Carolers, sleigh bells — these are the sounds of the season. But in Britain, so are the exciting crackle! and bang! of Christmas crackers, festive paper tubes used for small presents. Less popular stateside, these packages are a British holiday dinner staple. Traditionally they hold paper crowns and a riddle or joke and are small enough to fit on a plate. Our DIY versions, however, run the gamut from said stocking stuffer to sight-gaggish supersized.

Carolers, sleigh bells -- these are the sounds of the season. But in Britain, so are the exciting crackle! and bang! of Christmas crackers, festive paper tubes used for small presents. Less popular stateside, these packages are a British holiday dinner staple. Traditionally they hold paper crowns and a riddle or joke and are small enough to fit on a plate. Our DIY versions, however, run the gamut from said stocking stuffer to sight-gaggish supersized.
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