Monday 17 December 2012

Upscale your Christmas Crackers & add a bit of Luxury

Christmas Crackers Straight from the Box

Upscaled Luxury Christmas Crackers

This is a fun, Christmas project. If, like me, you want your Christmas Dinner Table to look opulently festive but don’t like the price the Luxury Christmas Crackers (which, after all, end up in the bin within hours of use), perhaps you’ll follow my project to Upscale your Christmas Crackers.

For this project you will need:
  • Inexpensive Christmas Crackers (mine cost £6.80 for a dozen)
  • Coordinating 25mm Double Satin Ribbon
  • Gold Mirri Card
  • Gold Pearlescent Paper
  • White Paper
  • Sheet of Double Sided Adhesive
  • Glitter
  • Rhinestones
  • Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Die Set (or similar)
  • Glue
Adhere one side of the double-sided adhesive sheet to the sheet of white paper, then cut and emboss a set of three Snowflakes (largest flake in gold mirri, medium flake in adhesive paper and smallest flake in gold pearlescent paper). Repeat sets for as many crackers as you have. 

Peel away the adhesive layer and cover the medium size flake in glitter. Layer up the three flakes, applying a small dot of wet glue between each layer.

Cut 2 x 65cm lengths of Double Satin Ribbon. Remove any existing ties from the crackers and then tie your own ribbon around the crackers and trim the ribbon ends.

Glue the snowflake topper to the centre of the cracker, top off with a rhinestone crystal and use more crystals to decorate each end of the cracker.

 If you really want to go uber-luxury, finish off the Snowflake topper with a Rhinestone Button (but as these button cost over £1 a piece, they push up the price per cracker quite a bit).

I hope you've enjoyed this fun festive Christmas, do let me know what you think and wishing all my blog readers a very Merry Christmas.

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  1. What a fantastic idea they look gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  2. They look beautiful, I really love the snowflakes x

  3. stunning,they look sooo exspenive,well done. sue xx

  4. I love your upscale crackers. Hope you have a lovely christmas and all the best for 2013
    Anne x

  5. Great idea
    Happy Christmas
    Linda xx

  6. Great idea certainly look more expensive have a good Christmas
    carol x

  7. great ideas have a lovely christmas xx

  8. Brilliant idea...look so expensive...Merry Christmas...Joolsx

  9. Popping over from the leapblog, what an excellent idea and you have such lovely projects throughout your blog. Hope you have a lovely christmas xx

  10. Well done, look how posh they look now youve worked your magic! Sorry I am a bit late on the leapblog-christmas has really stolen my time and now flown by! Elaine-xxx-


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