My guys are coming up out of storage today along with all of my other outside decorations. It is a little early for me as we usually wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I'm opting to take advantage of the nice weather today to work outside. I'm standing firm that there are no indoor… Continue reading Bring On The Nutcrackers!
My guys finally made it out to the porch last night! I'm thrilled to say that they are still in amazing shape and are holding up well. Part of that, I'm sure, is because I don't leave them out if we are getting a lot of wind or it is going to be wet out… Continue reading Nutcrackers On Duty
I figured now would be a perfect time to repost this in case anyone is feeling ambitious this season! Oodles of hours, multiple trips to both the hardware store and the craft store later and my life size giant nutcrackers are done! Supply List for Each Nutcracker Pot or Bucket for Lower Body Pot or… Continue reading Repost: Giant Nutcrackers How To
Oodles of hours, multiple trips to both the hardware store and the craft store later and my life size giant nutcrackers are done! Supply List for Each Nutcracker Pot or Bucket for Lower Body Pot or Bucket for Main Body Pot or Bucket for Head Pot or Bucket for Hat 15 inch wood base (I… Continue reading Giant Life Size Nutcracker Done!
I made huge progress today with Hubby's help, but I'm so done for the day. Seems like we kept running into design issues with just about every step. Not so much the general plan, but with some of the execution or the materials I'd gotten. I knew pretty much what I needed to do to… Continue reading Gaah! So Close!
Today started out not so great but ended up way better than I'd hoped after the way it started. The head portion of the nutcrackers was a horrid mess after trying to add the metallic to the lower portion. The flesh colored paint pulled away when I removed the tape and left bare spots. The… Continue reading Getting Closer
I got all of my major painting done (maybe), thank goodness! I've realized that I'm really not a fan of spray paint. I learned yet another new thing yesterday. It can trigger migraines. Yay. While the majority of my painting went well, I had a couple of not so awesome moments. The first was on… Continue reading Little Bump
After taking my lazy day yesterday, I'm back to working on my giant nutcracker project. I learned a few things after working on this last week. *Spray paint creates a nasty, invasive dust that gets EVERYWHERE and is a pain in the ass to clean up. *Spray paint fumes can overtake an entire house even… Continue reading Back To Work