You can totally update your Christmas decor by spray painting your nutcracker decorations! It’s a cheap and easy DIY! By painting them gold and white, they become more modern and classic, and can fit into any style of decor.
Painted Dollar Store Nutcracker Decorations
I loved nutcracker decorations as a kid and they still make me super happy to see! It’s so fun to see all of the different types of nutcrackers they make today. You can even get a personalized nutcracker! However, my style has changed over the years and I enjoy simple and classic decor, which includes holiday decor. The bright colors seen on a nutcracker decorations just don’t exactly fit into my Christmas decor vision this year. You can see my Christmas Home Decor Essentials HERE! I was looking for some neutral colored nutcrackers, but the only ones I found were priced ridiculously!!! They’re adorable, but I just can’t justify spending that kind of money on a small wooden figure!
Here are the ones I found at West Elm.
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The large one is $69 and the small one is $29! Ha! Crazy, right!? I will say that the large one is about two feet tall and the small one is 1 foot tall, so they are a good size, but still..
Randomly, a girlfriend of mine sent me a picture of some nutcracker decorations that she found at the Dollar Tree! The light bulb went off, and I knew that I could make some of my own neutral nutcrackers! I was so happy to find that my Dollar Tree had some! I bought several and got to work as soon as I got home!
If you like my painted nutcracker decorations, you’ll like my “World Market Inspired Yarn Cone Trees!”
Details to DIY the Nutcracker decorations:
- Nutcrackers (I found mine at the Dollar Tree. HERE are some unfinished ones!)
- Spray paint (I used gold and white Rustoleum.)
Remove the hair and beards. They were very easy to remove because they were attached with hot glue.
Check for any residual hair or glue. Make sure it is removed. You can use some fine sandpaper to remove it. I did not. Ha!
Spray the nutcrackers your color of choice. Be sure to spray them with several light coats. Since they are small, they will dry quickly. You don’t want the paint to drip.
I chose gold and white paint and primer in one by Rustoleum. A few of the nutcrackers had a gold crown. I covered their crowns with painter’s tape and painted them white. That left them with a super cute gold glittery crown! I painted the other nutcracker decorations gold.
Once the nutcracker decorations are dry you can display them however you like!
Painted Nutcracker Decorations
Holiday decorating does not need to cost a lot to make a big impact! I love how easy these Dollar Tree nutcracker decorations were to create and how they give off that classic Christmas vibe!
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