Art Ed­i­tor

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“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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Make this unique arm­chair gift box

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