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DIY Linen Sustainable Christmas bon bons


It’s not a traditional Christmas feast without a bon bon to open before you dig in, but let’s face it – mass-produced bon bons are filled with plastic gimmicks and knickknacks that end up forgotten about and often tossed in the bin by the end of your soirée. So, why not take a more sustainable approach this year with our quick, inexpensive, and fun alternative? Celebrate the holidays with these DIY linen bon bons – filled with goodies that your guests will actually love.

Various items used to create DIY Christmas bon bons including ribbon, prizes, scissors and chocolate

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Cardboard tubes (we recommended repurposing empty paper towel or toilet rolls!)
• Linen napkins
• Velvet ribbon
• Twine/string
• Scissors
• Paper
• Pen
• Treats a.k.a the best part of your bon bon! Opt for beloved chocolates and gourmet lollies, for maximum audience appreciation.

To get you started, before heading to your local Stockland to gather your supplies be sure to make note of your desired tablescape theme. You’ll need to stick to a colour palette – this will ensure your bon bons don’t look out of place!


Notepad used to write jokes for DIY Christmas bon bons

1. Conversation starters
The festive joke found inside a bon bon is an imperative part of all crackers and bon bons alike! So, first things first, jot down (our type out) your best festive jokes, roll them individually into scroll shapes and secure with a twine bow!

Tip: here are some of our fave festive jokes:
• What do you call an elf that runs away from Santa’s workshop? A rebel without a claus!
• Why do reindeer like Beyoncé so much? She sleighs.
• What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? The Christmas alphabet has Noel.
• What was Santa’s favourite subject in school? Chemis-tree!
• What goes “Oh, Oh, Oh”? Santa walking backwards!
• Knock, knock! Who’s there? Snow. Snow who? Snow time to waste – it’s almost Christmas!

Various products used to create DIY Christmas bon bons  including ribbon and prizes

2. Treat time!
This step goes without saying – time to pop your jokes and treats into the cardboard tube. We recommended some moreish treats, but you can also get creative and add goodies like plantable seed packets, handmade jewellery, collected seashells, and personalised trinkets.

DIY Linen Christmas bon bons being tied up

3. Get assembling
Now it’s time to wrap each tube with a linen napkin and secure the ends with ribbon! Be sure to curl the ribbons for an extra special touch.

Tip: add your guest’s name to the bon bon by attaching a small name tag to the ribbon – after all, who doesn’t love a personalised touch?

4. Finishing touches
Setting up your Christmas tablespace is arguably one of the best parts of Christmas Day (besides the bon bons, of course)! Be sure to find a festive centrepiece, lots of twinkly lights, and party essentials to pair with all your favourite foods – then all you have to do is add your bon bons and get ready to dine in style!

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