Looking to add some Irish traditions to your holiday festivities? Then you'll want to consider creating Christmas crackers. If you're wondering how to make Christmas crackers that pop, the process isn't difficult, and we'll walk you through the steps.
To make pop Christmas crackers, you'll need the following:
- Decorative paper
- Box knife or scissors
- Cracker snaps
- Hot glue gun
- Stuff to put inside the Christmas cracker
- Twine or ribbon
After you've gathered the required materials, the next thing you'll need to do is put together your popping Christmas crackers by following these instructions:
- Cut Your Decorative Paper
The first thing you'll need to do is cut your decorative holiday paper into the right shape and add some designs. This image shows you one way to do this, but you can also use the box knife to add any shapes to the paper that you want.
- Glue the Cracker Snap to the Inside
Use small dabs of hot glue to affix the cracker snap to both sides of the paper.
- Roll the Tubes and Tie One End Closed
After the glue has dried, roll the tubes as shown in this picture, then tie one end of with the twine or ribbon, leaving the other end open.
- Fill the Christmas Cracker
Traditionally, Christmas crackers are filled with small novelties, treats, messages or jokes. Place whatever you want into the tube, then close it up and tie the end with twine or ribbon.
Your cracker is now ready to go. If you're looking for some items to place inside, or you need some unique Irish gifts, shop our site today!