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Are you enchanted by those stunning giant wood nutcrackers from Arhaus but found the price tag a bit daunting? Well, here’s the good news – you can recreate the same look at home for a fraction of the cost! Arhaus might be charging $150 each for their colossal nutcrackers, but with this simple and beginner-friendly DIY, you can have your own faux brass nutcrackers in less than 30 minutes, and all at an affordable price.
Believe it or not, I managed to make various sizes of these eye-catching nutcrackers for under $60, and if you opt for the giant ones alone, it could cost you less than $50 for all the necessary supplies. I can’t even begin to tell you how shook you will be with how they look once you do them for yourself!
Now, you might be wondering about the black nutcrackers in the photo. Full disclosure: those are from last year’s DIY project. I initially aimed for an all-black matte finish but never quite fell in love with the result. That’s why I decided to give them a makeover this year, and the process worked like a charm on both the previously painted black and raw wood nutcrackers. So, whether you’re upcycling like I did or starting from scratch, you’re sure to adore the final result!
As always, we’d love to hear about your experiences with our “DIY Faux Brass Nutcrackers” tutorial and how it brought a touch of elegance to your home. For more gift ideas and seasonal inspiration, explore our other blogs. And don’t forget to visit our social channels, where we share videos of various DIY projects for your home. Happy crafting!