Christmas Cracker D.I.Y.

Contributor post by Janis Nicolay of Pinecone Camp


Hello. Janis here, from Pinecone Camp. How's your holiday season going? Hope it's stress-free!

For over a decade, I've been making Christmas crackers for our family dinner. This year I'm putting a bit of a different spin on them. I found some fabric at Spool of Thread and decided I'd make a set of napkins and use them to wrap the crackers. Why not? I could use a set of napkins, and it saves on a little paper mess during dinner too ;)

I've made the paper hat out of kraft wrapping paper, washi tape, and a paper punch. Each guest will have a felt decoration, that they can assemble, in their cracker. I found the felt decorations at Walrus

All the bits for the Christmas cracker. I found the snappers at a place called Urban Source, here in Vancouver. 

I rolled back a bit of the contrasting fabric for a bit more pretty. Pale grey yarn to tie it all up. Voila. 

I hope you have a fantastic holiday season! Thanks again Jan, for having me pop in on Poppytalk!


Jan Halvarson

9 comments:

Anne Keane said...

I never thought to make my own Christmas cracker - love this!

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kate / tinywarbler said...

that fabric is beautiful, what a smart idea to use it on a christmas cracker! that's a fun holiday tradition!
hi jan!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

very clever! and so eco-friendly too!

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Really love this idea with fabric, thanks!

gallantandjonesblog.com said...

These are just lovely. I like that you can use the napkins too... Nice handy work Janis xox

lyndsay said...

so great!!!

elisa said...

janis, that's brilliant! a fabric cracker. i've been wanting to make my own, i didn't grow up with christmas crackers but the english people around me here are determined to influence our holidays. i wish i could still stroll down to urban source for important bits like this! xx

I am Admina said...

I love this idea, but how do you make them pop if they're made of fabric? Don't you have to rip the paper?

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