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Sunday 28 December 2014

Cracker Boxes

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good christmas.  We have had a very busy time.  There were 10 of us for the day on Christmas Day and then on Boxing Day my Sister, Brother-in-law and two Nephews came to stay for a couple of days.  We have had a lovely time with family and been totally spoilt with presents.  But back to reality tomorrow as work beckons.   Still, I am only in on Monday and Tuesday and then have Wednesday and Thursday off so can't complain.  

Today I thought I would share the cracker boxes I made everyone for the table on Christmas Day.  Since my two girls have grown up I do find shop bought crackers a bit of a waste of money.  So this year I made everyone their own little cracker box and put a personalised present in them for everyone.  They looked lovely on the table and everyone really enjoyed their little gift.  I even bought some little party hats and printed out some cracker jokes.

I used my hougie board for all the scoring once I had worked out the measurements.  Some christmassy papers from my stash decorated the outside.  I stamped the sentiment and added some faux stitching before mounting onto a die cut circle.  Some pearls around the top, a name tag and ribbon for the bow finished the boxes.
Here is another view:

I liked these so much that I made another 14 and put sweets in them for all of my work colleagues.  It was my way of saying thank you for making me feel so welcome in my new job.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges;
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Pile It On - Anything goes christmas
Lisa B - Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas but no cards
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
Allsorts - Gifts
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Papertake - Pick a Fav (Anything goes)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
CHNC - Anything goes christmas
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes
OSAAT - Stitching


Furrbster said...

What a fantastic idea - especially considering how much proper crackers cost and the rubbish that is inside them!! I bet these went down a treat!
Hugz Tinz

suzanne2 said...

oh I love this idea and your ribbon is gorgeous! thank you for joining us at creative inspirations. hope you have a happy and crafty new year xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

These are beautiful mags. X

Sue said...

Fab crackers thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...Sue DT x

Wendy said...

Really gorgeous Mags, fabulous design and a wonderful idea.
Wendy xx

Chris said...

What a brilliant idea! These are gorgeous and a lovely alternative to shop bought crackers! will remember this for next Christmas!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome crackers! Thanks for sharing them with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

Chana Malkah said...

Quite beautiful! Thanks so much for dropping them off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Sue said...

Such a lovely design and and a great idea, much better than any in the shops.
Glad you had a good Christmas, wishing you a Happy New Year
Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Mags your colleagues are going to just love these fun but very elegant crackers.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous I love the design and such a fabulous idea. Lovely to hear you have had a lovely Christmas. Wishing you all the best for 2015.
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

Wow 14...............they are so cute though l think l would be of the same and make lots xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Mags, they're really lovely. I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas. Happy New Year & thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

rachel said...

wonderful - such a clever idea Mags - will keep that one for the future! Big hugs rachel xx

Margaret said...

So lovely and a fabulous addition to the table for celebration. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Carole Pollard said...

Just brilliant and a great idea Love and hugs Carole x

MagsB said...

What a lovely idea, Mags, so much more special than anything shop-bought! And also it's a lovely idea to make some for your new work colleagues, I'm so glad they have welcomed you and helped you settle in!

Have a happy and healthy 2015!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

oops, i forgot to say Thank You for joining in at CRAFT Challenge! xxx

love Mags B x

Sharon said...

Your cracker boxes are fabulous Mags. I am not surprised they were well thought of.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs Sharon. x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulour boxes Mags! Happy New Year, hugs Heidi xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just gorgeous. thanks for sharing at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Marlene DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just me back. Thanks for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish.Marlene DT

Jennifer Johnston said...

Your crackers are beautiful Mags, I bet they looked amazing on your Christmas table. So pleased you had a lovely Christmas. Thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated. Wishing you and your family, all the best for 2015.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Tracy said...

Fabulous gift box. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

susiestacey said...

Lovely crackers Mags, much nicer to have a personalised gift rather that shop bought crackers.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Last Minute Gifts' challenge and good luck x Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous, Happy New Year to you
Hugs Kate x

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmas gift box!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Anet's Crafting said...

Your cracker box is gorgeous Mags. Wishing you and you family a Happy New Year and all of the best for the new year. Anet x

Alyx said...

Love this idea. Crackers are so rubbish now...even the jokes get worse. This is so much nicer and more elegant plus there's room for something special inside. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. Happy New Year.

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xxx

Sammy said...

This is such a fab design Mags, love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Sammy-x

Tina said...

What a gorgeous creation. love everything about it. Hugs Tina CFAS (DT) X