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11 best Christmas cracker kits

Get ready for the festive season with these creative Christmas cracker kits.

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The festive season is approaching and no Christmas table is complete without Christmas crackers. They add some excitement, tradition and fun to the classic Christmas dinner. Since we’re all about the handmade here at Gathered we’ve collected eleven of the best Christmas cracker kits which you buy and assemble yourself.


Christmas cracker kits are great because they give you creative control and enable you to fill them with whatever goodies you like! Plus many of these kits are created by small businesses so your purchase will help to support an independent designer this Christmas.

If you’d rather make your own DIY Christmas crackers then use our how to make your own crackers tutorial but if not then keep on reading! You might also like our guide to 50 Christmas Crafts for Kids..

Best cracker making kits to buy


Jumbo personalised Christmas cracker kits

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Etsy, £5.50

If you’re after something a bit different for your table this year then why not order these jumbo Christmas crackers? They’re hand-printed designs that will give a truly handmade touch to your Christmas. Each kit comes with a printed board, snaps, jokes, hats, ribbons and clear instructions on how to make.


Fill Your Own Christmas Cracker Kits

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Etsy, £3.50 per cracker


Helena Tyce Design’s Christmas Cracker Kit

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Not on the High Street, £18

These Christmas crackers have been beautifully illustrated with a gorgeous wintery scene in either petrol blue or white and green. They come with jokes, hats and step by step instructions so you can make your own fabulous crackers.


Colour your own Christmas cracker kits

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Amazon, £9.99

This Christmas cracker kit is perfect for getting the kids involved in your Christmas prep! Colour in your own crackers then assemble them and pop a joke and hat inside. Check out our craft ideas for kids for more fun and festive children’s crafts.  


Winter cross stitch Christmas cracker kits

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Etsy, £9.99

Designed by Luca-S, this 25ct cross stitch kit comes with fabric, thread and lace. It makes a beautiful cloth Christmas cracker that is a crafters dream! Y0u can use these crackers every year too making them sustainable and very cost-effective. If you’re looking for more Christmas goodness then check out learn how to make cards with our free tutorials! We also have a whole bunch of free card making downloads so you can make your own beautiful Christmas cards. 


Stitchmas Christmas Cracker kits

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Not on the High Street, £19.95

For all you cross-stitch fans you’ll love this kit by The Little Boys Room. This set of four Christmas crackers comes with four different stitchable designs, a banner (unstitched), template, needle & thread, joke & party hat. If you’re looking for more stitchy projects, check out our free cross stitch patterns and cross stitch for beginners guide. 


DIY Recyclable Christmas Cracker Kits

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Amazon, £7.27

Recyclable crackers are all the rage this year as we all take steps to become more sustainable. This Christmas cracker kit on Amazon is fully recyclable and customisable. Fill with your own DIY confetti or eco-gifts and get creative on the outside design. We have 43 sustainable crafts here on Gathered if you’re after more eco crafts.


Personalised Christmas cracker kits

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Etsy, £30

This cracker kit is a fab choice for those of you wanting a truly handmade touch. Each cracker is hand lettered with your name and this wreath design using white ink and comes flat packed ready for you to make. You can also choose to order the crackers ready-made if you haven’t got time to make them yourself.


Customised Cracker Making Kits

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Not on the High Street, £21.00

The Crafty Hen has two Christmas cracker kits to choose from – Nordic Nights (pictured above) and Wild Poms. Both kits come with step by step instructions as well as blank joke slips, name tags, cracker snaps and quality paper hats. All you’ll need is a pair of scissors!


Mini Christmas cracker kits

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Etsy, £3.75 per cracker

This Christmas cracker kit from Etsy comes in multiple designs so you can make yours full customisable. Chose between cracker colours red, grey, black, white and blush pink then pick your font design and input the names of your guests. They’ll come flat packed with ribbon and party hats for you to then assemble yourself.


Gold Christmas cracker kits

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Etsy, £8.46

These do-it-yourself gold crackers will give your dinner table an extra sparkle this Christmas. The pack comes with six crackers, snaps, paper hats, a bunch of jokes and gold ribbon to tie them up with.


Now you’ve got your new Christmas cracker kits ordered why not check out our Christmas knitting patterns and free Christmas decoration crochet patterns for more crafty projects? We also have a collection of free Christmas quilt patterns so you can give a beautiful handmade gift this Christmas.