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DIY: Custom Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers the best because they make great table decorations and you can personalize them by filling them with wonderful treats. You can either use store-bought ones and just swap out the contents, or you can make your own.

What you’ll need:

  • Sheets of kraft paper and gold-colored paper (12″ x 12″)
  • Cardboard tubes
  • White paper to be painted and cut into different shapes for gluing onto crackers
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Cracker “snappers” (available through Etsy)
  • Paper and pen to write custom fortunes
  • Favors such as lottery tickets, gift certificates, movie vouchers, key rings, iPhone earbuds, lip gloss, pens or jewelry

How-to:

1. Paint pieces of white paper with colors of your choice and cut out different shapes to use later.
2. Cut cardboard tubes into 4 1⁄2″-long sections. Thread tubes with cracker snappers, then add fortunes and favors inside each tube.
3. Wrap kraft or gold-colored paper around the tubes and affix with hot glue.
4. Glue the painted paper shapes onto the crackers for a modern art vibe.
5. Cinch the crackers at each end with ribbon

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Author:
Lynda Reeves
Photographer:
Donna Griffith
Designer:
Lynda Reeves
Source:
House & Home November 2019
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