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 some 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.

Find the best Christmas cracker kits for you

1. Santa Christmas cracker kits

Santa Christmas cracker kits

Santa Claus really is coming to town with this Christmas cracker kit. This pack of 6 crackers (they also sell a 12 pack kit) has an adorable Santa design and comes with ribbon ties, hats, forfeits, and snaps.

All you need is your guest's favourite chocolates and you'll have crafted them the perfect Christmas cracker. They're fab value for money and we love that each Santa has a blank space for you to personalise with your guest's name.

The YöL Store also sells snowman and elf versions so you can fill your festive table with Christmassy characters.

2. Eco-friendly Christmas cracker kits

Buy it now from Etsy

If you're after something more sustainable this year then why not order this eco-friendly Christmas cracker kit? Made from completely recyclable materials, these simple crackers will give a truly handmade touch to your Christmas.

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Each kit comes with templates, snaps, blank joke slips, hats, ribbons and clear instructions on how to make them. We love the fact these crackers are blank, allowing you to raid your stash and decorate them yourself!

3. Fill Your Own Christmas Cracker Kits

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Hooty Balloo has a beautiful Christmas cracker kit available for sale on Etsy. This rose gold set comes with gorgeous metallic templates and pink ribbon to tie them with. Each kit also comes with matching paper hats, snappers and joke/trivia cards.

4. Helena Tyce Design's Christmas Cracker Kit

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Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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.

Get crafting this Christmas

If you're looking for more fun and festive activities then you've come to the right place. Check out our Christmas crafts for kids round-up which includes everything from handprint wreaths to popsicle Christmas trees!

5. Colour your own Christmas cracker kits

Buy it now from Baker Ross

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.

6. Pink Christmas tree cracker kits

If you're looking for a paired back Christmas cracker kit then this is the one for you. Available in lots of different colours, this affordable kit comes with boards, snappy strips, adjustable hats, and generic jokes. We love the simple design and think they will look beautiful on your festive table.

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.

7. Stitchmas Christmas Cracker kits

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Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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.

8. DIY Recyclable Christmas Cracker Kits

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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.

9. Personalised Christmas cracker kits

Buy it now from Etsy

This cracker kit is a fab choice for those of you wanting an elegant addition to your table. Each cracker has a beautiful unique design and comes with a matching tag. Perfect for writing a little note to your guest.

The six designs arrive flat packed, along with a pretty ribbon, ready for you to assemble.

10. Customised Cracker Making Kits

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Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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!

11. Fox Christmas cracker kits

Buy it now from Etsy

This Christmas cracker kit from Etsy comes in this adorable winter fox design! We love the illustrations and matching olive green ribbon which comes with the kit.

Each kit comes flat packed and includes ribbon, party hats, snappers and jokes. Once you've got your box pop a festive film on and get making!

12. Marbled Christmas cracker kits

Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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

13. Santa Christmas cracker kit

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Choose your own festive cracker design from Cardboard Hunter. They have 12 sweet designs for you to choose from which all feature different Christmassy scenes. Look how friendly this little Santa is! Once you've picked your design they'll send you four cracker templates to make.

14. Plastic-free Christmas cracker kit

Buy it now from Not on the High Street

Make this Christmas the most eco-friendly one yet with this Christmas cracker kit. This clever kit allows you to embroider your guests their own personalised napkins and turn them into crackers! You can reuse the napkins all year round then turn them into crackers when December comes around again. Clever right?

The kit comes with 4 linen napkins, embroidery supplies and cracker essentials. Bake some mini vegan chocolates to fill them with and ta-dah! You've got yourself a green Christmas.

15. Christmas cracker kit with matching cards

Christmas cracker kit with matching cards

This Christmas cracker kit from Amazon is a one-shop stop for all your festive needs. The kit contains 6 cracker boards with readily attached snaps, 12 ribbon ties, 6 motto's, 6 hats, and 6 tags which you can personalise with your guest's names. Plus it comes with 6 mini matching Christmas cards!

16. Tartan Christmas cracker kit

Tartan Christmas cracker kit

Keep your table looking traditional this year with this tartan Christmas cracker kit from Festive Wonderland. They have loads of different designs for you to choose from but loved this simple tartan look. The kit comes with everything you need to make the crackers as well as hats and jokes.

Complete your Christmas table with a DIY cracker

There's nothing more special than handmade decorations. They make your home look unique and g Through making these DIY Christmas cracker kits you're showing your guests the thought and care you've put into this magical day.

Your Christmas crackers will be the main event at the dinner table (after the food of course) so it's quite right that they're made with love. Watch as your Christmas crackers bring people together and allow them to share in some festive joy.


Make more handmade Christmas decorations with Gathered

Now you’ve got your new Christmas cracker kits ordered it's time to decorate the tree! We have a whole collection of free Christmas decoration crochet patterns for you to make this festive season.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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