Turn those dollar store nutcrackers into a beautiful colorful display with these rainbow painted nutcrackers. Colorful Christmas Decorations!
Adding color to your Christmas decorations with these rainbow painted nutcrackers is giving us all the feels.
This year’s decorating trend… paint all things. You all know that I’m mildly obsessed with rainbows… okay, more than mildly, but wanted to challenge myself to see how I could incorporate rainbow and holiday season and these little rainbow nutcracker gentleman were the perfect addition.
The best part about this project is that these are dollar store nutcrackers. Making it a little easier to stomach the painting job, although I love them so much more than any of the creepy nutcrackers, I know some can be quite expensive.
We highlighted this Christmas craft along with some other fun kids craft in our December Crafts for Kids along with our 101+ Easy Craft Ideas for kids.
Dollar Store Nutcrackers
Here ere is how you turn your dollar store nutcrackers into these rainbow beauties!
- Start with your dollar store nutcrackers. My store had 3 or 4 varieties (hats, crowns, swords, etc.) and so I went with 12.
- Spray paint – colors of your choice
- X-acto knife (optional)
First thing you will want to do, is to remove the hair from the nutcrackers. Whether its the beard or hair on their head.
The hair is typically hot glued on, so if you can not just pull it off, you will want to use an X-acto knif.
The key is to make sure all hair is removed.
From there, you pick your favorite spray paint colors.
Spray each of the nutcrackers one side at a time.
They each may take a few coats each. Between the crowns and the handles, there are parts that are important to cover.
Spray each of the nutcrackers in all the spray paint
If you do not have spray paint, you can certainly use acrylic paint and paint each of the nutcrackers.
The key is to make sure that your nutcracker is completely painted head to toe.
What I love about these dollar store nutcrackers is that they are just that. They cost one dollar. In the case that
I like the idea of displaying the rainbow nutcrackers all together. You can certainly add a string to the top and make them into ornaments or other holiday decor.
We hope you enjoy these rainbow nutcrackers as much as we do.
We love seeing our DIY projects in the wild. If you end up spray painting your nutcracker, we would love to see a pictures. Celebrating crafting fun with you makes our hearts happy.
Other DIY Christmas Decoration You’ll Love
- DIY BIRDHOUSE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
- WALL HANGING CHRISTMAS TREE
- DIY CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR
- DIY HOLIDAY DECOR
- RAINBOW HOLLY WREATH
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