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.
Day one: Updated Nativity Set
Day two: DIY Snow Wall
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!)
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.
- 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.
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.
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?
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