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Christmas cracker templates

Christmas cracker templates
By Kate on December 10, 2011 I can’t imagine tucking into a Christmas dinner without pulling a cracker first. I love the naff hats, the cringe-worthy jokes (and just the tradition of it all). Crackers are so easy to make…and if you don’t fancy making some for the table you can make some miniature ones to hang in the tree. They also make really cool gift boxes. I’ve put some templates together if you wanna try. Here’s how: 1) Download the pdf and print onto thin card. 3) Score along all the dotted lines. 5) Fold along all the vertical lines. 6) Fold along horizontal lines as shown. 7) Bring ends together and join using a glue stick or double sided tape. 8) Tie one end with a length of cotton/ribbon/string* 9) Wrap a gift/sweets/hat/joke/confetti* in some tissue paper 10) Pop inside cracker and tie the other end with cotton/ribbon/string* * delete where appropriate!! Job done!! Hope all your Christmas or Hanukkah crafts/preparations/plans are coming along a treat.

Cut + fold paper stars This post is sponsored by The Loctite Repair Network I love these stars. I wanted to do a cut-and-fold version of origami lucky stars. They look great alongside all the other paper decorations I’ve been making lately. If you fancy having a go you will find the templates and instructions at the foot of the post as usual. I hope all your Christmas plans are coming along well. YOU WILL NEED: – – – – – – – – – – + Good quality A4 paper (in whatever colours you fancy) + Scissors + Ruler + Loctite All Purpose Adhesive 20ml + Thread + Sticky tape 1. 2. 3. 4 & 5. 6. Handy hint: You can also use Loctite Power Easy as an alternative to the All Purpose glue. 7. 8. Small paper star (measures approximately 4.5cm in diameter)Medium paper star (measures approximately 6.5cm in diameter)Large paper star (measures approximately 8.5cm in diameter)

How ’bout a Nightcap? Here’s a fun little pattern to embellish your gifts of spirits for the New Year. These sweet little stocking caps look adorable perched atop bottles of all kinds. Knit them in the round with small amounts of scrap yarn in about 30 minutes, then pat yourself on the back for avoiding buying another expensive, throw-away bow! Materials: 3.5 mm double pointed needles (US size 4) small amount DK to worsted yarn Instructions: CO 15 loosely and join in the round being careful not to twist stitches P 4 rows K 12 rows (K2tog, k3) around K 3 rows (K2tog, K2) around K 7 rows (K2tog, K1) around K 14 rows k2tog around k 10 rows cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Happy 2012 to you, Crafty Friends! Download How ’bout a Nightcap PDF Pattern © Copyright 2011 Simply Notable Fine Print: We are absolutely flattered that our crafty friends would want to make cute items from our original copyright patterns to sell in their online shops or brick and mortar stores.

Paper gems (+ templates) This has got to be one of my favourite projects to date…which is a good job because I nearly broke my brain putting the templates together!! I’m not so good at maths and figuring out angles (my lovely Mum is a retired maths teacher so I should know better!). By the way this project is quite fiddly so more aimed at grown-ups or older kids. My paper gems were very influenced by these wonderful crayons (via Deborah’s Pinterest board). You can use these paper gems as hanging decorations (for your Christmas tree) or you can incorporate them into a mobile or garland. If you spray them lightly on one side they look very pretty and a bit more crystal-like! If you love crystals and gems as much as I do then check out these cool projects: Home-made rock candyHome grown geodes Edited to add: Check out this great advent calendar idea using my paper gems. Kids craft coming up next week…I absolutely promise this time! I’ve been a total slacker on email lately…but intend to catch up over the next week. !!

Lille Lykke DIY COCONUT + ROSE BODY SCRUB Few things smell better than coconut and rose so let’s combine them, shall we? In this Kitchen Beautician DIY, we’re making a “Spring Time Scrub” to help you exfoliate and get your skin super soft for the coming summer months. Bathing suit season is just around the corner and nobody wants to be the ashy girl! Here’s my new favorite way to get rid of dry skin caused by winter dryness: You’ll need: a mason jar, coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond or jojoba oil and one fragrant rose (here I used sterling silver roses because they’re my favorite AND they’re one of the most fragrant roses ever.) Use a small mason jar or any clear jar with a lid. When you (or the person you’re giving this to as a gift) are ready to use it, take a spoon and mash it all up. NOTE: all measurements are subject to the size of your jar. Related posts:

Christmas pixel popup cards Firstly I just wanted to say a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. Hope you all have a wonderful time ^_^ I have had quite a few requests for Christmas pixel popup cards. There are three designs below if you fancy having a go at making some. I tried lots of designs out. Some were a complete disaster! Speaking of which I am going to hang lego trees up in our Christmas tree this year. Text based designs work really well too. My reindeer was a flop! If you fancy making some you will find templates and a tutorial after the jump… …don’t forget to make some pixel snowflake confetti to go in your card ^_^ Click on the link below for full how-to! + A craft knife + Paper + Ruler + Needle (for scoring) + Double sided tape + Cutting mat (preferable) + Printable files (all files are at the bottom of the post) 1. 2. 3. 4. You should now be able to fold your car fully in half and the design should lie flat in the middle! 5. 6. 7. “REINDEER” FILES:Card templateEnvelope TemplateInner card Template

I Don't Know How She Does It Crafts for Kids, Activities, Coloring Pages & Printables, Creative Arts Ideas for Children, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners P.S.- I made this... NAILED IT! photos/post/design: Kristin Ess (wood floor insert photo from remodelista.com) You gotta love those magical moments when you’re just minding your own bizz and inspiration jumps out and smacks you right between the eyes. Not long ago I was looking through floor patterns for a home project. NOTE: Before you start, use one of your polish colors as a base for your nails about an hour before (or the night before) so they have plenty of time to dry before you apply the nail strips! Take a section of nail strips from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure kit and cut them in half long ways. {Valentines day} pixelated popup card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

Origami Pine Tree Tutorial Want to extend a happy hello and thanks for coming over from Craftgawker!! Let me show you how you can take a few square pieces of paper and turn them into your very own forest like this! You can also make cute little trees for small figures like this iguana! He looks right at home, doesn't he? Here's how you do it... Step one. Step two. Step three. Step four. Step five. Step six. Step seven. Step eight. Step nine. Step ten. Step eleven. You'll know you have it right when you now are holding a square 1/4 the size of the original piece of paper with the pretty side facing the outside all around. Step twelve. Step thirteen. REPEAT Step thirteen on the remaining three arms. Step fourteen. REPEAT Step fourteen on the reverse side. Step fifteen. REPEAT Step fifteen on the other three sides. Step sixteen. Step seventeen. REPEAT Step seventeen on the other three flaps. When you are done your paper will look like a flattened tree (right). Step eighteen. Ta da!! Hope you have fun with this!!

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