Christmas Workshop 2021 · Gift Ideas · Shadow Box Decorations

4 Mini Crackers in a Clear Gift Box

Project number 2 of my Christmas Series is this cute shadow box containing 4 mini Christmas crackers.

This is a lovely way to gift 4 different gifts or as an individual table or party favours.

I haven’t added the snaps into these crackers, but it’s easy to if you wish. I have a Cracker playlist with some other larger designs I’ve made, you can see my playlist here.

These are also great to make early and store away flat until you need them.

The shadow box is a great size and great on its own, it will hold smaller clothing wrapped in tissue perfectly.


Classic Christmas 12 x 12 paper pad from The Works, available in-store only.

Craft UK Red Card available here

12 x 12 acetate available from Craft Stash here or from Amazon here.

Happy Christmas toppers (Unavailable) try independent retailers.

My Pink & Purple Scoreboard by Hunkydory is available here.


4 pieces of 6′ x 9′ pattern paper for the crackers.

Score along the 6′ side at 1.3/8, 2.3/4, 4.1/8 & 5.1/2

Score along 9′ side at 1.1/2, 2′, 2.1/2, 6.1/2, 7′ & 7.1/2

2 pieces of 4.3/4 x 6.3/4 card for the short sides of the shadow box.

Score along the 4.3/4 side at 1/2′, 2.1/8, 2.5/8 & 4.1/4

Score along the 6.3/4 side at 1/2′ & 6.1/4 down to the second scoreline only.

2 pieces of 4.3/4 x 8.3/4 card for the long sides of the shadow box.

Score at 1/2′, 2.1/8, 2.5/8 & 4.1/4 along the 4.3/4 side.

1 piece of  6.3/4 x 8.3/4 card for the base.

1 piece of acetate for the lid.

Score at

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

Happy crafting



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