We used to make these all the time when I was a kid, but only for decorations to hang on the tree - there was nothing in them, and we'd usually glue bookmarks on them rather than take the shortcut of using stickers (it sort of makes me sound older than I am - we had stickers, but that wasn't how it was done!)
For this christmas I had the urge to make a load of them, and put candy in them this time around. Still nothing that make them into the "cracker" bit of the name though, but I feel candy suffices
Because I have no christmas tree for them, they're just all over the apartment, making it look like a cheerleader gathering, which also means I can't get them into one shot, soooo SPAM TIME
(boyfriend made this one!)
Fluffy reindeer isn't part of the cracker, it's just hanging out of the way of the cats... (and I like fluffy reindeer, but I did NOT buy him myself, it's an odd gift from mom)
Different style when my friend did hers this way which reminded me that's how we used to make them... but I prefer straight tassles
Sooo, yeah. I've got three hanging from my lamp (the last three, one of which didn't show up against the backlight of the window so I had to hold it against the fridge to take a pic), five hanging from my kitchen shelf, and five on my magnetic note board...
I'm going to have to make my parents buy a christmas tree soon and dump six of them on their tree