DIY Valentine Crackers



Who says crackers are just for Christmas?! Not this guy. I made some DIY Christmas crackers as gifts this year and decided to use my leftover cracker snaps on some DIY Valentine crackers too. Waste not, want not, y’all. Just switch up the color scheme and the little gifties inside, and it’s a perfect gift for your Valentine or your Galentine (Parks and Rec, anyone?). Let’s make ’em!


  • cracker snaps
  • cardstock
  • clear tape
  • double-sided tape
  • decorative paper
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • tiny gifts to stuff inside

Make Time: 20 Minutes


Start by cutting all of your pieces to the right size. Cut a 5.5″ square of cardstock and a piece of decorative paper that’s 18″ x 7″. Gather the rest of your materials. (Tip! If you just have plain paper, draw a pattern on it like I did.)

Roll the cardstock into a tube and tape closed. Tape the tube to the center of one of the long edges of the paper.



Insert a snap into the tube and center it. Tape the ends of the snap down onto the paper on either side of the tube.


Roll the rest of the paper around the tube and secure with hidden double-sided tape. Gather the paper at one end of the tube and tie with a ribbon.

Insert your toys and trinkets into the other end of the tube, being careful not to pack it too tightly. Tie off this end of the paper around the tube and trim the ends if necessary.



Give your crackers to your Valentine! Make sure you tell them to grab onto the paper on either side of the cracker and pull straight apart to make it pop. What would you put in yours? xoxo




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  3. Brittni on said:

    Love this Chels. I swear, I need you and Kelly to teach me (in person) how to make these things. It looks easy, but I still think I need assistance.

    • chelsea on said:

      So good to meet you too! Can’t stop thinking about the headband you made at the mini parties. 😉 Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks Chelsea! These little guys are really fun to make. 🙂

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