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Create your own Christmas Crackers

21 December 2019

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If you are feeling crafty, and have a bit of spare time, why not try making your own Christmas crackers from scratch? All you will need is a couple of toilet roll tubes, left over Christmas wrapping paper, ribbon and a nice treat to fill your cracker.

Items needed:

  • Toilet paper roll tubes
  • Christmas wrapping paper
  • Ribbon, string, twine or anything else that will work well for tying
  • Sweets, trinkets, little notes (love notes, holiday wishes) or any small treat to stuff your crackers


  1. Cut your wrapping paper into a 20cm x 30cm rectangle.
  2. Lay the paper on a flat surface, and place three toilet roll tubes along the bottom.
  3. Roll the wrapping paper around the tube until you reach the end of the paper. You can add a bit of tape to keep it secure if you want too.
  4. By using a piece of string or twine, gently tighten and tie the paper at one end; using the toilet roll tube to help create a nice cracker effect.
  5. Using some decorative ribbon or string, tie off the cracker.
  6. Add your cracker surprise and then repeat steps 4 and 5 on the opposite side.


Watch our video to see just how simple it is to create your own Christmas crackers: