Crackers are synonymous with Christmas. I dont know if it's just me, but crackers are.........a little bit rubbish. Actually, they are really rubbish [which is part of the fun] unless you would like to offer me one of these? No?
You may have never been inclined to make your own crackers, but I bought this Make Your Own pack at Christmas last year in the sale at Hobbycraft after having done the same the year before. You can fill them with your own gifts, tailoring them to your family/friends and be as personal as you want with the choices. So, this is a quick 'How To', if you have been considering buying a pack yourself, and also a review, as you may want to snap some up in the sale for next Christmas!
What I Used:
Hobbycraft Make Your Own Crackers Kit [this year, these are on sale online - cute!]
Wrapping / Decorative Paper
Small Gift / Sweets
Scissors / Cellotape
The pack contains 6 cracker templates, hats, jokes and cracker snaps:
The design is fairly classic, in silver with a white snowflake pattern:
With the cracker body assembled, you place the cracker snap inside, with each end placed in
line with the sides of the cracker:
down very well with the girls [and are the perfect size] or chocolate was just as welcome. You can be as personal with the gifts as you want, which is part of the reason why I like to make my own crackers, as they are an extension of the presents I give my family - [you can also stitch some family members up - for me, this is Dad and Brother - by filling theirs with dummy gifts, or - none at all]:
I decided to cover my crackers with this wrapping paper, which I bought from Sainsburys:
To start, I secured the paper in place with glue/cellotape in the middle of the cracker and then
wrapped the paper around and fixed in place again at the join with glue/cellotape:
You can create a cracker that fits in with your style, decor, personalise them or even get children involved in the decoration - it really is that simple. If you find a Make Your Own pack and want to have a go, do it - it's much easier than you may think [and the insides you choose will definitely be better than what you'll find in the supermarkets!]