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7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas

 

Legend has it that having a nutcracker in the house brings good luck and protects your home from evil spirits – especially from any intruding mice! With a new Disney film telling the famous story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King due to hit cinemas next month, these brightly coloured characters are sure to become a firm favourite this Christmas. Start crafting your own nutcracker companions with these magical makes.

1 Pom-pom Princes

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Make It Today

Find these fabulously fluffy nutcrackers in the next issue of Make It Today! It’s absolutely packed with inspiration for the festive season and will be on shelves from 15th November.

2 Craft A Cracker

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Hobbycraft

Crack out the scissors and glue for this quick papercraft project which transforms plain crackers into an entire troop of soldiers. They’ll be the hit of the Christmas table!

3 That’s A Wrap

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Alisa Burke

Simply cut paper to the same size as a gift bag, paint on your own nutcracker features and attach to the bag – you’ll have your very own collection of funky Christmas wrapping!

4 Go Simple

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
MollyMooCrafts

Get the kids involved with your Christmas crafting and paint these super simple decs together.

5 Peg Doll Decs

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Kate’s Creative Space

These grinning characters could be the most charming peg dolls you ever make! Add touches of gold paint to really make your nutcracker soldiers shine on the tree.

6 Dinky Decorations

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Creativ Company

Perfect for hanging or as adornments on napkin rings, these simple painted nutcrackers are a quick and easy craft which is sure to light up little faces.

7 Cracking Cans

7 Nutcracker Crafts For A Magical Christmas
Pork Chop Tuesday

Recycle old crisp cans by decorating with a nutcracker motif complete with fluffy beards and sparkling hats. Then fill the cans with treats and give as a memorable gift or else just stand the tubes around the house as handcrafted decorations.

If you’re desperate to make some handcrafted decorations for your own home this year and nutcrackers just aren’t your thing, don’t fear! We’ve got plenty of other ideas, complete with templates and easy-to-follow instructions.

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