|Christmas Cracker Centerpiece|
Apparently, a London sweetmaker, named Tom Smith, first made crackers in about 1850. He had seen the French ‘bon bon’ sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper), and one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half. And so crackers were born.
|Make 2 like this.|
|Fold excess paper over|
|Staple the tubes|
|You will have 2 tubes like this|
|Cinch the paper|
|One half of the cracke|
You can now decorate it as you like, as shown in the picture at the the top of the post. Your centerpiece is ready! Fill it with sweets or little gifts and your guests are sure to be impressed.
|Fill the cracker with yummy treats|