Thanksgiving Holiday Cracker with Anita

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Anita here with a Thanksgiving project that was originally designed to be a Valentine’s Day project.  It was a lot of fun to re-purpose this file !  The cut file I used is the 3D Heart Cracker Box and you can find it here in Lori’s store and here in the Silhouette store.  I also used Lori’s Thanksgiving Icons files which can be found  here in Lori’s store and here in the Silhouette store.  The papers are from Lori’s wonderful new Echo Park collection called A Perfect Autumn.

Here is a photo of the original cut file.

I  wanted to use the Thanksgiving Icons in place of the hearts and needed to make sure that they were the right size to cover up the heart tabs on the end of the cracker.  I started by un-grouping the cracker file and deleting the smaller hearts.  I then resized the Thanksgiving Icons to the following dimensions:  pumpkins  2.480″ X 2.39″ , Pilgrim hats  2.873″ X 2.249″ and Pies  3.091″ X 1.899″.  These sizes were big enough to cover the heart tabs.

I duplicated and cut a mirror image of each of the icons so that they would look great when adhered to either side of the heart.

In the following photo you can see that I have made a mirror image of the pumpkin on the left.

Here are some of the cut pieces for the pumpkin.  I am missing two pumpkins and two stems but wanted to give you an idea of what if looks like when cut.

Next I assembled the box.   I started by gluing a piece of  acetate to the inside of the window and then added the scalloped oval to the outside of the window.  I filled the box then folded in the end tabs and then glued the hearts together.  I finished it by gluing the icons onto the hearts.


Here are close ups of the three boxes.

I am so happy with how these came out.  Crackers or poppers in the store are so expensive and not filled with yummy chocolates like mine.  Hope this has made you think about other ways to repurpose the cut files you have and are considering buying.



Diane W - October 10, 2017 - 9:40 pm

Very cute projects.

Diana - October 5, 2017 - 9:19 am

Hi Anita,
Thanks for this cut file tip, I love these Thanksgiving treat boxes and want to try this idea!

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