My oldest son loves Nutcrackers, every year he asks for a new one. As much as I would like to give in and buy a new one for him, they really don’t match our Christmas decor and I hesitate. Last year I made a compromised and made this DIY Nutcracker Silhouette Wall Art as a surprise for him. He loved how they turned out, and so did I. They have become a part of our Christmas decor again this year in my entry way.
– Narrow Canvas or Wood
– Acrylic Paint (white & whatever color you choose for your silhouettes)
– Paint Brushes, 1 medium & 1 small
– Nutcracker Silhouettes (blown up, printed, and cut out)
– Scissors & a Pencil
I used similar images to these three Nutcracker 1, Nutcracker 2, Nutcracker 3 found by doing a google search for Nutcracker Silhouettes. I then saved the images and enlarged them in publisher to the size I needed. It printed out on 3 pieces of paper, I just taped them together. For this project you can use old pallets, wood, canvases, or even foam core board.
Once you print your nutcracker to the size you need, just cut it out. Paint your surface white, then use a pencil to trace the nutcracker on to your painted surface. Then just paint the nutcracker.
My boys absolutely love these guys, and so do I. I love that they will coordinate with any Christmas theme I choose because I kept the color simple. I hope you like them. This is also a great gift idea if you have someone who loves to collect nutcrackers.
Don’t forget to check out my other Christmas Decor!
Shannon Faith says
Those nutcrackers are adorable!! I also love the fact that your boys want a certain Christmas decoration…it’s very special. What a great mom to deliver both a modern and unique decoration for them. Enjoy your Christmas!!!
My son also has a huge collection of nutcrackers. I would love to make this for him. I can not find these nutcrackers to do this. Is there anyway you would send me the silhouettes. Ths for any help you can give. Me
Hi Rose. I don’t have those specific images anymore, but they are similar to these three images:
You can simply just right-click and hit “save as” then print the image in a whatever size you want it to be then cut out and trace on to your canvas.
Hope that helps.