Saturday, 22 September 2018

Christmas Crackers & Cracker Box

Morning Friends and Crafters, everyone seems to be talking Christmas at the moment. They all seem so far ahead with cards and other preparations for the coming season. I really don't know where the year has disappeared to. Today I thought I would make a start and make some luxury Crackers and a box for them decorated with Foamiran Poinsettias.

You Will Need:
Glue Gun
Tacky Glue
Tonic Cracker Die
Sheena Stamping Card
Box made from Centura Pearl White/Silver Card
Distress Inks, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire also the Wilted Violet in the Oxides
Leonie Pujols Snowflake Stamps and Border Stamps
Tonic Die Cut Sentiment
Matching Thin Ribbon

Step 1: Cut your crackers using Sheena Stamping Card, using the die.

Step 2: Assemble and decorate your crackers, here i used Leonie's stamps and border stamp. I have stamped with the distress inks, I heat embossed the border with silver embossing powder. Tie the ends with matching satin ribbon.

Step 3: Use the 2 smaller sizes of the poinsettia die to cut a selection of your foamiran.

Step 4: Fold the petals together and twist them, be quite firm with them, leave them twisted for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 5: Gently unfold the petals but dont open them too much, this will have formed you a base and wonderful shape to the petals.

Step 6: Layer the poinsettias together, I have used 2 of each together. Keep the large and small separate. I have then added the stamens to the centre, then edged the leaves with Tacky glue and sprinkled with crystalina glitter.

Step 7: To each cracker I added a poinsettia and a sprig made from the Berries and bunch of mixed stamens, all secured with hot glue.

Here are the finished cracker and box.

Many thanks for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished project. How far are you with your preparations for Christmas? I do hope I am not the only one falling behind. I do hope you will join me again very soon. For now take care and Happy


  1. These crackers in their box are gorgeous. Your flowers,as ever,are beautiful.
    Christmas? Never heard of it! Or maybe I'm just trying to ignore it. Have a few presents squirrelled away,but that goes on all year. As to making Christmas cards,I always promise myself I'll be organised and start early but never do and I'm sorry to say end up buying most of them. The only ones I have made have been DT ones.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

  2. So beautiful, what an amazing gift for someone....luv Ursula xx

  3. ooo I have this cracker die, Fleurs foam and a poinsettia die...these look wonderful!

    1. I am so glad, and really pleased you like these, Lovely to make for Christmas as decorations, I dont think you would want to pull them really.xx