Every day between December 1st and December 25th, we bring you a new festive ‘how to’ as part of our DIY Advent series.
Francesca is a UK blogger and runs Fall Foy DIY. She loves making and is always looking for new DIY project to get stuck in to.
What would be your perfect Christmas day? Sitting around a kitchen table with the people I love, playing board games, eating lots of great food and drinking good wine.
What is your favourite handmade Christmas present? A beautiful hand knitted wool cowl and wrist warmers my sister made for me one Christmas. They were so soft and warm!
Where will you be for Christmas? I’ll be at my sisters house doing everything described as my perfect Christmas in the first question. I can’t wait!
Christmas crackers are one of my favourite Christmas traditions. I always love the friendly competition, wearing the hats around the table and telling the terrible jokes. So why not extend this fun way of giving gifts with hand made crackers stuffed with some extra special goodies to make Christmas dinner a real treat
Fill a container larger than your card with around 3” of water.
Pour in a little of each colour of nail varnish.
Using a skewer or chopstick mix the colours in a grid like fashion
Lay your paper over the top of the water for 10 seconds.
Lift off the water and leave to dry.
Making the Cracker:
Score 2” into the card on both sides, and then another 1” from that line.
Using a scalpel knife cut out lozenge shapes between the scored lines. Make sure the cut out edges do not meet.
Stick double sided tape onto one of the longer edges and then create the tube. Seal together with an inch overlap.
Fill with presents for your friends and family! If you need ideas for great and easy DIY cracker fillers you can find one everyday this week on my blog Fall For DIY!
- Tie brightly coloured threads around the cut out sections to create the cracker shape.