Sweet scruffy crackers

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Sweet, scruffy, crackers – no, these aren’t words describing me.

They’re mine and Kitts’ latest little ‘getting stupidly excited for Christmas’ project… start saving those loo roll tubes now!

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The thing I don’t like about shop-bought Christmas crackers, is that they’re a pricey purchase for what will almost certainly end up in the bin.

My version aren’t terribly tidy (and I didn’t source poppers, so they don’t do much) but they are almost entirely ‘pull-apart and use it in December’s scraptherapy’ (apart from the loo roll tubes maybe!)

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I wanted to fill our crackers with treats that we’d like and use, so I went on a fun shopping trip to the pound shop for cute little bits.

I’m kidding myself that the ice-cream tree decoration is mine. Of course, we all know whose little tree that will end up going on…

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I started by loosely wrapping the treats in pretty tissue paper that I’d saved from a Hey Little Magpie purchase.

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Next, I tucked the treats into the loo rolls, along with a couple of foil-covered chocolate sprouts (it had to be done!)

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I added some confetti (to make a pretty mess of the Christmas Day table)…

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… and some jokes chosen with Kitty’s sense of humour in mind.

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I loosely wrapped each tube in tissue paper and secured it with some washi.

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I tied the ends with ribbon, then added a doilly and each person’s initial on a pretty disc of paper.

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And there we go! Incredibly simple, but you know what? Life is just too short to be bothering with perfection.

There are too many other fun things to make!

4 thoughts on “Sweet scruffy crackers

  1. Suse Fish

    Ah yes, sorry: perhaps a reference that only Brits would understand! Brussels sprouts are an important part of our Christmas meal. They’ve become such a ‘thing’ that you can now buy chocolate versions wrapped in green foil!

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  2. Anastasia Anastasiadi

    Do chocolate sprouts have brussel sprouts? why would eat them if yes? (it’s first time I see this and I googled it and now I’m confused:)
    Your crackers look lovely.

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