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!
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.