DIY Christmas Crackers

These DIY Christmas crackers are an easy and creative way to add your own treats to Christmas crackers.

DIY Christmas Crackers with two crackers sitting on the table beside gold bells.

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*This post was originally published in 2018

Making your own DIY Christmas crackers is fun and such a great gift to give your guests this Christmas.

The Christmas crackers that you buy in the store usually have cheap plastic toys that no one wants. Why not fill your own Christmas crackers with treats that everyone will love?

Ready to make your own? Let’s get started!

Noel and Joy on the crackers.

Here is what you need to make the DIY Christmas crackers.


The ribbon, scissors, wrapping paper and graphic laid out for the Christmas crackers.


  1. Take a long sheet of tissue paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Then cut it in half at the width.
  2. Optional: (I really wanted to do this part but ran out of time) tape crackers snaps to the inside of the toilet paper rolls.
  3. Take your toilet paper roll to the edge of the folded part of the tissue paper in the middle and tape it down.
  4. Roll the tissue paper around the toilet paper roll and tape at the end.
  5. Now take the printable (cut to toilet paper roll size) and roll it along the toilet paper roll. Tape it at the back.
  6. Tie one end with ribbon.
  7. Fill your cracker with Christmas goodies.
  8. Tie the other end.
DIY Christmas Crackers/roll up toilet paper roll on tissue paper on the table.

There are four different personal holiday messages in this printable:

Joy | Noel | Merry Christmas | Happy Holidays

DIY Christmas Crackers/green velvet backdrop and ribbon.
DIY Christmas Crackers/Merry Christmas - So Much Better With Age


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The graphic for printing.

Make sure to pin it for later!

DIY Christmas Crackers poster.

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  1. Jamie, these are so fun! My mom used to have crackers at our Christmas Eve dinner. I love that tradition. Your printable wrappers are gorgeous.

  2. Oh boy, this is a wonderful project! I always wondered about the cracker pop and how it worked! I can’t wait to try this! Love this project and all your choices of items are so beautiful!

  3. Great idea, Jamie! Growing up in Ireland, Christmas crackers were an essential element of our Christmas dinner…but they were always filled with junky plastic gifts! This is a great idea to actually fill them with something clever, meaningful or fun!

  4. These are beyond cute my friend and so fun! Charlie and I might have to make these to give his little buddies at his Christmas party we throw each year. Thanks for sharing these!

  5. These turned out great! I’ve made crackers before, but didn’t have the snaps. Definitely going to order some to make them more authentic and fun 🙂

    1. haha too funny, Eloise. My kids have a hamster named Crackers so that’s what they thought this post was about so you weren’t the only one confused!
      Hugs, Jamie

  6. These are cute printables for crackers! I made crackers for a few Christmases running, and one tip is to use 3 toilet rolls to form each one – lay them out lengthwise, wrap the paper around the middle one, overlapping onto the end ones, tie the bows and remove the end toilet rolls – this makes a nice rounded shape at each end. (sorry that is a bit hard to explain, hope it makes sense).
    I love the style of your Christmas posts and home!

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