Dec 15, 2011

Victorian Christmas Crackers, that go pop...


I tucked the last sprigs of pine
into my new dining chandelier this morning...


and added some silver balls...

(my original chandelier makeover is here)
I think my halls are thoroughly decked...


I am ready to sit back and enjoy the sparkle...


and do a little crafting...


you know I love all things Victorian,
every year I pick up Christmas Crackers,
 ready made from the store...

you know the kind,
with the little plastic toy,  a paper hat,
a joke or a fortune...

I have always thought it would be fun to make
them with candy or a real gift inside...
but,  a Christmas cracker without the pop it makes
 when you pull it,
 is kinda a dud...

so I was so excited to find a source for the poppers
and cheap too!
 even has a nice set of instructions on the site ...


I used crepe paper
and some reproduction Victorian scrap...


and tried to create a rosette end
 by tucking in an extra swirl of paper to the end...

Next stop cookie baking,
I haven't even started yet!

Tonight I am joining the fun at...
and

Thanks for stopping by...

12 comments:

Marydon said...

What a wonderful idea! Yours are lovely, Bella. Love the little chandie touches.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are so gorgeous! That's enough pop for me! Your chandy is yummy!!!

Terry said...

I'm drooling over your chandy.

nannykim-nannykim said...

Love the chandy--beautiful.

Heather Jacob said...

beautiful just beautiful x

Pamela Gordon said...

Christmas crackers have been traditon for us for years. Your home made ones are so pretty. I also like your chandelier all decorated. Beautiful!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS!
Happy Christmas,

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have the same chandelier (unpainted) and I hung balls from mine too--I think I should add some greenery like you did:) Looks great--just love that chandelier!

Ginger said...

Just found your blog and I am loving all the beautiful eye candy. I'm right at home here.
Hope you will visit me too.
Ginger

Mimi said...

Very pretty.

Jennelise said...

I love everything! Oh my goodness - your chandelier is so gorgeous with the greenery and those crackers are exquisite! I might have to try making some :)
Jennelise

kelly said...

I love those Crackers. Perfect. I put Raks in mine. (Random acts of kindness)

Kelly