Sunday, 13 November 2016

Chocolate filled Christmas Cracker Tree Decorations ~ Bostick Challenge.


We love having edible Christmas tree decorations but I really hate the taste of those milk chocolate foil wrapped chocolate decorations that are available in the shops. What I love is to find my favourite chocolate inside the decoration. We came up with this idea to make mini cracker Christmas tree decorations with our favourite chocolates inside them. You can hang the crackers on the Christmas tree or even use them in place of place setting name cards, by adding a name on each cracker.

In the last post Little M and I made some sparkly Christmas tree decorations using craft items from the Bostik craft box, we still had a few bits left over so we used used some of the craft items from the Bostik box, the rest we used craps of wrapping paper and string that was in our craft box.

To make these chocolate filled crackers you will need:






  • 6 pieces of foil wrapping paper colour of choice each 8 inches x 3 inches
  • 6 pieces thin card each 4 inches x 3 inches
  • 12 pieces Ribbon or string each 13 inches long
  • Scissors
  • Bostik glue dots
  • Chocolates of choice (Quality Street or Heroes)

How to make:

1. Roll the small card pieces from the short side to make a tube so that the sweet fits inside.
2. Secure the tube using the bostik glue dots.
3. Place a chocolate or sweets of your choice inside each tube.









4.Place the chocolate filled tube onto the centre of foil paper long side facing you so that there is 2 inches of paper on each side of the tube. Wrap the tube with the foil paper and secure with bostik glue dots.






5. Where the card tube ends squeeze together the paper to give it a cracker shape and tie with decorative string or ribbon. Repeat for other side.

6. You can hang the Chocolate Christmas tree decoration on the Christmas tree or put a sticker on it adding a name to create a name card to place on the Christmas table for a plate setting.




Little M and I made quite a few of these and we filled them with different chocolates such as skittles, smarties, maltesers, minstrels. For the health conscious you can even fill them with nuts, dry fruits or raisins.


The crackers can be made in a variety of colours and can be embellished with gems, flowers et to make them more ornate.







Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

26 comments:

  1. I am going to suggest doing this with the Nephews and Nieces when they next are over. I love things like this and it's just making me so festive x

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  2. Absolutely love this festive craft which is perfect for families to do in the run up to Christmas - thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

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  3. This is a good idea and something that the family can do and pop their favourite sweets into!

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  4. These look like great fun to do! I think Il make some for Christmas :)

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  5. This is such a brilliant idea love the chocolate crackers xx

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  6. Brilliant idea! I'd like to make a lot of these and use them as decorations on our Christmas tree.

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  7. What a lovely idea for DIYing your own crackers, they look so nice as well - I wouldn't mind pulling one of those on Christmas day.

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  8. This is very creative! They look fab - although I do enjoy cheap Xmas choccies too!

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  9. This is such a sweet idea! They look really professional, although I can't promise my attempts would be anything close! xx

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  10. This is a great idea! It's much nicer to get crafty around Christmas too. I'm feeling festive already!

    Sus // roughmeasures.com

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  11. I love making my own Christmas crackers! We do it every year! H x

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  12. Oh I'm liking that idea! We've never really done Christmas crackers before. Yours are perfect!

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  13. Oh these are such a sweet idea and really effective. I can't say that I'd make my own crackers this year as I'm on holiday in december but I would consider it for future years xxx

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  14. These are so cute and such a good idea.

    A.x

    http://www.theluminouslife.co.uk/

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  15. What a great idea! I might have to make some this weekend, it'll stop me eating all the Christmas chocolate before the big day! x

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  16. I love making my own little christmas crackers, they're actually quite easy to make x

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  17. These look lovely and effective, I love homemade decorations.

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  18. What a brilliant idea for a Christmas craft! So easy to do too

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  19. These look cute, what a great idea and thankfully easy enough for me to do too ;-)

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  20. I love this idea, especially as I am allergic to nuts so have to be careful with the chocolates inside of crackers

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  21. This is such a clever idea! Anything stuffed with chocolate gets my vote.

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  22. This is an awesome idea!! My eldest would love making these! So today after school we might just do it!!!

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  23. I love anything craft related - these look amazing! Definitely going to try and make some of my own crackers this year - it's so much better when it's handmade!

    Sarah, Things Sarah Loves.

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  24. I have always wanted to make my own crackers. It has always looked fun and can put whatever I want in there

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  25. What great idea and it looks so easy to make! Might try these this year!

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  26. This sounds like a very good idea and the outcome is really cool!

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