DIY Modern Nutcrackers

|

Make these easy modern nutcrackers for under $5. They are the perfect touch for your holiday decor and would also make a great stocking stuffer!

I’m still sick with a cold but we have made it to day 3 of Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas series. Woo hoo!! This one might be my favorite yet.  (By the way, it’s a West Elm knock off!)  So shop your dollar store, grab some paint, and let’s make these awesome modern DIY nutcrackers. SONY DSC

Day one: Updated Nativity Set 

Day two: DIY Snow Wall

Day Three: DIY Modern NutcrackersSONY DSC

Supplies for nutcrackers:

  • Dollar Tree Nutcrackers – I found three different ones at the Dollar Tree
  • Left over paint (you can use craft paint, spray paint, or house paint!)

SONY DSC

How to transform dollar store nutcrackers into modern Christmas decor:

  • Remove the hair and beards from the nutcrackers (they’ll just peel right off!).  Wipe down with a damp cloth to make sure there isn’t any dust or dirt on them.

SONY DSC

  • Spray paint a few light coats on each side or use a brush and paint 2-3 coats letting each side dry completely before flipping over for the other side.

nutcrackers-painted

Let completely dry.  Style them with other holiday decor for a cute Christmas vignette.  I have mine next to a champagne tinsel tree adorned with a vintage garland and glass ornament balls.

SONY DSCSONY DSC

Aren’t they adorable?  I think they look just as great as last year’s West Elm nutcrackers! Not bad for $3. 🙂   Have you transformed any dollar store finds?  Are you decorating for the holidays?

Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

kathy

Similar Posts

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *