“I had a giggle when I spotted the armchair cufflink holder. It will be perfect for my TV-loving dad’s birthday!”
Margaret Bevan, Cheadle Dorothy says: An ordinary square box is rather obvious when it is wrapped so I thought you could make something a little more interesting. This little armchair has a hidden compartment under the seat that is just the right size for a pair of cufflinks and then afterwards it would make a cute desk ornament, holding a few paper clips or elastic bands. Using the templates on p92-93, cut the pieces out of thin card so that there is a contrast between the seat cushions and the chair itself. Cut two long 10mm strips of plain card and attach in the middle of a 20mm wide strip of paper. These strips are used to attach the arms of the chair together, snipping into the paper to fit around the curves. The drawer has a rectangle of card stuck on the front then a paper fastener added at the front as a handle. If this seems a little daunting, you can also buy dies from Sizzix to make little boxes. These are often used for favours but would be ideal for cufflinks too. There is a really nice diamond-shaped box plus dies for pillow boxes and other basic shapes.
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