DIY Christmas Crackers
The Christmas tradition in our family is that I make the Crackers each year. This used to be my Nanna's job, and somehow it skipped a generation and landed with me.
Last year we were lucky enough to be having a White Christmas in France and I packed 17 x handmade Christmas Crackers inside my suitcase - God forbid I let the tradition slip!
We start stock-piling the loo rolls in November, and then by late December it's a mad rush to print out the jokes, stuff a paper hat, a Lotto scratchie, and a little trinket inside each one.
Whilst the tradition will continue this year, I am happy to report we are upgrading the loo rolls to these rather sophisticated pre-folded cardboard versions made by Cardboard Hunter.
I couldn't resist the crackers Anerien has created using Jocelyn Proust designs. I'd already planned a "Bush Christmas" theme for my table setting this year, so you can imagine how excited I was when I found these!
Available as Packs of 4 DIY Crackers, including:
• 4 pieces of cardboard to make 4 Christmas crackers. These pieces of cardboard come flat packed and are already cut in the right shape and scored so that all you need to do is fold and tie together to create the cracker. Two pieces of double sided tape holds the cardboard ends together
• 8 pieces of 2mm thick gold satin cord/string
• Glued inside each cracker is one cracker snap
Assembled Christmas cracker: H5 x W22.5 x D5 cm
String: 35 cm per piece of string
No need for the tacky, store bought crackers - fill these with your own treats and your own jokes. Or maybe include some trivia questions from 2020, or even conversation starters...