Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Tuesday: When in doubt, paint it gold

If you are looking for a seriously easy Christmas craft, you've found it!

I bought a box of plain wood nutcracker's 50% off ($3.50 for a pack of 6) at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago and thought they would be a great addition to my Christmas decor collection (which is actually rather small at the moment).

I wasn't sure exactly what to do with them, but I knew I wanted to take the easy route and paint them all in one color (plus I thought it would give them more of a modern look). At the last minuet, I decided to go with my gut feeling and paint them gold,

I think it was the perfect choice...

I plan to add some small hooks to the top so I can use them for tree ornaments. But for now, I like how they look all lined up on my living room bookshelf.
Click below to get my seriously simple tutorial!

Gold Nutcracker's

Supplies Needed
Wood Nutcrackers - I found mine in the holiday section at Hobby Lobby
Gold Spray Paint

Instructions: Take your wooden nutcracker's outside and place them right side up on some newspaper. Spray with spray paint (according to package directions). Flip them over on all sides to ensure they are completely covered with paint (let the paint dry for 10-20 min. in between each flip). Make sure they have completely dried, before you bring them in the house.
*Warning these cheap nutcracker's really are "cheap." I would not advise giving them to your 2 yr old, or they may end up armless.


  1. How cute are these! I keep forgetting to go get some gold spray paint. I feel like it's such a good thing to have on hand - especially at Christmastime!

  2. Seriously cute!!! I wouldn't have gone past the traditionally painted soldiers cuz....well....I get stuck on stuff like that! But you have totally reoriented me...wow, really, they are so great!!! Thank you!!!

  3. Haha this is totally my mantra :-) Love these little nutcrackers. I can't believe they were $3.50 - what a great buy!

  4. I saw this on pinterest and loved seeing your sweet outfit from last year!


    P.S. These nutcrackers are rad!

  5. Gold was the perfect choice. Those little guys are adorable!

  6. I love these! I'm beginning to think I need to keep a can of gold spray paint around...

  7. They were cool in wooden, but look cooler with golden paint! :D


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