More mini crackers this week! A few people were wondering how they were made - so I'm showing some unfinished ones here.  We made these at a SU workshop last winter and I kept the card template then scanned it into my computer and used the scan to make a template for the Craft Robo - you can cut two out of an A4 sheet of card - and the Craft Robo saves a lot of time cutting out.  The size of each cracker before folding is about 5 inches wide by 5.5 inches long and you can see where the litlle diamonds are cut out to leave 5 'sides' - one slightly smaller than the others - you overlap and stick this side to form the shape.  The folding is made easier by scoring each side first.  You punch a strip of patterned paper with an edging punch and stick this across the centre before folding.  Then you can put a couple of wrapped sweets inside and tie the ends tightly with ribbon.  Finish by decorating with a small poinsettia or snowflake. 
You can also see lots more felt keyrings, bookmarkers,etc, just waiting to be packaged for our craft stall on Saturday!
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  1. Fantastic festive preparations going on... and thanks so much for taking the time to add the how-to details! Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  2. Lots of yummy things there and thanks for the cracker instructions and also thanks for visiting me this week. BJ#5

  3. Hi there Bernice,
    The crackers look wonderful, I have a template similar that I got last year from somewhere??? I made some for the neighbours' dogs would you believe? I put a couple of bone shaped biscuits in them ha ha.
    Cheers from Aussie Elaine #35

  4. Good morning, I'm a day late but am trying to pop on by and say hi to everyone this week! Great mini crackers!

  5. Oh all kinds of treats on your desk. Hugs, Nan 93

  6. sorry im so late with work have to spread out my visits, happy belated WOYWW.Love the crackers my you are organised, and thanks for sharing how t make them.I also love all those colourful felt decorations they look beautiful. Hope to visit again soon. Have a wonderful week x #26

  7. Fab felt decoration, lovely range of colours! Keep up the good work! Lucy #29

  8. What a riot of colour on your desk this week - I love the felt keyrings, they're so neatly made. The cupcake is awesome!! I see from your following blog that you did well, but it does look cold in there...brrrrrr.
    Thanks for dropping by :)
    Hugs, LLJ #36 xx

  9. wow awesome lot of fun things on your desk and I love all the colors! I think that is why the winter holidays appeal to me is the colors...Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk! Vickie #2