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Topic: Crazy Quilted Christmas Cracker Crowns  (Read 18827 times)
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« on: November 18, 2008 03:18:19 AM »

Inspired by an idea I had for the Quirky Christmas Swap I've decided to make crackers for all my family this year. These are the crowns that go inside them. They beat the flimsy paper crowns I think! Cheesy

My sewing skills are sadly a bit lacking, but I think that just adds to the charm Wink

I don't have a photo yet, but I just made the crackers themselves out of handmade paper with diamonds cut at each end for easier pulling. Just insert a cracker snap, crown, little giftie and a bad joke and voila!

Now to dig up lots of incredibly groanworthy jokes for inside the rest of them!

EDIT: I've borrowed a photo of some crackers from their recipient, I hope that's okay knickertwist!
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008 03:56:15 AM »

Ha Ha HA HAa  Cheesy They'r GREAT Id certainly be pleased to find one of those , rather than a naff bit of papper that splits if you actualy wear it for 10 mins lol ,In a cracker !

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008 03:58:17 AM »

I've got a good joke for you not exactly christmas nut it's definetly a groaner.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008 04:13:49 AM »

Nice work. Makes me all jealous that we don't have a Christmas Cracker Tradition here in Finland.

« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008 04:50:22 AM »

Very cute, and much better than the paper ones!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008 04:57:41 AM »

oh!  That is the neatest idea.  Ive never heard of those  cracker things with prizes inside them!  Send a pm my way letting me know when you post the actual crackers too.  Im curious about what they look like and how they are made. Grin

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008 05:08:50 AM »

I love it!
I'd also like to know how to make the the crackers themselves.

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Nacho cheese!

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008 05:17:17 AM »

Ha ha, thanks for the jokes everyone! I'll add them to my list! Grin

Christmas crackers generally have a paper crown, rubbish joke and a silly plastic toy inside...and they're brilliant!

I only have photo's of the innards for one of them at the moment since the others haven't been opened yet. I will be making more though so I'll take some photo's.

These were the innards on the quirky swap one made for a young boy...
rolled up crown, zombie pencil, plastic cricket, sweeties and joke.

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008 05:48:34 AM »

Those hats are awesome, very very cool!

Do they really not have Christmas crackers in the US?  That's shocking, everyone should have them!  You can get posh ones too with nicer prizes but inevitably they still get tossed in a drawer and thrown out about five years later.  Here are some.

That nacho cheese joke is absolutely terrible, forever sandals should be ashamed of herself.  I'm going to email it to everyone I know Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008 05:56:27 AM »

This is one of those great ideas that seems so bloody obvious once you've seen it, but would have never thought of in a million years!!  I'm totally going to steal your idea  Cheesy  I have an idea about making a cracker with empty loo rolls, but I can't figure out a way to get the "crack".  Any thoughts?
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