Pulling Christmas crackers are a holiday tradition in many homes, and Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault shows you how to make your own at home!
DIY Christmas crackers
Scissors and patterned scissors
Toilet paper rolls
Small toys or treats
Wooden gift tags
Benjamin Moore’s chalkboard paint
Cut pieces of wrapping paper 3x the width of the toilet paper roll, and long enough to wrap twice around.
Fold the paper into equal thirds along the width, and make small cuts along the edge to help the paper sync better when tying ends with ribbon.
Secure the “snapper” inside the roll with a piece of tape, and then secure the roll to the edge of the paper with another piece of tape.
Roll the paper around the tube and secure with a final piece of tape.
Secure one end closed with ribbon, and add toys or treats into the open end.
Close the other end by adding the second piece of ribbon tied in a bow.
Trim the edges of the wrapping paper with patterned scissors.
Finally, add a wooden tag painted with chalkboard paint and write guests name on them for each place setting.
Courtesy Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, www.benjaminmoore.ca