I always loved the modern white nutcracker look from West Elm (now sold out), so I decided to head to the thrift store to find some nutcrackers of my own. I came home with these 3 little pieces for a total of $5.10
(Before photos are off my iPhone and taken at night, I always do my work when my little is asleep!)
The mini guys required no prep work, but I had to remove embellishments from the large nutcracker before painting. The hair & gems were hot glued on and it was very easy to take off- I used a fancy tool called a “butter knife”
The next step was to spray paint the figures white and wait to dry! I created both a pink (of course) and red Christmas vignette.
I already owned the white milk vases (another thrifty find!)
The little nutcracker is my favorite- odd, since I really wanted the large one!