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In this special edition we’ve put together ideas to beautify your home as well as giving ideas of what to do with the left over fabric and beautiful paper that was used on other projects. Whether it’s for an entire room or just your fabric remnants you can find inspiration here.

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(almost too good to eat)

CAKE BOX TO COLOURBuy a rectangular, flat white cardboard box that you can fill with a variety of French bakes. Decorate it by enlarging the colouring-in design on the page alongside to the desired size and copying it onto white paper. Colour the illustration and cut it so it fits neatly on the lid of the box. Glue the illustration onto the lid with spray glue. Fill the box with macarons, meringues and other French treats. Tie it closed with a ribbon.COFFEE CUPS WiTH JACKETSMake a set of decorated takeaway cups for a coffee-loving friend. Buy paper cups with lids and cut ‘jackets’ for them from the lovely paper in this magazine. You can also use the ‘blood type’ design on page 30. First copy the paper then draft a…

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cardboard cactus

YOU WiLL NEED* decorative tins* cactus templates on pages 80-81* mounting board* green craft paint and paintbrush* coloured paper for the flowers* glue gun* masking tape* craft knife and cutting mat* metal rulerCopy the cactus templates on pages 80-81 in the desired sizes onto white computer paper. Work on your cutting mat and use masking tape to secure the template to a sheet of mounting board.Cut out all the parts of the cactus with your craft knife and metal ruler then discard the paper templates.Paint the cardboard pieces with the green craft paint and leave to dry.Slide the cardboard pieces together to form the cactus. Use the glue gun to strengthen the cactus here and there with a drop of glue.Cut out strips of the coloured paper and fold them…

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YOU WiLL NEED* clock templates on pages 82-83* white medium-weight cardboard* matching baker’s twine, ribbon and cord* short paper brad* sponge double-sided-tape blocks* double-sided adhesive tape* glue gun* small, sharp scissors* craft knife, cutting mat and metal rulerTurn to pages 82-83 and copy all the pieces of the cuckoo clock in the desired size onto the white medium-weight cardboard. Use your craft knife and, where necessary, metal ruler to cut out the pieces.Fold the main piece of the clock along the fold lines.Use double-sided tape to attach the base of the clock along the three flaps. Stick the side edge to the flap.Fold the roof piece along the fold lines. Cut a notch in the middle of both decorative bargeboards so you can fold the roof into a peak. Glue…