How to Make Christmas Crackers

Dear Chicago House,

When I was in the UK a few weeks back I saw loads of boxes of Christmas Crackers..sadly they were too bulky for me to carry back to the US. They are traditionally used as a festive table favor..you choose a partner to pull your cracker, the winner is left with a trinket, paper hat and lame joke!

You can occasionally find them in stores here…but this year I have not had the time to hunt them down…so…I thought I’d have a stab at making my own.

how to make christmas crackers

 

How to make Christmas Crackers.

What you need 

  • Nice thick festive paper. I used scrap booking paper which was the perfect size to produce 2 crackers
  • Toilet roll
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Small gift to place inside cracker

Start by cutting your paper to size. Each cracker requires a piece of paper 12″ by 6″

how to make christmas crackers

Fold as illustrated above .
Your paper will now look like this.

how to make christmas crackers

Fold the paper in on itself and  carefully snip triangle shapes as shown.

how to make christmas crackers

Do both sides

how to make christmas crackers

Using double sided tape stick paper to a toilet roll, starting at one edge.

how to make christmas crackers
how to make christmas crackers
how to make christmas crackers

Add more tape to finish the ends

how to make christmas crackers

Add you gift, joke, paper hat or what ever takes your fancy and seal ends with some pretty ribbon. I curled my ribbon with scissors.

how to make christmas crackers
how to make christmas crackers

Merry Chritmas!

Love from

Creative in Chicago

XX

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