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How to make your own Nutcracker Prince
I was looking for stuff to put on my mini scrapbook Christmas tree, and I saw a nutcracker ballet set.
I reminded me of the first version of the Nutcracker ballet I ever saw, it was a movie called Barbie in the Nutcracker.
I remember as a little girl, I got a ken doll that was based off the movie for one Christmas, it had the nutcracker head and everything. But I mainly remember sleeping on the couch by the fireplace with that doll in my arms, hoping the same thing that happened in the movie would happen to me, and if not I would have gotten to see Santa Claus, (this was back before I realized he's a stocker). Any way, neither of those things happened, but I still had a great Christmas.

And as I was looking back, I regained a happiness I lost long ago. I thought of the man of my dreams, and then I wanted a nutcracker that looked like him ( I know, a bit creepy, but since when has love been normal.)
So I made my own Nutcracker, true he looks a little weird, but I love him anyway, prince or not. And isn't that what love is..

Posted by Kinhime Dragon from Denton, Texas, United States • Published See Kinhime Dragon's 504 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Nutcracker - Step 1
    Step 1

    What I did was draw out an idea of how I wanted my nutcracker to look. I basically took an old drawing and a new one and morphed it together when I made my Nutcraker

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Nutcracker - Step 2
    Step 2

    You will need to take 3 Popsicle sticks and cut one in to thirds. If you are using glue you'll need that middle piece(see link), but if you use making tape like I did, then you can Discard the middle piece or make it a hat for your nutcracker

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Nutcracker - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put them together like this, I used making tape to keep them together.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Nutcracker - Step 4
    Step 4

    Optional:
    This is my finished Nutcracker, but Before you paint it, if you want to add some hair, Attach to the back of the head with hot glue then cover the glue spot with masking tape, this is great for durable hair.

  • Step 5

    Next paint, it helps if you get a pen with no ink to dip into the paint. Its great for tiny details.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Nutcracker - Step 6
    Step 6

    And your Nutcracker is done! Do what ever you want with it.

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Julie
Julie · 4 projects
Is it bad I read through the tutorial only because I loved the drawing in the back of the nutcracker?
Either way, this would make a good kids' project.
Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 680 projects
No it's ok
Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 680 projects
Also I drew that picture
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