These glitter bon bons are a great alternative to crackers. You can decide what to put inside, so they’re great for any other kind of celebration, too! These ones have been dipped in glitter for a glitzy effect, but you could make them out of festive wrapping paper, coloured card, or even paint them after making them!
You will need:
› A3 sheet of white cardboard
› Sharp scissors
› Double-sided tape
› 6 sheets of brown A4 paper
› Wide paintbrush
› Craft glue
› Assorted coloured glitter
› Little treasures
Ideas for treasures to pop in your bon-bons:
› Terrible jokes – such a classic!
› Ice-breaker truth or dares
› Your favourite sweets
› Fake moustaches
› Plant seeds
Cut the white cardboard into 14 cm (5½ in) x 10 cm (4 in) rectangles. Roll the cardboard into tubes and use double-sided tape to seal.
Lay the brown paper horizontally (landscape) on your work space, place a tube in the centre and roll the brown paper around it. Seal the paper closed using double-sided tape. The brown paper tube will be longer than the white tube, with excess paper on each side. This extra paper will be twisted later.
Using a wide paintbrush, coat the ends of the tubes with a thick layer of craft glue. With a heavy hand, sprinkle glitter into the wet glue and set aside for 20 minutes to dry.
Fill the tubes with assorted goodies and treasures, and twist the bon-bons closed.
When glitter escapes, it can get everywhere and be a pain to clean up. Try to keep it contained as much as possible to avoid cleaning up glitter for a long long long time. Feeling glitter shy? Try making these out of bright, beautiful wrapping paper.
Copyright © Gemma Patford, 2017. Photography by Amorfo. Extracted from ROPED IN by Gemma Patford, published by Hardie Grant Books