How To Make Your Own Tissue Paper Christmas Crackers - DIY Guide

Save your toilet rolls! Fill a simple homemade cracker with personalised gifts, silly jokes, poems, dares or whatever takes your fancy! I’m looking forward to sourcing and seeing what mini gifts I can squeeze into a toilet roll for my family this year.


Image: Petra Boase All Iron On Patches & Iron On Patch - Eyes

I have embellished these handmade crackers with our iron on patches that can be removed after, and popped onto a denim jacket. Our colourful paper balloons also fold up a treat, and are a great surprise to have inside a Christmas cracker.


Image: Petra Boase All Paper Balloons & Japanese Paper Balloon - Tiger

What You'll Need:

Here are the bits and pieces you will need to make your own paper bag Christmas crackers.

Step By Step Guide:

Follow these easy steps to get started...



1. Each sheet of tissue paper will make 4 crackers. Divide and cut the tissue into four pieces. Each cracker needs 2 toilet rolls. Cut one of the rolls in half.

2. Lay the piece of Tissue paper pattern right side facing down and gently glue along the top and bottom edge. Fill the toilet roll with the gift ,joke, hat and cracker snap. Apply glue all over the outside of the tube and on the 2 tube pieces. Lay the tubes along the bottom edge of the tissue paper in a straight line leaving approx. 3cm of tissue at each end and a gap of 3cm between the central toilet roll. Make sure the cracker snap goes through each of the toilet rolls and secure to the inside edge with a piece of tape ( this will make sure you get a good snap when the cracker is pulled)

3. Gently roll the tissue paper around the tubes and fold in the excess tissue at both ends.

4. Tie ribbon around the gaps between the rolls and tie in a bow to form the cracker shape. Decorate the top of the cracker with our patches!

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