It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and here at Darling Lovely Life, we do love to have a crafty Christmas. This week’s tutorial is all about ditching tradition, getting rid of cheesy crackers with rubbish toys and groan-worthy jokes and replacing them with fabulous, goody-filled novelties.
You will need
♥ Luxury wrapping paper with a pattern of your choice. We’ve used leftover wallpaper below just for the demonstration but wrapping paper sticks a lot better.
♥ A ruler
♥ Toilet roll tubes (you can buy cracker middles at Hobbycraft too)
♥ Cracker snaps (we got ours from Hobbycraft)
♥ A pen
♥ A glue stick
♥ A paper perforator
♥ Gifts for the inside of your cracker. This is where you can get really creative and give loved ones great surprises – lipsticks, nail polishes, jewellery, personalised jokes or fortunes, fabulous sparkly crowns – this could be the cracker that really pays out!
Measure and cut a 20cm x 30cm piece of wrapping paper.
Put the tube in the centre and mark where the edges rest. Using the ruler, draw two lines there.
Stick a cracker snap length wise across the paper (as pictured below) avoiding gluing the actual part that snaps.
Put your tube back in (filled with your goodies), roll and glue. then gently twist the ends.
Tie a little ribbon on each end et voila – you have a cracker!