Scrap Happy Christmas – Cracker Gifts

Spoiler Alert: If you’re coming to our house for Christmas dinner this year, this post will show you the gift you’ll get in your Christmas cracker.

I do love Christmas crackers, but I hate that they are a pretty eco-unfriendly – with every bit of them usually ending up in the bin straight after the meal. I therefore do like to make my crackers from as much recycled and recyclable items as possible. Hopefully I’ll find time to post making my Christmas crackers this year, but for now I’m just going to share the gifts for this years crackers as my scrap happy make this month…

Hopefully this picture explains all you need to know if you want to make any of these.

Pretty fiddly to make, but very little scrap fabric and ribbon needed.

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun (first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

Until next time,

Bekki x

16 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Christmas – Cracker Gifts

  1. These are so cute Bekki, I borrowed a free motion foot over Christmas to have a go
    , what fabric did you use for the actual key ring ?
    Love Sandra xxx

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Thank you lovely. It’s just grey felt. Two layers – sew the house on to the first one then back with the second piece to cover the back of the sewing.
      Have fun with the borrowed foot. Lots of love xxx


  2. I would be very happy to pull a cracker and get one of these drop out. I usually make my own and put in specially chosen little gifts – hard to find things to fit in – my Dad got some fuses once but he was delighted (or maybe being polite).

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    1. Thank you. I’d love to do thoughtfully chosen gifts, but couldn’t think of one for everyone, so decided everyone could have the same this year. At one point I was going to make a key ring that looked like each person’s car, but decided I didn’t have enough time for that.
      Mmm fuses. Not sure they’d be my favourite.


  3. we always made our own crackers, but I don’t have them at all , just for me and #MrG. The great joy of making our own is finding (or making) tiny useful gifts to go within. I don’t remember making any gifts as nice as those , though ! Thanks for sharing.


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