Let's talk about Bon-Bons, aka Christmas Crackers.
More often than not, these bon-bons contain fairly useless plastic toys, like tiny combs and tiny dice, or other bits and pieces. And they usually come packaged in cardboard boxes with plastic windows. A quick thrill and then excess waste.
Alternatively, the good ol' toilet paper roll!
Here’s how to do it…
1. Grab an empty toilet roll, a sheet of tissue paper (bigger than your toilet roll), a bon bon snap (most craft stores like Spotlight stock them for $3 a packet), a little useful gift ( things like metal clothes pegs, DIY perfume roller bottles, beautiful organic tea bags, vouchers for family movie nights etc.), a joke, string to tie and a strip of fabric to decorate it at the end.
2. Place the gift, joke and snap inside the toilet roll and place in the centre of the tissue paper.
3. Roll and cover in tissue paper; twist and secure ends with string.
4. Position fabric around the centre of the completed bon bon and glue/tape (for a decorative finish)
To get a visual of this check out The Inspired Little Pot