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Have you seen the Christmas Cracker story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living? In the story Blake took the traditional English table favors to a whole new level.

For the traditional cracker pictured below, Blake covered a recycled paper roll with fun paper made from a template. Fill the tube with goodies, fortunes and the very important cracker snap, then cover with paper and our clip art. This version is great for a holiday table and really gets the conversation going. Click here to learn how to make the traditional cracker.

My favorite are the treat filled crackers! Blake used clear tubes and filled them with holiday cookies, then fringed tissue to create a traditional cracker feel. We got our crepe paper from Castle in the Air, and the tubes are from Nashville Wraps and can be purchased in bulk. Click here to learn how to make the treat filled cracker.

How amazing are the giant crackers? We used a sonotube (typically used for pouring concrete) as the base. It's a great way to cover up bulky and large, hard-to-wrap presents. Click here to learn how to make the Giant Cracker.

Click here to see the full story - complete with a tutorial on how to make a colossal Pinata Cracker!

Which Christmas Cracker will you make this year?

Comments (2)

  • The paper and clip art for the traditional cracker above looks so fun and inviting, no one can resist them! But the giant cracker is wonderfully amazing!

  • This was my favourite project from the December issue, which is such a great issue, by the way. We have crackers at our Christmas table every year. My mom dates and saves the prizes inside and keeps them in a large tin, which we explore every year after dinner. Some of them are pretty funny and they always lead to good stories and memories.

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