Stuff to do, stuff to do...but fun stuff, so the list may be lengthy, but it is chock full of crafty, baking, anticipatory goodness. So I am still vibing with the Christmas spirit!
Yesterday I made Christmas crackers.
We have always been disappointed in the lame-o little plastic doohickeys found in even the most high end crackers we've bought. Feels like a waste of money and materials. So this year I thought I'd take a whack at making my own personalized crackers with cool surprises in them. I found a few instructions online on how to make them and was all ready to roll, but then couldn't find the snap strips around here (all sold out). Not to be deterred I bought the cheapest crackers I could find, planning to take out the snap strips and discard the rest to make my own (bad, wasteful, I know), but instead discovered I could ease the cheap ones open, replace the insides with my own prizes and then put them back together and cover with some beautiful embossed Christmas paper I found. So much easier than my original plan (and less wasteful!). And voila our own personalized Christmas Crackers!
These are going to look oh, so nice on our Christmas table, and that embossed paper is going to be recycled into some art at some point (it is thick and shiny and has wonderful raised textures front and back).
OK, gotta go bake.
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