Sunday, 21 October 2012

Christmas Crackers

I've made these crackers using the fabulous October products from Gecko Galz.
The crackers are very easy to make and can be filled with goodies but I'm leaving mine empty to be used as decorations.

Holly Cracker
Gecko Galz Holly Days Background Paper
Gecko Galz Image from the Winter Time Collage Sheet.
Cracker Template. I used a Creative Expressions Template.
Sizzix Alterations Festive Greenery Die.
Gold Mesh.
Red Beads
Print the paper and cut out the cracker using the template. Make the cracker and tie the ends with the ribbon.
Adhere the gold mesh to the ends and middle, attach the image.
Die cut the holly leaves, adhere them to the cracker and then add the beads.
I put a little of the stickles on the image.
Poinsettia Cracker
Gecko Galz Tis The Season Background Paper.
Gecko Galz Image from the Old Fashioned Christmas Collage Sheet.
Creative Expressions Cracker Template
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die Set.
Red and Green Card Stock.
Gold Snowflake Border Peel Off.
Gold Beads.
Print the paper and cut out the cracker using the template. Make the cracker and tie the ends with the ribbon.
Adhere the peel offs and image.
Cut out and make the poinsettia, adhere to the cracker and add the gold beads.

I'm entering my crackers in the following challenge
Out Of A Hat Creations challenge, their theme is Christmas Decorations.
 Let's Create Anything But A Card


  1. These are wonderful Hazel and you have made me want to make some lol. Great to have you join us at the Hatters for this challenge.

    Love Chrissie xxxx

  2. What a great and inspiring idea for this weeks challenge. It never crossed my mind about crackers. Funny enough I was looking at the little snap strips that you put inside crackers at one of those school supply stores the other day and still never thought about the challenge. These are gorgeous Hazel. Beautifully decorated. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week.
    Florence xx

  3. Very vintage Christmas Hazel. they are beautifully made.

  4. Love the vintage crackers Hazel :)
    Von ♥

  5. Loving your crackers Hazel, loving all your recent makes too, I've been a bad blogger hopper lately. Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

  6. These are so beautiful Hazel, whether filled with goodies or not they will be such a conversation point.

  7. Hazel,your vintage crackers are fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  8. Hi Hazel, so pretty and beautifully made. I just love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra X

  9. WOW Hazel, these look fabulous, great idea to use them as decorations and not actually 'use' them, if you get my drift

    Sam xxx

  10. What a great idea, Hazel - lovely x

  11. These are terrific! I've been wanting to make some myself and have seen the kits at my local craft store but these are so much nicer. Love the vintage look!

  12. Wow, these are stunning! Would love these on my tree!

    Maria xxxxx

  13. That is a great idea. I might "steal"it.