Like nearly everyone, I am so ready to bid 2020 farewell. Of course there have been bright lights in the year, but there have also been a lot of disappointments. Since I a ready for Christmas earlier than normal, I decided to make some DIY New Year’s Eve Party Crackers with my Cricut!
These are so easy to make, and with the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit, they look totally professional!
Party crackers, or Christmas Crackers, are a table decorations that are filled with small treats and make a cracking sound when opened.
Homemade party crackers won’t crack when you open them, unless you add cap gun strips to them.
Make Holiday Crackers
It’s really easy to make Christmas Crackers, especially if you have a Cricut machine. I created a cut file to make it even easier!
- Cut File
- Card Stock
- Foil Transfer Kit
- Ribbon or twine
- Small treats or candy
First, open the cut file. I have it sized to fit on a standard 8.5×11″ sheet of card stock. Send it to cut, and choose the quantity.
Follow the prompts in design space to set up the foil transfer tip and foil sheets. This was my first time using the foil kit, and it was so easy! The foil tip is placed in the Cricut, and the foil sheet is taped to the paper. Once the machine has transferred the foil onto the paper, place the fine tip cutting blade into the machine and cut the paper.
Remove the paper party cracker from the cutting mat by peeling the mat from the paper.
Roll the paper into a tube and insert the tabs into the slots.
Tie one end close with a ribbon. Then, fill the tube with treats and candy.
Finally, tie the other end of the party cracker. I was able to make nearly a dozen in less than 30 minutes! And they were much cheaper than buying them in a store.
You could say my blogging journey is a little bit Erin Brockovich, a whole lot creative mom.
Life took a crazy turn with the birth of my third child, who had so many health issues we weren’t sure if he’d live. Eventually he and his younger brother were both diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder that mimics disease found in Asian children exposed to Agent Orange. We believe ground water tainted by a chemical testing facility near our home is likely to blame.
I wasn’t about to let health challenges get in the way of CELEBRATING life with my children and started planning fairly elaborate, themed events in the security of my home. Today I am an established party blogger looking to partner with brands on budget-friendly, DIY home celebrations.
Jessica’s work has been featured on such notable party blogs and magazines such as Catch My Party, Hostess With The Mostess, Bird’s Party Magazine, Amy Atlas, lilsugar, and Spaceships and Laserbeams.
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