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How to Make Your Very Own Festive Crackers

How to Make Your Very Own Festive Crackers

Let's get cracking!

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NONAGON.style Team
on December 11th 2017
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Arguably as iconic as the turkey and sprouts, festive crackers are a Christmas dinner mainstay in the UK and Australia. Traditionally packed with a paper hat, one terrible dad joke and a plastic toy, crackers are a fun addition to a Christmas tablescape. Best of all, they’re super easy to DIY at home – all you need are some toilet rolls, pretty paper and a cracker snap! Check out the video for the full tutorial.

What You Need

Materials ( Makes One Festive Cracker)
1. Toilet Rolls x 3
2. Decorative Paper (21cm x 30cm) - For the main body of the cracker.
3. Colored Paper (10.5cm x 13.8cm) - For the toilet roll. This can be skipped if your decorative paper is opaque.
5. Decorative Ribbon (40cm) x 2
6. Double Sided Tape
7. Tape
8. Scissors
9. Ruler
10. Small Gift

Method

STEP 1 – Prepare the toilet roll

* This step can be skipped if your decorative paper is opaque.

 

Wrap and secure the 10.5cm x 13.8cm colored paper around one toilet roll. Secure the cracker snap inside the toilet roll using tape.

DIY Festive Cracker Tutorial: Step One
STEP 2 – Prepare the decorative paper

Stick one square of double sided sticky tape at the top of the paper. Then stick one strip of double sided sticky tape lengthwise at the bottom of the paper. Place and secure the prepared toilet roll at the top. Arrange the remaining two toilet rolls either side.

DIY Festive Cracker Tutorial: Step Two
STEP 3 – Roll

Carefully roll the paper and toilet rolls downwards to create a barrel shape. Secure with the tape.

STEP 4 – Twist

Hold the center toilet paper roll, and pull out just one of the end rolls by 4cm. Gripping both rolls firmly, twist to form a bottleneck and secure tightly with ribbon. Remove the end toilet roll.

DIY Festive Cracker Tutorial: Step Four
STEP 5 – Add Gifts

Feed the small gift into the center of the cracker through the open end of the barrel.

DIY Festive Cracker Tutorial: Step Five
STEP 6 – Twist Again

Twist again to form a second bottleneck and secure firmly with ribbon.

DIY Festive Cracker Tutorial: Step Six

Share your own DIY festive crackers with us on Instagram using the hashtag #N9Home.

 

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