Jar O’ Nutcracker Spoons!



One of my favorite things to collect over the years for Christmas was fun and colorful nutcrackers.  When I sold my house a few years ago, I sold everything in it including my nutcracker collection.  Living in a motorhome means not much room for decorations.

So this week, I decided to create a batch of tiny nutcrackers made from wooden spoons.  And I’ve included a free pattern for you to make your own!

Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

These easy to make Nutcracker Spoons are reminiscent of my Jar O’ Monsters Spoons.  Minus the monsters, but with added Nutcracker grouchiness.

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Grab a recycled jar, add some glass cabochons to it (you can find them at the Dollar Store), and put your Nutcracker spoons anywhere you would like for a bit of Christmas festivity.

Want to know how to make them?

Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

For this project I used:

3 wooden spoons
Polymer Clay
Hot glue
Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Black and white felt
Assorted gemstones and ribbons

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Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

Begin by tracing the patterns onto each of the wooden spoons.

Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

Place the spoons onto a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil.  Knead the polymer clay until soft and then create the hats, noses and mustaches for each nutcracker using the pattern as a guide.  (Make the hats about 3/4″ thick and push the end of the spoon into them as shown above).

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Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

Create decorative parts of the crowns by rolling out the clay and cutting out the shapes with a craft knife.

Jar O Nutcracker Spoons

The photo above shows all three nutcrackers ready for the oven.  Place them onto a foil covered cookie sheet and bake in a 275 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely before going to the next step.

Click here for the next step!

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