These Christmas Crackers add some *pop* to your festivities. Also known as party poppers, you can also make them for New Years or birthdays. They are so easy to make with your Cricut and I love customizing them with my own fillers!
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MATERIALS FOR CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
- Light Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- Empty Vinyl roll (optional)
- Chip clip (optional)
- My free SVG cut file (you will need access to my free resource library below)
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HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
If you’d rather watch a video on how to make it step by step, take a look at this video here (highly recommended!):
STEP 1: GET THE FREE SVG FILE
Get the free cut file from the Free Resource Library.
STEP 2: PREP FILE
Upload the file into Cricut Design Space.
The Christmas Cracker is already sized for you. We just need to do a couple of things before we cut it out.
You will notice there are “Christmas cracker” layers and “cut” layers. The Christmas cracker layers are score lines. They should already be in a group of layers. Set this group from “cut” to “score” in the linetype.
Now ATTACH all the layers.
STEP 2: CUT IT OUT
Follow the prompts to cut it out. I used the heavy cardstock setting on my Cricut Maker with more pressure.
STEP 3: WEED YOUR DESIGN
Carefully weed your designs. You may not even need a weeding tool for this design. It’s super easy to weed!
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE
The score lines will make it easier to assemble.
Using your glue tape, put a line of glue down the middle of the Christmas Cracker. Glue a Cracker snap on this strip of glue. (The cracker snap is what makes the “pop” noise when you pull it apart.
If you don’t have any cracker snaps, that’s ok. You can still make these, they just won’t make the “pop” when you pull it apart.
Put a strip of tape on the “front side“, near the edge.
Put a strip of tape on the “back side“, near the opposite edge.
You can use an empty paper towel roll or empty vinyl roll to help give the Christmas cracker shape and glue it together. I rolled the cardstock and clipped it on the end with a chip clip to help hold it in place to make it easier to glue together.
Glue the ends together.
Tie one end with some curling ribbon.
Tie the other end.
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