Saturday, 5 September 2015

Belle and Boo Christmas Crackers

I am totally in love with Trimcraft's Belle and Boo Christmas collection. The papers and embellishments are so beautiful, I really wanted to make something special with them so I decided to make some Christmas crackers. These papers are a perfect weight for this project.

The crackers are actually so easy to make but I'm really happy with the way they look and they've been a big hit with friends and on my Trimcraft gallery.

1. Cut the cracker shape from paper using a cracker die or template. I used the Tonic A5 cracker die for mine.
2. Assemble the cracker (it really helps to roll it around a tube to give some shape first, I use the inner tube from cling film) and glue tabs in place. I used Cosmic Shimmer glue as it is quick drying and stays in place.
3. Cut strips of paper to decorate the centre and ends of the crackers. The Belle and Boo pack has papers which have strips of images perfect for this.
4. Tie the ends of the images with twine, attaching buttons or charms before tying bows.

Products used:
Trimcraft Belle and Boo Christmas 8x8 paper pack, wooden buttons
Trimcraft Glad Tidings Twine, Snowflake Metal Charms
Tonic A5 Cracker Die

My son loves these crackers- & has decided they are the perfect size to put Lego Minifigures in. I'd love to know what you would put in yours.

Thanks for visiting and commenting today.
Cathy x