I love making crackers for Christmas as you can put in them your own silly jokes (printed from the internet), put a very special little gift and a wrapped lolly.
Heres one way to make them for your guests....
step 1: download the provided PDF
Trim to the box template size. Cuting along the solid lines on the outside.
Score along the dotted lines.
With the handy Fiskars Finger tip craft knife on a Fiskars cutting mat - cut out the diamonds and the little notches at both ends of the cracker.
With the Fiskars Ultra Shape express and your desired template - cut out a shape where indicated. (here I used Christmas-2 shape template).
cover the ugly word panel with some of the off cut patterned paper.
cover the window hole with a piece of clear packaging or cellophane.
fold the long ways score lines..... (hmmm hows that for english? lol)
fold - across - the other way. Making a mountain as above.
Decorate the outside of the window with Kindy Glitz and put a sticker on the front.
Then use your decorative scissors to cut along the ends of the cracker.
I used my Fiskars - Cristina Re - Boudoir scissors
put inside a party hat and some goodies.... (of course these are not the ones I'm going to use. ;) )
the tie with ribbon or cirling ribbon around the ends.
Congrats you are done!
I hope you enjoy making your Christmas Crackers this year.... and I really hope you have a cracker Christmas mate!!!