Christmas Crackers are a well-known Christmas tradition and an essential decorative piece for your Christmas Table. They put a smile on everyone's face, if you win or loose and the jokes inside are priceless.

This year SP thought is would be fun to make Christmas crackers filled with Natural Petal Confetti and with this easy step by step you can too!

What you will need:

  • Confetti
  • Coloured Card or Themed Gift Wrap
  • Cracker Snaps
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife
  • Sellotape
  • Cracker Template (Click Here)
  • Ruler
  • Paper Hat and Christmas Joke
  • Accessories

Step One

Place your printed cracker template over your coloured card making sure the corners are perfectly aligned. Once done stick both pages to the cutting mat with sellotape, this will help prevent the template from moving when you are cutting. Grab your ruler and craft knife, and then move to Step Two!

Step Two

Start to carefully cut out the cracker template using your ruler as a guidance tool. It's a bit fiddly, so take your time!

Step Three

Once finished cutting out the template grab your ruler and place on the dotted line and then fold the cracker inwards. Repeat this for the other side.

Do the same for the rhombus rows, you know you have done it right when the row is raised off the mat as seen below.

Step Four

For this step fold the ends of the cracker snap and then sellotape or glue these ends to the cracker. It should form a mini bridge over the centre of your cracker!

Step Five

Time to add the Confetti, our favourite bit! We have chosen Natural Petal Confetti Icing Sugar because we like the contrast it has on the red paper, but you can choose any colour of confetti you would like. Click Here to take a look at all our Natural Petal Confetti colours! 

To fill your Christmas cracker we would recommend a handful of confetti for each individual cracker, so for 10 crackers our 1 litre bag would be perfect. Once you have filled your cracker, place the paper hat and Christmas joke on top.

Step Six

Start to construct your cracker by folding the tab into the cut-out slot. We would recommend you start from the top and work your way down as this makes it easier to place the other slots. Gently do each section until the cracker is made!

Step Seven

Now to add accessories and personalise your cracker! Glitter, labels, ribbon and stickers are just a few ideas to get you started.There is no right or wrong way to do this, you have the freedom to do whatever you would like. 

Tie the two ends of the cracker gently with a ribbon of your choice. 

Add some tags to write or stamp your guest's names on! You could even cut out the ends!

Once you have finished adding accessories, your cracker is ready to be placed on your Christmas table. The Natural Petal inside will surprise your friends and family, it will bring lots of fun to the table once the cracker is pulled!

We really hope you have enjoyed today's blog and go on to make your own Confetti Christmas Crackers.

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Love as Always SP xx