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Saturday, 19 November 2011


Hi All
Don't know about you but I always feel a bit let down by christmas crackers.  They can cost a fortune and the gifts inside are not worth bothering with.
I went to a dabble day organised by my local craft shop a few weeks ago and was shown how to make a christmas cracker out of parchment.
This is my first effort:
Decided to keep this quite simple.  Made the cracker and used glitter strips, glitter peel offs and gems to embellish.  To keep it a bit more sturdy I made an inner using brown kraft card.  This has worked quite well and no danger of it sagging!!
I plan on personalising them all and putting a gift inside appropriate to that person.  Hopefully, they will like them enough to keep them as a christmas keepsake.
Will probably make the ones for ladies a bit more elaborate with some flowers but depends what time I get.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking.
Please feel free to leave me a comment as I love reading them.



Mags said...

Hi, Mags! Oh, I like this cracker, I like that it's square, so it doesn't roll off the table. I agree, most crackers are really disappointing, even the 'bang' is often a let-down!

Take care!

luv, Mags x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mags, a really gorgeous cracker hun, much better than the bought ones.

donna x

downrightcrafty said...

oh the first cracker I have seen this year and what a fabulous job you have done with it
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! What a super great idea!!!!! You did a fabulous job !!!! I am sure people will keep them as keepsake too beautiful not too!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Daniele said...

what great crackers, I'm afraid I cheat and buy them