10 DIY VALENTINES GIFTS for MASCULINE TASTES

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Valentines is always a tricky one for us creative types isn’t it? More often than not we are of girly tastes who just want to create something for the boys, or those with a traditional masculine taste, in our lives! We think we have found the answers! We have scoured the interwebs and found our very favourite do-it-yourself crafty gift ideas for those who are so often hard to make for! You’re welcome!

1. HANDY CABLE COSY

This is one of our all time favourite makes! This tutorial shows a pretty pink version, but can easily be made using these funky fabrics and darker colours.

Try this awesome Star Wars fabric, or maybe this one. How about this pirate-y one, liquorice all-sorts, or skull and cross bones? Or maybe this nice clean dark red needle cord, or this denim coloured cottom chambray!

Grab the tutorial and FREE pdf pattern from Live it. Love it. Make it. now!

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2. PERFECT SOFA CADDY

This is something we think EVERYONE needs, using some of the suggested fabrics or how about this gorgeous black and gold spotty fabric that will go with any living room decor!

Get the tutorial on Sew4home.com now!

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3. CUTE KINDLE POUCH

This was one of our most  popular leaflets last year! And a great gift for anyone who reads on the tube to work, or grabbing 5 mins in the evening – and so simple to make!

Click to view our simple instructions now!

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4. SQUISHY CAMERA POUCH

Perfect for keeping those expensive pieces of kit clean on the shelf, and bump free in a shoulder bag. This camera pouch is a another simple but brilliant idea!

Get the instructions from Live it. Love it. Make it. now!

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5. COASTERS

These have always been very popularly received when we’ve made them for Father’s Day and birthdays, and we expect nothing less on Valentines day! Make them with this heart print fabric for a Valentines twist.

Get our instructions now!

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6. HANDMADE BOW TIE

These are fabulous, and so simple! Perfect for date night, and you can make sure its matching whatever you’re wearing! Brilliant!

Follow this brilliant tutorial over on The Sewing Sessions blog now!

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7. COZY WINE COVER

One for the knitters! This adorable wine cover is super easy and effective and comes straight from the heart. He’ll love it!

Have a go yourself by following the pattern over on allfreeknitting.com.

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8. PARACORD KEYRING

Paracords are still so funky and practical. Who doesn’t love this beautiful yet masculine design?

Make your own by following the instructions over on Stormdrane’s Blog!

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9. PLAYING CARD LOVE BOOK

These last two aren’t sewing/fabric related but they are rather creative. This is awesome! Create a gorgeous note book filled with funny and sweet sentiments.

Follow how they made this over on visualheart.com

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10. GIANT CHOCOLATE BAR CARD

Lets be honest, all anyone really wants for Valentine’s day is chocolate! Here is an idea that needs no tutorial! Just gather a ton of chocolate bars and create a unique message for your loved one! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started!

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12 Purrfect Pet Projects

We absolutely love these sorts of projects! Easy, upcycled or both, and when they’re for our furry pals, what could be better. Here is our round up of 12 of the best pet projects we’ve found on the interwebs! Comment below if you make anything, or tag us on social media using #showcrafty!

Enjoy!

  1. Puppy Sock Sweater

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Have you ever seen anything more adorable? Make a simple sweater for your tiny dog for the winter months from a thick sock. Love it!

From Prakticideas.com

  1. Smart Dog Shirt Collar

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Smarten any pooch up for a big day out with the perfect shirt collar.

From Cheefultimesblog.com

  1. Kitty Bow Tie Collar

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Not forgetting our kitty pals, they want to look smart too! Maybe make a Valentine’s themed one with one of our LOVEly heart themed fabrics

From Instructables.com

  1. Crochet Cat Critter

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A quick crochet project for your kitty’s play time. Pop catnip in it and watch him go bananas!

From Anne Maries Brei Blog

  1. Crochet Cat Cave

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If you’re feeling a bit more ambitious why not try this brilliant chunky pet bed crochet project! We love working with roving, this is perfect.

From Eilen Tein – use Google Translate to get the English translation

  1. Pet Collar Pouch

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This is brilliantly practical and so simple to make! You could make lots, for all your pets, and all your friends and family’s pets and everyone pets! Why not use one of these adorable fabrics, and this amazing Sausage Dog trim to finish it off!

From ModernDogMagazine.com

  1. Doggie Cooling Jacket w/ Giant Pocket

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The bigger version as it were! This is so clever and made from old cargo shorts! Very good.

From lifehacker.com

  1. Tshirt Cat Tent

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So cute and quick, why haven’t I made one for each room yet??

From Handimania.com

  1. Snuggly Suitcase

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Such a perfect example of upcycling! Grab an old suitcase from a charity shop and decorate it to create the perfect designer pet bed. Simples! Get this look with one of these fun Crepe de Chines!

From Absolute Bodo

  1. Scrappy Dappy Do!

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Another great idea for those spare FQ, scrap fabrics and old clothes. Just adorable and completely down to your own style to make it perfect!

From Apartment Therapy

  1. Cage Bumpers

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Put that cosy touch to those necessary cages with left over material and bits!

From Diycozyhome.com

  1. Sweater Bed

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This has to be my favourite! Make the cutest bed out of an entire old sweater and a cushion! Brilliant!
From Handimania.com

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