DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations

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I guess it shouldn’t suprise me, but you all loved the painted nutcracker ornaments I had for sale in the shop this year. So much so that I sold out of all of them over a week ago. When I found these large wood nutcrackers at JOANN, I just knew I had to give them a colorful makeover and share them with you. While you may not be able to get your hands on the mini versions, you can make your own DIY gradient nutcracker Christmas decorations to adorn your shelves or mantel.

DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations

DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations

Materials to make your own DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations:

  • Montana Gold Spray paint in 3 colors (I used malachite, frosted strawberry, and lychee for nutcracker 1. Strawberry, pink pink, and bazooka joe for nutcracker 2. And pink pink, shrimp pastel, and yolk for nutcracker 2.)
  • Wood nutcrackers (these can really be any size), these particular ones are from JOANN stores.
DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations

So the process is really just as simple as starting at the top and spray painting the nutcrackers in bands of color, letting the color overlap slightly to gift you the blended gradient look. Be sure to lift the nutcracker lever and spray paint under there and don’t forget to get all the nooks and crevices sprayed. Once the paint is dry, they are ready to display. Or if you are feeling extra fun, give them a coat of spray glitter for extra shine!

DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations
DIY Gradient Nutcracker Christmas Decorations

For those of you that would rather buy than DIY, I have a very limited quantity of them available in the shop that I will paint for you!

While you are shopping, don’t forget to load up on our Acrylic trees, felt garlands, and pillows too!

And that candy cane pillow you see above? The tutorial for that can be found here.

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