Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. I’ve been terrible lately, the last few kits haven’t been very inspiring but I did want to make the latest one.
Issue 68 Mollie Makes Mini Cracker Kit
The Mini Cracker Kit came with a wooden template, 8 papers, twine and confetti. The template was designed by Mini Eco, and the festive papers by Old English Co.
I’ve had this out for a few days and been doing little bits each day. This time of year is just crazy but I’ve been trying hard to still do a little sewing or paper cutting and take some time for myself.
The mini crackers are simple to make and I had a little practice before at The Handmade Fair. Everything was included in the Cracker Kit except for a pencil, scalpel and self healing mat, which I already had.
I drew around the template on my paper then cut out the edges using my blade and mat.
The first time I followed the instructions and scored along the lines with the blunt side of my scalpel, but you can just fold the paper if you think of how you want your crackers to fold.
There wasn’t enough confetti for all the crackers so I just filled the first few, tying up the ends with the pretty twine. The mini crackers are super cute and really didn’t take long. They are perfect for a small tree or would look great hung up as a banner.
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine:
Mollie Makes crochet flower garland
Mollie Makes Felt Bouquet
Mollie Makes Cacti & Succulent Mini Hoop Art kit
Mollie Makes Crochet Flower Pincushion kit
Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit