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


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.

Tagged with:

Items you'll also need

Latest Ideas

Star Wreath Card

A modern twist on using a wreath design transforms this into a...

Mini Hessian Christmas Garland

Wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS with this cute handmade garland which can...

Hanging Snowflakes Card

Design and stamp your own patterned card to use and make fabulous...

Folded Christmas Tree Card

Put your folding skills to good practice achieving a clever finish to...

Layered Bauble Card

Bring this Christmas card to life by adding layers for extra dimension...

Jewelled Christmas Tree Card

Add a dazzling effect bringing a touch of magic to this Christmas...

Ribbon Christmas Tree Decoration

This simple and easy to make festive decoration using willow branch and...