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12/15/11

Nutcracker Makeover

When a friend gave us this Nutcracker he was a mess, but now he's fabulous thanks to a little paint and glitter! I love unconventional Christmas colors so I used silver and blue, which goes great with my DIY Ornament Wreath. This was a really fun holiday project and it gave me an excuse to drag out the glitter.

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If you want to try this yourself here are a few tips:
  • If you can't remove the fiber hair and beard, cover them with plastic food wrap before painting. Rubber bands also help.
  • Once you've painted and glittered, coat with a matte finish acrylic-based sealant.  Use short bursts and spray in a side-to-side motion to insure that you cover all of the glitter.

I used FolkArt paint in Metallic Ice Blue and Extreme Glitter


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2 comments:

  1. What a cute makeover! I love the glitter treatment! Thinking this would be adorable in White too!

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  2. @ Mary, Thank you! I’ve always thought all white Nutcrackers are super stylish.

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