Dollar Store Nutcracker Makeover

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For my project, I gave some Dollar Store nutcrackers a whimsical makeover!

Make some ugly Dollar Store nutcrackers over into whimsical little soldiers!

Here is what they looked like before... not too cute... I've never been much of a nutcracker girl... they are just weird looking to me 😕

But I thought they could be cute... maybe... possibly...

So, I tore off their beards and hair and gave them each a couple of coats of paint. Now I have a nice base to start with!

They got new curly hair and beards! Looks kinda like my hair! 😂

Then they got some vintage rick-rack trim.

I thought it looked like they had socks on... so I gave them socks!!

With polka dots and pom-pom shoe bows!!

And new cute faces...

This little guy got a polka-dot hat with green rick-rack trim, red and white striped socks, and he is holding a little gold bell. I even put their teeth back in! 😜

 And this guy got a large green pom-pom on top of his hat, red rick-rack trim, polka-dot socks, and he is holding a little Christmas tree!

I don't know about you, but I think they are SO much cuter now!


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  1. I love these makeover for the nutcrackers. So cute!

  2. Tania.....These are adorable. I love your makeover. Nutcrackers have always been one of my favorite decor items. I think I might have to run to the Dollar Store and get a couple before they are gone. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. lol, they have always looked a bit creepy to me too!


  4. Your nutcrackers are adorable. Love all the details but especially the pom poms. So fun!

  5. I'm not a big nutcracker fan, but these are darned cute!

  6. Hysterical - I love these! Yeah, they were a bit on the creepy side before but not any more! Love that big pom pom and the little ones on the feet.

  7. These are adorable! I have a collection of large nutcrackers that I display every Christmas. I love the ones that are whimsical. Giving makeovers to these was such a fun idea. Those socks! Love it!

  8. My MUCH cuter! Love the socks & green pom pom hat. Even just painted solid colors was an improvement. I've never been much of a nutcracker girl either.

  9. I've always been on the fence about nutcrackers lol so I can understand why you wanted to give these guys a makeover! Whimsical looking ones are so much more fun! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  10. I know that most people are on the fence about nutcrackers, but I've always loved seeing them. I think my only hesitation is in figuring out how to display them. I love how you made yours over and made them work in your holiday decor. So cute!!


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