The 12 DIYs of Christmas – painted nutcrackers

Hi friends!! I hope you all are having a lovely weekend! Tonight I am headed to the Nutcracker with my mom and sisters which made me want to share these sweet nutcrackers for my DIY today.

My DIY is super simple. I started with some unfinished wooden nutcrackers that I found at Michael’s. I’ve also seen them at Hobby Lobby and Joann’s.


I stained the nutcrackers in the Minwax color “early American“.

After the stain was dry, using a small brush, I added a little white and red paint to areas of the nutcrackers.

Although the changes that I made to the nutcrackers were so minor and simple, it completely changed the look of these nutcrackers.

I love how they turned out!! I think they look so cute in my ironstone cabinet, next to my winter white village.

Let’s hop over and see what Tara is sharing today. Simply click on the links below….

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening!

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  1. Super cute! I love this. Happy holidays, my friend.

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