Christmas · christmas crackers · Christmas Workshop 2021 · Papercraft

Retro Faceted Christmas Crackers

Every year I love to make different Christmas Crackers for my table and personalise them with the gifts inside. After finding this amazing Lametta card at the Creative Craft show I wanted to make a slightly different shape that suited the card’s retro design.

These have a faceted shape, so although they look square they actually have 8 sides!

Crackers are a British tradition dating as far back as the 1840s! They are pulled at each end and ripped open with a ‘Bang’, you commonly find inside a paper hat, bad joke, and a tacky gift! well, that’s how I remember it being as a child. Today I like to make my own jokes and fill them with a personalised gift.

If you would like to see my other cracker designs check out my playlist here.

I forgot to check my quantities of the sentiment toppers and wooden Santa, so I made a plea during the tutorial and 2 lovely ladies very kindly sent me some spares that they had, this meant I was able to finish the last 2 blues ones I had started!

These are easy to decorate and match to your own colour schemes and personalise however you like.

 

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE THESE CRACKERS

The Lametta card avaiable here.

Mini Bottle Brush trees are available here.

My Pink & Purple Scoreboard by Hunkydory is available here.

All of the decoration I used is old and no longer available.

MEASUREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE CRACKERS

1 piece of 8.1/4 x 11.3/4 card.

Score along the 8.1/4 side at 1.1/2, 2′, 3.1/2, 4′, 5.1/2, 6′, 7.1/2 & 8′

Score along the 11.3/4 side at 2′, 2.3/4, 3.1/2 at each end.

Check out my full tutorial below.

This style matches my colours and Christmas style this year and I can’t wait to decorate my table and for my family to enjoy them and their personalised gifts inside.

Happy crafting

Sam

xoxo

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