Make your own Christmas crackers
Why not make your own Christmas crackers this year? They’re slightly cheaper – especially if you make more of them. More importantly, it means you decorate them to suit you (black and pink crepe paper would be the Mookychick choice) and you can fill them with your own gifts and sillies, from skull rings and candy necklaces to cherry lip balms and beautiful poems…
What you need for Christmas crackers
- Lightweight wrapping, crepe or tissue paper. Light paper will tear more easily when the cracker is pulled, and you do want it to tear easily. As to whether the wrapping paper depicts hollies or skull and crossbone motifs, that’s entirely up to you.
- Toilet roll tubes – you’ll need two per cracker. If you’ve got a touch of OCD you can pop these quickly in the microwave to sterilise them.