If you visit me often you'll know that I've previously made a few Christmas Crackers using my freebie cracker template.
Here's one of them, also using some gorgeous double sided wide satin ribbon. It's gold on one side, and chocolate brown on the other. I also have it in green and red and I love it. :0)
After making about 6 crackers I was starting to wonder what I was going to do with them.
We only have a small family so I'd already overdone it for Xmas Dinner guests!
Then I had the "bright" idea of giving them to my colleagues at work.
The trouble is, I work in an open plan office with 17 people!!!
So 17 sheets of Gilded Winter later, the gift boxes were not the only thing that were crackered!
Here they all are...
Then there was the problem of what to put inside them!!!
I didn't want the usual cheap plastic moustaches or mini pack of playing cards, and decided it would be nice to put personalised items in each one.
Again my "bright" idea was misplaced because it posed two problems ...
1) thinking of different things to buy for 17 very different colleagues, and
2) needing it to be small enough to fit inside the cracker.
I was stumped after 6!
I found the girls a bit easier to buy for. Some of the guys were really hard because I wanted the gift to be matched to the person and a few have kids so hobbies are probably a luxury! I admit that a couple of the gifts were only 'loosely' personalised! Eg, one guy likes going to watch the tennis at Wimbledon, so he got a tennis themed drinks coaster for his desk (it just squeezed inside the cracker if I put it in at an angle!)
Perhaps they would have preferred the plastic moustaches after all!
- Freebie cracker template
- First Edition Gilded Winter 12" paper pad
- Typed Names (Font = PWJoyeuxNoel)
- Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax
- Fiskars Snowflake Border Punch
- Various Ribbons