DIY Victorian Christmas Crackers……

As long as I can remember we have had Christmas crackers at each place on Christmas Day. You can find them at many stores…but we have always made ours. When you create your own you can put inside exactly what you want to!

diy victorian christmas crackers

Each year we have special ornaments for each family…and label them with the last name and the year, then put them inside the crackers. We have Christmas with my side of the family on Christmas Eve at my parents’ home; and then we have a big Christmas Dinner here at our house on Christmas Day for Handsome’s family.

ornaments inside crackers

Want to make your own?

You will need:

toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes cut in half

fun little things to put inside {fun thins are ornaments, candy, paper crowns, small pens and pencils, fun words or wishes, etc.}

string or ribbon

any kind of paper or tissue paper

scissors

inside christmas crackers

How to do it:

Put all the fun little surprises inside the tube.

making christmas crackers

Roll the paper around the tube the long way and tape.

how to wrap a christmas cracker

Tie each end with ribbon or string and then trim the ends to the length that you wish them to be. Be sure to tie the ribbon or string tightly…close to the tube.

victorian christmas cracker

Put them at each person’s plate for a special dinner! We always include tissue paper crowns in ours…and everyone has to wear them throughout the meal.

tissue paper crowns

Christmas Crackers are something that everyone looks forward to each year…they have become part of our Christmas Dinner and Christmas Eve traditions with both sides of our family.

Do you have any special traditions that you started in your family?

Merry, Merry~

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Comments

  1. how do you crack them? how do you open them up?

    • Hi, Rebecca….to open Christmas Crackers you take them by both ends, twist, and pull. They will tear open and the fun items on the inside will come out. =)

  2. Hello! I think Rebecca was asking about how you make them ‘crack’ when you open them. For that you need snappers, which you can get from some craft stores, but are easier to find online. I did a quick Google search, and found a bunch. Here’s one: http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/cracker-snaps-p-91.html , but it’s certainly not the only one!

    • Thanks, Mary….that’s great information. We get our snappers online, as well. She just wanted to know after you close them up… how do you open them. =) Thanks for your info…I probably need to add some links to websites where you can get the snappers for those that need to know that! =) Blessings!

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