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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

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