 3am (although, on a transatlantic flight, time doesn’t have much meaning!). Most of the fellow passengers around me are asleep, but I’m far too excited for sleep… Why? Because I’m flying home from Salt Lake City, where I attended the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018! It was the MOST AMAZING week! I’m honestly still full of adrenaline from all the stuff that’s happened… where do I…

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Learn how to make a DIY plush toy in any shape - Click through for easy tutorial
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How To Easily Make Plush Toys In ANY Shape

With a baby nephew who’s only 6 months old, I have a feeling that I’ll be sewing a lot of plush toys over the next few years. I’m talking: dinosaurs, aliens, robots… I’m basically making all the cool stuff that I fear is too childish to go in my own home! 🙂 But that’s what being an uncle is all about, right? Doing the fun stuff and spoiling my nephew with handmade gifts! This is where my Cricut Maker is…

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Cricut Maker - Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon Conference in Salt Lake City Utah
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Behind the Scenes: Preparation for Cricut Make-A-Thon Conference

The last few weekends have pretty busy for me, as I prepare for the upcoming Cricut Make-A-Thon conference in Salt Lake City. It’s now just one week until I fly out! I thought I’d give you guys a little look behind the scenes, so you can see how my prep is going. 🙂 First up, I’ve been cutting things out on my Cricut Maker like an absolute mad man! I want to have plenty of projects to show my talk…

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Cricut Mountain Make A Thon | The Crafty Gentleman Mike Aspinall
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See me at Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon in Utah!

Holy guacamole you guys, I have exciting news… I’ve been invited to speak at the “Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon” conference in Salt Lake City, Utah! That’s right, The Crafty Gentleman is going international! ? (If you’ve not heard of Cricut before, then you might wanna check out this post before reading on). What is the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon? The Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon (or CMMAT) is an annual conference held in Salt Lake City. Over the course of 3 days, attendees will be fully…

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