This week the pressure has really been on to get organised for Christmas – I did lots of preparation earlier on in the month and then relaxed a bit. Suddenly there is so much to do! But today I’ve been getting crafty and making my own Christmas crackers, thanks to a lovely present from the team at Netflix. I’m part of their Stream Team this year and they have been so kind to send us a little box of goodies.
Inside the box of goodies was a selection of things to put in the crackers: candy canes, badges, gold chocolate coins, little stars, jokes as well as the outer cardboard, silver string and stickers to go on top. I was excited to get cracking – the instructions looked straightforward but would it be as easy as I thought!? It did make me a little nervous though as I am so useless at crafts and frankly terrified of when Emma reaches the age where she wants to do more of it at home.
Once I laid everything out, the first job was to attach the little strip to make the crackers bang with sellotape and then roll them up using a rolling pin to help. The cardboard came with handy tabs to keep everything in place and then I just tied one end using the silver string. Next I filled the cracker with goodies and tied the other end up – super simple! As there will only be three of us at home for Christmas dinner this year, I decided to make five and thought maybe we could do a morning Christmas cracker with James, as I know Emma would love that.
I had so much fun making Christmas crackers for the big day and thought it’s a great idea as something to do for future Chrismasses. I’d love to customise them with little bits for each person – it’s something I have never thought to do before! I also made a little video on my YouTube channel of how I put them together, along with a complete fail at rolling up the cardboard on my first attempt. I honestly was not over-exaggerating when I mentioned how bad I am at crafts 😉
Merry Christmas everyone! xxx
I am a part of the Netflix Stream Team this year and they sent us this box of goodies to enjoy with the family. All views, opinions and words are my own.