Pottery Barn Nutcracker Dupes
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Happy Saturday familia! You probably didn’t expect another blog post from me so soon, but I am just so excited about my recent Pottery Barn dupes that I want to share another one with you today.
If you found the last one a little bit too complicated well this one is as easy as it gets.
I found these cute wood stained nutcrackers on Pottery Barn’s website and I will be honest, I am not really a fan of nutcrackers. I guess I find them too loud.
But these caught my attention because they are so simple. With a nice stain you still get to enjoy a Christmas nutcracker, but without all the colors.
I was smitten…. but not with the price (naturally).
I happened to be at Dollar Tree when I came upon these in the Dollar Tree Plus section. They had these for $3 each.
As you can see from the size of my hand they are a pretty good size. And the best thing about them was that they were unfinished which was just what I needed.
Since all of my craft stuff is packed up. I found this bottle of acrylic paint at my mom’s house and I decided to water it down in order to create a stain.
I began to apply the watered down “stain” with a small artist brush. The “stain” will be quite watery, so you will need to be generous if you go this route. Or you can add more paint to your mixture.
Here they are side-by-side. The right one is still wet here and it lightened a bit when it dried so I did have to give it another coat.
That being said, adding stain to these nutcrackers makes a huge difference!
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Here is how they turned out. They still lightened up after the second coat dried, but I really do like how they look now.
And if you compare them to the Pottery Barn ones, they look pretty good. There’s also no beating that price either.
Since I got the paint for “free” all I had to pay for were the nutcrackers.
Are you a fan of nutcrackers? Or do you tend to stay away from them like me?
I think what I love most about these is that they will go with any color scheme since they are stained and they also don’t distract from any decor that you may have. In fact they complement other items without being too busy and I love that about these.
Plus, it’s probably one of the simplest DIY’s (and dupes) I have ever shared.
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Let me know what you think of this dupe and I will see you very soon in the next one!
Until then… adios!