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Don't let leftover cans of Guinness go to waste, cook up some traditional Irish Stew this St. Patricks day!

Check out the recipe from Millie Fiori Favoriti.

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Offering affordable ideas for a relaxed home, Cheap Chic by Emily Chalmers will show you how to transform your home in simple and cost effective ways.

Filled with hundreds of photographs of fabulous interiors, you'll be inspired to give your own house a new lease of life with the affordable suggestions in this book. Learn how to cleverly use colour to transform a dull space, pick textiles to add some cosy comfort, select the correct lighting to change the mood of a room and accessorise to make it your own. No matter how big or small your space, there are plenty of ideas you can interpret in to your own place.

Perfect for anyone wanting to revamp their home on a budget, give your space some cheap chic that wont break the bank.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Ryland Peters & Small now. Photography by Debi Treloar.

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It's not quite a bag, it's not quite a basket and now you can make your own bagsket!

Check out the how-to from Foofahagle.

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Ever feel guilty when throwing away packaging, paper and others bits and pieces? Now you don't have to. Eco Books by Terry Taylor will teach you how to transform those unwanted items in to handy books.

Including 40 innovative book designs, you'll be raiding the recycling bins in hunt of materials so that you can start binding your own versions. Turn old cereal boxes in to big chunky books, upcycle junk mail in to journals, create a travel diary out of used luggage tags from your holidays, or bind unwanted electronics in to cassette tape and computer disk notebooks. You can also make books from old egg cartons, maps, board games and dozens of other easy to find items.

Save money and save the planet at the same time by binding your own eco books.

Check out a sample project from the book, Cereal Box Books.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from The GMC Group.

If you've ever wanted to learn how to make macaroons like the professionals, now you can with the help of Ladurée.

Check out their recipe on Time Out London.

New York's famous music club may have closed down but in this new title, CBGB and it's decades worth of graffiti lives on through the 64 pages of photographs.

Believed to be the birth place for the NY punk rock scene, CBGB played host to such iconic bands as the Ramones, Patti Smith and Blondie, to name a few. The venue became plastered with posters, flyers and graffiti over the years and this book explores every nook and cranny from the bar and stage to the dingy toilets.

A great photo book for punks and rockers alike, this book immortalises their beloved club and helps them to remember gigs gone by.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Mark Batty Publisher.

Here's a super simple technique for making four leaf clover prints with your thumb. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Check out the post on Zakka Life.

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Add a little bit of tea time luxury to your day with Bake & Decorate by Fiona Cairns and her indulgent cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

With incredible photography to accompany the recipes, you're sure to be sucked in as you flip through the pages. The book is split in to two main sections. In the first, you'll find recipes for a selection of delicious cakes and sweets including battenberg, floral macaroons, vegan fruit cake, tiny meringues, coffee & hazelnut cake and sticky toffee cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream

The second part of the book teaches you how to decorate your baked treats to perfection. Decorate some Easter tree decoration cookies, scatter flowers over a fresh petal confetti cake, serve up some ice-cream cone cupcakes and make a Bollywood extravaganza with homemade sugarpaste roses.

Spice up any occassion, celebration or tea part with a perfectly baked and eyecatching treat!

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Quadrille.

Warm up on those cold nights with a tasty hot chocolate cupcake.

Check out the recipe from 52 Cupcakes.

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Sew a yo-yo necklace or a Suffolk puff collar, make a keyboard pillbox hat, braid can tabs in to a handbag, crochet an elephant and a sponge scrubby, bake some green tea cupcakes; cinnamon crispas or cinnamon bread, make a frame from recycled magazines, sew a wrist-tied pin cushion and pocket diapers, construct your own wall art, cook some crepes or a banana pudding pie, turn clothing tags in to a keyring, sew a laptop sleeve, paint on some little lips, make a paper circle garland and some spring flower mini kirigami, embellish mini jewelled flower clips, turn a giant tee in to a cute top and a pair of jeans in to a bag, and decoupage a notebook.

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