Hand Made Christmas Crackers

Add a personal touch to your table this Christmas with these mix and match christmas crackers. Use a variety of colours and patterns to create a fun festive atmosphere at the table. Customise each with a name tag, fill with bespoke gifts and hand written messages of good will.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time to Make

2 hours

How to Make

  1. Select your mix and match papers. Either print the cracker template directly onto the reverse of the paper, or use spray mount to fix a printed template to the back.
  2. Use a sharp craft knife to cut out the template. Cut along all solid lines, score the dotted lines and cut out the diamond shapes that are filled in.
  3. Gently roll the cracker together and fix together with the tabs popping into the slots.
  4. Fill with goodies and then tie vibrant ribbons around each end.
  5. Add personalised handwritten name tags using bark reindeers, or mix and match tags using off cuts of the patterned card.

Top Tip

Print the template at A4 for a standard cracker size. Why not try printing at half the size for stocking fillers or tree decorations? Use card rather than paper to help the crackers keep their shape.

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