Dollar Store Nutcracker Craft

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Have you seen the beautiful West Elm knock-off nutcrackers that Jacque from DIY Village made.

Nutcracker555555 1024x776 Dollar Store Nutcracker CraftWell mine are not nearly as beautiful as Jacque’s.

And that’s because a bunch of 4 year old’s made these ones.

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I picked these little guys up at Dollar Tree.

primednutcracker 768x1024 Dollar Store Nutcracker CraftI removed the beards and hair from the nutcrackers.  Then primed them.  That took about 10 coats of spray primer.  The red was impossible to cover.

jackpainting 768x1024 Dollar Store Nutcracker CraftThen the kids got to work.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

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  1. Oh I love these. I of course love the simple one up top, but you know these more personal, more creative ones by your kiddos– nothing compares.

    Just popping in to say “hey” and aloha from Thirsty World’s hop. We’re riding the wave of life at Local Sugar Hawaii and I’d love it if you’d join us. We’re gathering today for An Aloha Affair, a gathering and mingling and growing together of creative spirits, I think you’d love it. You are always welcome. Always.


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