DIY fabulously floral Christmas crackers

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.

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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
♥ Ribbon
♥ 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!

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Step one

Measure and cut a 20cm x 30cm piece of wrapping paper.
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Step two

Put the tube in the centre and mark where the edges rest. Using the ruler, draw two lines there.
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Step three

Stick a cracker snap length wise across the paper (as pictured below) avoiding gluing the actual part that snaps.
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Step four

Put your tube back in (filled with your goodies), roll and glue. then gently twist the ends.
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Step five

Tie a little ribbon on each end et voila – you have a cracker! IMG_2559

1 Comment on DIY fabulously floral Christmas crackers

  1. Leah
    December 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm (3 years ago)

    So pretty!

    Reply

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