Skip to Content

DIY Dollar Tree Nutcracker Makeover: Quick and Easy Holiday Decor

Sharing is caring!

The holiday season is all about adding a touch of festive charm to our homes, and what better way to do that than with a fun and budget-friendly DIY project? In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the simple steps of giving Dollar Tree nutcrackers a stylish makeover.

With just a few materials and a dash of creativity, you can transform these ordinary decorations into eye-catching ornaments or shelf décor. Let’s dive into the steps to give those nutcrackers a holiday glow!

Supplies Used:

  • Dollar Tree Nutcrackers
  • Krylon Fusion All-In-One spray paint
  • small paint brush
  • Rub’n’Buff – Gold Leaf
  • scissors
  • yarn or string

Step 1: Remove the Hair

The first step in this Dollar Tree nutcracker makeover is to take off any existing hair. Don’t worry, it’s a quick and easy process! Simply give it a gentle tug or use scissors to snip it off, creating a clean slate for your creative touch.

Step 2: Apply a Coat of Krylon Spray Paint

Once you have a hair-free nutcracker, grab a can of Krylon Fusion All-In-One matte white spray paint. Apply a smooth and even coat to the entire nutcracker, ensuring full coverage. This step not only provides a clean base but also sets the stage for the upcoming metallic accents.

Step 3: Add a Metallic Touch

To elevate the look and add a touch of glamour, use Rub ‘n Buff in Gold Leaf. Apply the metallic paint with a paint brush or your fingers, focusing on the details and raised areas of the nutcracker. This step brings a luxurious and festive feel to your DIY creation.

Step 4: Finish with Fluffy String from Dollar Tree

To complete the makeover, head back to Dollar Tree for some fluffy string. Choose a color that complements your overall design. Wrap the string around various parts of the nutcracker, securing it in place. This final touch adds texture and a playful element, turning your nutcrackers into delightful holiday ornaments or charming shelf décor.

With just a few simple steps, you’ve transformed ordinary Dollar Tree nutcrackers into festive pieces that are sure to spark joy in your holiday decorations. This quick and easy DIY project allows you to express your creativity while staying on a budget. Give it a try, and let your holiday décor shine with a personalized touch!