Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter crackers....DIY

...DIY


I spent this morning making these fun Easter crackers for our Easter breakfast table, and I just love how they've turned out!

They are really easy to make, I will show you how:


Use your empty toilet rolls to create the shell of the crackers, and use any napkins, tissues or gift wrap you have to decorate with... There's two other things you will need for this make, the first is THE CRACKER SNAPS...I ordered mine from here


Second, You will need to cut some A4 paper to create those neat cracker ends...I have done the hard work for you and measured out where to cut the paper to fit an average toilet roll:
 I have created this template for you, to make the first step easier:

Cracker template...click, save to your computer and print


Step1:

First, use a scalpel to cut out the diamonds on the template..
If your toilet roll is extra large, you may have to elongate the diamond shape...

 Step 2


Attach the template to the toilet roll with double sided tape (Or you could use glue, but tape is less messy). The cut out diamond shapes should sit outside the edges of the toilet roll.

DECORATE


Cut a piece of tissue paper, or napkin to fit, about 2-3cm over the edges of the ends of the toilet roll.
Roll it on and secure in place with some double sided tape.

Use some string to tie off one end of the cracker....
Trim off any excess paper.

FILLING

 

Place the cracker pull inside, then fill with treats...I chose little Easter stickers, Little chicks and chocolate eggs...
Tie off this end of your cracker as well...


FINISHING TOUCHES

Why not make your crackers extra special and fun for the kids by drawing on little faces and attaching bunny ears or beaks and feathers...


Create some funny characters...get the kids involved!!

 


I just love the little characters...


And they will look great at the Easter morning breakfast table... 




Cute...don't you think?
I love Easter: Its all about spring, colours, sunshine , good food and lazy days...
In Norway everyone heads to their cabins in the mountains for a spot of skiing...
I do miss those Norwegian Easter traditions her in the UK, but I guess we'll have to create our own....
....and I think I have just found one we can easily do every year...Our very own homemade Easter crackers....
xxx
June


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