Saturday, December 4, 2021

Nutcracker Sweet

Happy Saturday, everyone! Here's a little guy I made for the holidays, I plan to use it as part of a larger nutcracker mantle display. He's made from a Mini Nutcracker Kit and he's cute as a button, only standing 2.75 inches tall.

The nutcracker kit has nine pieces to decorate and assemble. I decided to stick with the traditional red/black/gold color scheme and set about painting the individual bits with acrylic paint. Once assembled, that tiny dowel threads through the lever which opens and closes the jaw just like a full sized one. Very clever!

Once he was put together I added a tiny snip of gold dresden trim to his sleeves and chose a GSL Bagatelle Box 1.5 x 4 Inch to display him in. 

The box was lined and covered with paper from Graphic 45's Twas The Night Before Christmas collection. 

Final details include a painted wood turning for the top of the box and a round wooden disk for him to stand on to give him a little more height.

This cute little project was finished in an afternoon. Happy holidays and thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used

Mini Nutcracker Kit

Bagatelle Box 1.5 x 4 Inch

Other Supplies Used

Tacky glue

Acrylic paint

Gold dresden trim

Graphic 45's Twas The Night Before Christmas

Wood turnings






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