I had to bring back the retro brunch photo shoot we did earlier this year for Ruffled because I think it would just be the cutest Christmas brunch. Hot pink and aqua is a fun little twist on the classic red and green palette. It is a Christmas tradition in our family to pop some Christmas crackers at brunch every year. We wear the paper crowns and tell each other the cheesy jokes we find in each one. I had made these crackers for the photo shoot out of recycled paper towel rolls and filled them with candy but you can fill them with whatever holiday goodies you’d like. Check out the bottom of the post for the instructions!
Are you looking forward to any holiday traditions?
Christmas crackers or poppers
Paper towel or tissue paper roll
Tissue or crepe paper in various colors
Circle or decorative paper punch (optional)
Double-sided Tape or Paper Glue
Candy or goodies to fill
Step One: Cut paper towel roll to desired length or leave tissue paper roll as is. I found you can get more our of using the paper towel roll even if they are just a little smaller than normal.
Step Two: Place double stick tape on one side of tissue paper and place paper roll on tape. Roll across tissue paper and apply tape on end of tissue paper and secure. Cut off any excess tissue paper.
Step Three: Twist one end of tissue paper and secure with ribbon and tie in a knot or bow.
Step Four: Fill roll with candy and/or goodies.
Step Five: Twist other end and secure with ribbon and tie in a knot or a bow.
Step Six: Cut a different color of tissue paper just slightly smaller than the length of your roll. Fringe both sides and using double sided tape or glue adhere in center of roll.
Step Seven: Cut a third color of tissue paper slightly smaller than your middle piece and adhere to roll.
Step Eight (optional): Punch out sparkly cardstock and/or paper with guests’ names with a circle punch and, using tape or glue, attach to your popper.
Pop and enjoy!
Jamie Oliver puts actual snaps (looks like they’re only available at Amazon UK?) in his DIY Christmas Crackers and has a how-to for the paper crowns!
Vendors: Wedding photographer: Amanda Doublin / Wedding stylist: Sweet Emilia Jane / Desserts: Sweets Indeed / Wedding flowers: Christa Rose Florals / Wedding dresses and accessories: Lovey Bridal / Wedding Makeup and Hair: Faces of California / Models: Cynthia and Tabitha