Thursday, November 2, 2023

Easy Peasy Christmas Cracker Boxes

Hi my friends, the countdown is on for Christmas, crikey it's only 7 or so weeks away so I need to get cracking. I've got a list of things I want to make as long as my arm but for starters I'm sharing how to make easy peasy Christmas Cracker Boxes to hold small gifts or to decorate your Christmas table using one sheet of paper. I used 8" x 8" Idea-ology Christmas paper from my stash but you can use 6" x 6" or even 12" x 12" depending on how small or large you want the crackers to be. The instructions are the same for all the sizes and I can't emphasis enough the importance of reinforcing the folds really well as you go along because as you progress, you are working with lots of layers of paper and for that reason, I wouldn't recommend using card to make the crackers.

There was no measuring involved here, I just eye-balled it and at the end of the day, if your angles don't perfectly match up, it's not going to be seen once the box is closed.
This is what it should look like when you open it out

The first 3 boxes assembled and you could leave them like this if you are using them for your Christmas table.
But I decided to add a little more decoration and die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Gatherings Thinlits from Sizzix Festive and Pastel Cardstock.
I trimmed Idea-ology Christmas PocketCards to create small panels for the front of the crackers, inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium and added the die-cut greenery.
I fixed Idea-ology Label Stickers to scraps of white card, trimmed and fixed in  place with Distress Collage Medium.
To finish I added splatters of White Gesso. They were so easy to make (30 minutes to make 3, not counting the die-cutting and decoration) so I'll be making a simpler decorated version in matching papers for my Christmas table.

Have fun with whatever you are making
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Absolutely love these Kath, they will look beautiful on the Christmas table. I can't believe it is almost upon us again, that one went abit too fast don't you think :))

  2. How beautiful are these crackers the embellishments used and the papers are stunning

  3. These are marvelous and no fancy gizmo to make them. Love!!!

  4. These are gorgeous! I love how you used double sided paper. Genius! Thanks for sharing. These may be on our tree this year for our grown children. ;)