Are you ready for another awesome piece of DIY Christmas decor? We’re back with Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop and today is all about wreaths! This glittery pastel nutcracker Christmas wreath is the perfect mix of traditional and colorful for your door this season!
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I used to have an entire tree centered around nutcrackers but the tree was very traditional in style and color. In fact, the nutcrackers are the only thing I have missed since switching to my candy tree. Finally, it occurred to me that I can still totally add some nutcrackers to my decor, I simply have to switch up the style and colors.
I found this super awesome nutcracker at the Dollar Tree and for a dollar I was willing to take a risk with paint. I’m so glad I did because this wreath is awesome and totally gorgeous. It’s sparkly, brightly colored, and perfect for a candy-themed winter wonderland.
Glittery Pastel Nutcracker Christmas Wreath Materials
- Wreath Form
- 3 inch Wide Teal Snowflake Wired Ribbon
- Faux Flowers in Purple, White, and Gold
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- 6 inch (or taller) Nutcracker
- Lavender Paint
- Glitter Paint of Choice
- Purple Glitter
- Mod Podge
- 2 Pine Cones
- Pink Glittery Ribbon
- White Feathery Yarn
First, glue one end of your teal snowflake ribbon to your wreath form.
Then begin wrapping your ribbon around the wreath form with a slight overlap until completely covered.
Secure the end of your ribbon with another dab of hot glue.
Trim any excess ribbon from your wreath.
Set your wreath aside and grab your nutcracker.
Choose one coordinating color on your nutcracker and paint it lavender. Let your paint dry.
After the paint is dry, add a second coat of lavender paint and set aside to dry completely.
Now, grab your pine cones and add a coat of Mod Podge to the edges.
Immediately cover your pine cones in glitter.
Then shake off excess glitter and set your pine cones aside to dry. Return the excess glitter to the container.
Once your nutcracker is dry, paint over the lavender with your glitter paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.
While your glitter paint dries, glue a gold flower to the bottom right side of your wreath.
Then, once your nutcracker is dry, glue it to the bottom right-hand side of your wreath slightly to the left of your gold flower.
Next, glue your white feathery yarn around the bottom of your nutcracker.
Add a second gold flower below your nutcracker and glue your glitter-covered pine cones on either side of your nutcracker.
Lastly, fill in the remaining area around your nutcracker with more flowers.
Then tie a knot in your glittery pink ribbon and loop it around the top of your wreath.
Finish your wreath by tying a bow in the ends of the pink ribbon. Then hang and enjoy!
This glitter pastel nutcracker Christmas wreath turned out wonderfully. I can’t wait to have it welcome us home everyday. You can easily customize it to match your decor by changing out a few of the element colors too! Before you start crafting, be sure to check out the other awesome wreath ideas from my friends below. And be sure to enter the holiday giveaway while you’re down there!
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