I am always on the look out for ways in which to use up card and paper that would ordinarily end up as landfill. As a means to reduce waste and create unique, festive décor, this project produces an Advent Calendar using mini crackers. Simply assemble and fill with your own gifts and treats! The length of the cracker is 14cm and the space for the gift is 5cm. The crackers can be reused each Christmas! Get in the holiday spirit with this project that's fun to make and easy to cherish. The crackers are made from wallpaper and paper samples and you can make them in the comfort of you own home! I have different colours available - you will receive a mix of coloured crackers.

What's included in the price?

• x24 cracker templates • x48 gold ribbons • x24 gold numbers • 'How to' Instructions

What you will need

• A glue gun (optional) or strong craft/PVA glue • An apron (optional) • Gifts/treats • Something to hang your crackers on - examples given in the 'How to' Instructions




Mapp of London

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I run classes which have been featured in Country Loving and Breath magazines. These take places in my she-shed in Twickenham and range from Christmas wreath making to cyanotype printing – “nature's printing press”. As a result of the pandemic, I’ve also started selling DIY creative kits so that you can try these crafts out in the comfort of your own home. It’s been gratifying to see these becoming so popular – my Christmas bauble kit appeared in the Metro and The Sunday Telegraph.

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