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!
To view lots of other workdesks, visit Julia's blog HERE.