My mom is Irish, and one of the things she always missed about Christmas when I was young was the lack of Christmas crackers at the table. Now of course you can purchase Christmas crackers at import stores, but the prizes inside are seldom worth the price of the box. For those of you looking for one more DIY project before the holidays, perhaps you would like to make your own personalized Christmas crackers.
These instructions on Instructables make it clear just how easy it can be to create personalized crackers for your holiday celebration. The hardest part by far is finding cracker snaps; they are available on the internet, but might be hard to find in local bricks and mortar stores. These would also make great favors if you're having a New Year's Eve party.
Materials and Tools Needed:
- PC & Printer
- Wrapping Paper/Some kind of patterned paper
- Cracker snaps (Can be salvaged from a cheap shop bought cracker set, purchased from a local craft store, or from the internet)
- Cracker Gifts