Create individual crackers for the table – your family and guests will love the thought you put into choosing something just for them.
+ The key to making these crackers look luxe is the paper – we used a gold mock-croc wrapping paper. Cut the paper into six pieces 32cm x 15cm.
+ Place a cracker tube, toilet roll tube or sections of a wrapping paper tube in the middle of each sheet. Wrap paper around the tube and use double-sided tape to secure.
+ Slot in your customised gift then tie each end of the cracker with a 50cm length of ribbon.
Gift suggestions: Pens are useful and gender-neutral; wrapped lollies or individual treats are always a hit; a small nail polish or nail clipper is another cute idea. Mock-croc wrapping paper, $6.99 a sheet, from Whitcoulls. Cracker tubes, $4.99, from Spotlight. Navy ribbon, 50c a metre, from Ike’s Emporium. Double-sided tape, $2 a roll, from Bargains & More. Gold pens, $5 for two, chocolate eclair lollies, $3 a bag, nail polish, $3, navy dinner plate, $2, all from Kmart. Gold nail clipper, $3, from Look Sharp. Urban Collective gold geo placemat, $4, from The Warehouse. Background fabric stylist’s own.
Give yourself a Christmas halo by seeing how much you can save and reuse for next year