I usually like to make these crackers around Christmas time, but this year I thought it would be fun to mix it up and make some as Valentines instead. These are such a fun surprise for friends. You can fill them with funny love notes and treats. When you pull on each side of the crackers, they snap open and all the goodies pop out. I’m a huge fan of Lindt LINDOR Truffles: they are my favorite chocolates to give during holidays and they fit perfectly inside these crackers (especially with their pretty red and pink packaging!) I also things these would be cute place settings at a Valentines Day feast! Find the full instructions, sources and more photos below! (PS – These would work great as Valentine’s necklaces too!)
Step 1: Make any of the notes, hearts, prizes, or treats that you want to insert into the crackers.
Step 2: Cut a piece of cellophane so it’s slightly longer than the cracker snaps and wide enough to wrap all the way around the cardboard tubes. Use double-side tape to attach a cracker snap to the bottom side of the cut cellophane.
Step 3: Place the center piece of the cardboard tube in the middle of the cellophane. Use it as a guide to perforate along either side (this will help the cellophane break when you pull the cracker snaps.)
Step 4: Place confetti along the center of the cellophane, between the perforated lines. Attach both sides of the cardboard shapers to the center tube and tightly roll. Seal with double-sided tape.
Step 5: Remove one side of the cardboard shaper and tie off with ribbon.
Step 6: Fill the other side of the cardboard tube with prizes, toys, truffles and love notes.
Step 7: Once the tube is filled, un-attach the shaper and tie off with ribbon.
Step 8: Give out as Valentines!
This post is sponsored by Lindt: Master Swiss Chocolatier since 1845.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day