crafts for men

– Mark the valley and hill fold lines onto the front of the lining fabric (see the diagram above) with the erasable pen, and fold them in the way indicated – pressing the folds in place with an iron.
Place the front of the outer fabric against the folded side (front) of the lining, so that the two hemmed edges are at the top.
There are instructions for fun techniques like wood carving and woodworking, free construction plans for large projects, sewing how-tos for making your own neck ties and hats, and much more.
– Hem the top edge of the lining piece by folding 1/2" over onto the back of the fabric, pressing it and sewing it in place with a straight stitch.
Now as a girl who likes the manly crafts and enjoys nothing more than the smell of sawdust in a workshop, I find it quite sad that there aren’t many girls who seem to like woodwork and getting stuck into large construction type projects.
You will find that I’ve included links to many free building plans for furniture and treehouses, along with men’s sewing makes like ties and wallets, creative home decor and art, plus techniques like bookbinding and sculpture making.

If you’re just now getting into building things on your own, buying pre-made legs is a great way to keep your focus on building and finishing a flat surface, like a tabletop, without worrying about the mechanics of leg structures.
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I can’t count how many times I’ve almost cut my circular saw cord while ripping a board or yanked a lamp line and ripped it clean off.
"Craft" may evoke images of macrame, needlepoint, and yarn, but on Instructables, we’ve got plenty of manly crafts too, like high tensile strength bracelets that can save your life, wood carved spoons that will keep you fat through the winter, knitted cozies to keep your gun warm, and instructions on how to make a 5 cent wedding ring that’s bound to impress any woman.
I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help create awesome handmade gifts for the men in your life.
These are awesome Kim…I’ve already downloaded a few printables and gotten some great ideas! Thanks for compiling such a great list.
While there are certainly a plethora of DIY activities that allow individuals to create their own customized apparel pieces or home furnishings, these DIY activities for men feature much more rugged and manly projects that will surely attract any auto enthusiast or gaming fanatic.
While arts and crafts are often considered a very female-centric activity, these DIY activities for men are showcasing that there are a wide variety of projects available that the male demographic will surely find appealing and worthwhile.
From upcycled hammer hooks to recycled beer bottle couches, these DIY activities are offering some rugged and rustic activities that men will surely appreciate.
Prim Object Leather Craft designs and handmade minimalist leather wallets for men and women.
Gingerbread Men Crafts…Use a gingerbread cookie cutter as a templete to cut felt or material, stuff, sew around edges, use ribbon for bow tie & skirt, a flower button for the girl and small beads for eyes.
Or at the very least, adding some much needed personality to the boring, mass-produced stuff you can find out there! We especially innovative projects that utilize things you may around the house, recycled materials, and things you find in nature.
And another one I never really thought about making – DIY Suspenders! Aren’t these fab? You could make a pair “for dad and for son”… wouldn’t they look cute together?! A really fun idea and such great for him for sure! A Beautiful Mess shares her clever how to.
That is life! In fact The Englishman is so used to getting socks, that he asks where the socks are if he doesn’t get any! I love Pom Pom Emporium’s idea of making normal socks look really fun – with these “Socks in a Glass”.
Mmmh, now what man doesn’t love to be in charge at the BBQ – here is a great recipe for “Barbecue Rub” by Real Simple.
Oooh how yummy does this sound – wild garlic pesto – delicious! I love how Liz from Me and My Shadow found the garlic in her local woods – I love foraging and making things for “free”.
Oh my, I love love love this ipad cover by Smashed Peas and Carrot – how fun is this Etch a Sketch idea? Not only is it “retro” and “nostalgic”, but you can add a fun message too! Brilliant.
Welcome to the “Gift Ideas for Him” craft round up! There are so many crafts and tutorials out there to delight children, girlfriends, mother’s and sisters and yet, it is always hard to find really good craft ideas for him – either the man in your life or your father or a brother! So I thought it was about time to create a round up dedicated to the (grown up) men in our lives.
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Ugly minifridge gets a facelift by having facade covered with upcycled pallet wood.
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 If you’ve ever fixed your car with duct tape or given your bike a new lease on life with Super Glue, you’re gonna want some Sugru in your toolbox.
Ugly minifridge gets a facelift by having it covered with upcycled pallet wood.
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[…] Superhero Coasters Okay, super crafters: These DIY coasters look amazing if you’ve got all the supplies, but if need be, looks like you could adapt this DIY using just the basics–wood blanks, old comic books and Mod Podge–and ease up on some of the fancier details.
It’s so hard for me to think of crafts for men! You may be like me and have a brother who loves comic books – in which case, geeky coasters are the perfect gift for said brother.
Geek Out! Comic Book Coasters from Mod Podge Rocks 27.
[…] My kids love comics and superheros (they just watched Avengers for the upteenth time this weekend) and I know they would love these comic coasters.
In July, a phenomenal dance group called PUSH Physical Theater, from Rochester, NY will spend three weeks here at our campus, developing a new performance piece with at-risk teens from the area.
Paul Overton is a prolific blogger, maker, writer, and ukulele player living in Hardwick, MA with three dogs, his closest co-conspirator, and a lawn that makes his octogenarian neighbors want to call the authorities.
This is a "first of its kind" residency that I sincerely hope will become an annual event, providing a forum for local youth to tell their stories through dance.
Being that this is an experiential project and not focused on creating a tangible product like a book or CD, contributors can expect to get frequent updates, rehearsal diaries, and scenes from the final performance.
DudeCraft represents a different kind of tribe in the world of making things, intentionally blurring the lines between, art, craft, engineering, and the good old “Can Do” spirit.
This residency will, on a small scale, provide the opportunity to experience what it’s like to create something as a team and to simultaneously express oneself through a particular type of physical storytelling.
During my time in this rural and economically challenged area, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some of our local kids through our Youth Center.
Unfortunately, those kinds of things are only available to Westerosi — unless you’re willing to shell out $30,000 for a replica throne in your living room.
This easy tutorial uses polymer clay and and an oven to sculpt and bake your own precious dragon egg.
A true Khaleesi would never eat her dragons, but you’ll have trouble resisting these sugar cookies coated in royal icing.
Show the world where your loyalties lie with this fun and easy project.
Where are your dragons? They’re nestled together in this easy and ingenious decor DIY project.
You know in your heart that you’re destined to sit on the Iron Throne, or deserve your own set of dragon triplets.
You can even use pins to keep track of all the battles and events happening in the show.
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You can make your own small batch spray paint: mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part water in a spray bottle.
These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters.
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Many of the men who sell handmade wares on Etsy gravitate to the site’s "geekery" category, which includes practical jokes and quirky crafts, says Emily Bidwell, who works in merchandising for the online site, based in Brooklyn, N.Y. A recent perusal found more than 72,000 "geekery" items for sale, including "zombie gnomes" and a "Tera Energy Superconducting Linear Accelerator" ray gun (both made by men).
Coming up with handmade gift ideas for Men is very hard.
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A traveling car kit is a great gift for Men.
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She had made small benches, wooden guns, glued a plastic dog on the 'porch', made a wooden railing for the porch, a small 'bale of hay' out of pine needles, etc.
They can be made out of anything, wood cut to size, old auto license plates, twigs nailed together as a 'log house' type bird house, etc.
Sick of underpowered cordless garden tools that run out of charge just as you’re getting started? Tired of pull cords, chokes, and mixing 2-cycle oil and gasoline? Then it’s time you stepped up to the Craftsman 40-Volt Lithium-Ion lawn and garden tool system.
You need a snow shovel, so why not have one that s not a pain to use? This bent handle shovel has an ergonomic design, non-slip foam grip, and lightweight aluminum handle make this snow shovel a top pick for clearing your sidewalk and driveway without being a pain in your back.
These tough, leather work boots are ready for winter with oil and slip resistant soles and waterproof membrane to help keep your feet dry while working outside in the cold.
If swinging an axe during the winter isn’t your idea of a good time, pick up this C3 cordless chainsaw to make short work of cutting firewood and fallen tree limbs.
Alden, who stresses that ManCraft is a "gender-neutral" event that welcomes women as much as men, cites traveling events like the Renegade Craft Fair or the dude-dominated Flatstock poster exhibition at the South by Southwest music festival Austin, Texas as inspirations.
The high hipster quotient should come as no surprise, considering this was the annual Holiday ManCraft, which gives the traditional craft fair a burly, if tongue-in-cheek makeover with "man sack" goodie bags and wares like wood-frame bicycles, small-batch pickles and ketchup, hand-sewn bow ties and lamps and bells wrought from fire extinguishers.
"The place is full of things guys are interested in — and they haven’t been dragged here by their wives to look at a bunch of crap," said Brian Glover, who heard about ManCraft 2013 from his neighbors and left with a jar of specialty pickles, some jewelry and a handful of business cards.
It’s a blend of craft fair, farmer’s market and high art, said ManCraft founder Stuart Alden, who along with wife Nicky owns Ink Lounge Creative studio.
As popular as this "love child of Martha Stewart and Chuck Norris" (as the organizers call it) has become, Alden has little interest in expanding the event for its own sake — beyond adding room for a few more vendors next year.
From left, Brett Childs, Samuel Schimek and Brent Senft display their creations at the Holiday Mancraft 2013 craft fair.
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There are so many things to love about these bright and funky bracelets by Michelle at MollyMoo – they’re made from recycled materials and scraps, they look really fabulous, and they offer a great opportunity for motor skills and pattern making lessons with the kiddos! This would be a great project for a scout group, a sleepover, or other such occasions.
Father’s Day is coming up in just a week and a half, but you’ve still got one crafting weekend left to make a gift for dad! Whether you need something to gift your own pops or a gift idea that you can help your kids make for their daddy, there’s something for everyone on this list.
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We crafters like to celebrating things like like TV and movie releases by doing what we do best: making stuff! My friend Jess from Mad in Crafts is having a Mad for Mad Men crafting party at her blog, but I also wanted to share a few Mad Men DIY projects here.
Your dad or any other guy would be happy to display this homemade paperweight on his desk at work.
Make sure you wrap your homemade gift using these creative gift wrapping ideas.
You can construct this handy box that can used on a dresser to hold change, cuff links, and other treasures.
You can customize it by using your guy’s favorite colors and then write a special message.
You can make a fancy wallet for your favorite guys, and make sure you include a picture of yourself in the wallet.
This fun clip is great to use to hold papers or other desktop items.

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