I am gently dipping my toe into holiday decorating with this fun project today! For this year, I’m planning on 25 DIY Christmas crafts and this is the first one. I have SO many fun ideas that I can’t wait to share! Let’s start with DIY painted rainbow nutcrackers.
how to make DIY painted rainbow nutcrackers
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
- Wooden nutcrackers. Most of mine are the $2.50 ones from Hobby Lobby. I also got a few of the $4.50 ones too. They are both 7 3/4″ tall. You can see if your Dollar Store has nutcrackers- mine didn’t. Amazon also has this set of wood nutcrackers.
- Paint. I used Beloved Pink, Ballet Rose, Lamplit, Country Weekend, Frosted Sage, and Watery
Start by removing the hair on the nutcrackers so you can paint them. This is the trickiest part of this project! Soak the hair with a mixture of white vinegar and hot water. Pull off the hair as the glue dissolves. Then use an exact-o knife to scape off the glue. It takes a little time, but comes off nicely.
Next, paint each of the nutcrackers. I just used a pot of sample latex paint and a paint brush. I did two coats on each nutcrackers to ensure full coverage. And that’s it! Easiest DIY ever!
I spent about $20 to buy the nutcrackers. Considering that that’s usually the price of 2, I’m happy with this project! What do you think? What color would you paint wooden nutcrackers?
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