Welcome to day three of our Classic Christmas! If you haven’t been following along, we’re dedicating this week to doing one classic Christmas craft each day, and with each one, we have a special guest come in to help craft with us. We’re loving getting to make these festive, cozy crafts and getting to know some really amazing people! Our first guest was Becky Edwards, who helped us make Pomanders, followed by Cranberry Garlands with Ben Schilaty.
Today we’re excited to announce that today we’ll be making Christmas Poppers with Romy-Krystal Cutler! Christmas poppers are a classic Christmas craft we’ve been making for a while now here at The House that Lars Built, and we’re thrilled to share it with you, along with this special edition featuring Romy. Let’s get making!
If you’re not familiar with this traditional Christmas craft, you’re in for a treat! Christmas Crackers originate from British Christmas traditions, where these individual candy-filled poppers are set at each place at the dinner table, and playfully popped open before dinner.
These are the perfect holiday craft that can be transformed into a neat little gift package stuffed with holiday goodies. They’re small, colorful, and just the thing to brighten up the season. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to make a template, so all you have to do is download and print, and you’re ready to make this simple, eye-catching classic Christmas craft! A few years ago, we released an in-depth tutorial on making these bite-sized Christmas packages that you can find here. I should add, too, that Romy was the perfect choice to help make these delightful little bundles.
Introducing Romy-Krystal Cutler
You might have noticed that this isn’t the first time we’ve featured Romy-Krystal Cutler on our blog. Last year, we invited Romy to participate in our Becoming series. If you’re interested, you can read more about it here. You can also read more about what she does on her website. It was a joy to get to know her more then, and a joy to have her back again this year! She has such a fun presence and did a phenomenal job making these little Christmas poppers. We’re excited for you to get to know her!
Here’s the video of us making Christmas poppers together:
Making Christmas Poppers with Romy-Krystal Cutler
And now, here’s how you can make your own Christmas poppers:
How to Make Christmas Poppers
- First, simply follow along with our Christmas Poppers tutorial, found here.
- As a note, feel free to customize and use any paper you like! Experiment with ribbon and wrapping paper combinations and see what you like best. We loved the way it turned out using our custom wrapping paper! You can find it here.
One of my favorite things about these Christmas Poppers is how versatile they are. You can display them around your house, but you can also stuff them with goodies and gift them to your neighbors, family and friends. You can also use them to wrap your Christmas gifts, especially for small treasures, like jewelry.
We’d love to see what you do with your Christmas poppers!
If you had fun with this tutorial, you’ll probably love these other Christmas crafts and traditions, too! Christmas traditions from around the world, Bottlebrush Christmas tree, DIY Custom Christmas Stockings, DIY Holiday Friendship Bracelets, and DIY Paper Honeycomb Ornaments.