3 ways to get festive with golden nuts[/title][fusion_text]We’re knee deep in the Christmas season. If you’re like me, you want to avoid running out to the store for last minute host gifts, place cards, or gift wrap. (long mall lines? no thanks) Instead, I have an on-trend golden solution to holiday decor. It takes 5 minutes to make a dozen. All you need is metallic paint + walnuts. Let’s get started.
- make a quick and thoughtful host gift (share them in glass jars)
- incorporate texture on your holiday table (paired with a nutcracker centerpiece or with names written on them to help assign seats for big events)
- add a special treat to your gift wrap
Gold place cards made from walnuts
- whole walnuts in shells
- gold paint or spray paint
- ribbon, string, yarn (if you want to to wrap gifts)
You can experiment with colors outside of gold, but I recommend sticking with a metallic. Since walnuts are naturally dull in color, painting them a silver, copper, brass or a colored metallic makes them glow in the Christmas lights.
If you’re setting them out to help you assign place settings, use a sharpie to clearly write the names. (because if aunt Jan + cousin Jon get their seating assignments confused, all hell might break loose at the dinner table…)
Stack the nuts in large glass apothecary jars or off-white ceramic bowls. For a more organic arrangement, scatter the gold walnut shells on layers of evergreen pine needles and place a nutcracker in the middle for a focal point. Planning to give your nutcracker a vacation? (how nice of you) [/title][fusion_text]I’d love to hear how you repurpose household items to use as gift wrap supplies or centerpieces. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
These gold walnuts are amazing and will add holiday cheer to any tablescape!
What a precious idea! I love gold Christmas decor!!! <3
Yona Williams says
Oh wow, those golden nuts really pop and catch the eye. I would have never thought of doing something like this, but it’s so pretty.
laura londergan says
what a great idea to take an ordinary item and make it festive. I love doing crafts like this as it adds so much to the decor!
Brilliant! I love the simple elegance of this project! Will look gorgeous on any table!
I absolutely love the gold! I used to be really good at tablescapes, but now most of my centerpieces are kid-made crafts. It may not be as elegant, but it is memorable for me 🙂
I just love these! They are the perfect addition to a holiday table spread. And the fact that they are so easy to do is just a great bonus!
Such a fun idea!! Great holiday decorations.
These are a great idea. I never would have thought to paint the nuts! But these look so festive!
This is such a great idea. What an easy way to give a festive touch!
What a cute idea I love the design. It really gets you into the festive spirit that is for sure.
That is a super cute idea! Just might have to give this a try for next year as we’re pretty much set with decorating this year.
What a clever idea. So simple, yet so festive.
I would never have thought to do this, but it is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way they came out!
Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com says
LOVE this idea! I buy a ton of nuts every year to scatter around my nutcracker display, this would be a fun addition!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
What a cute idea! I love how they came out. They are so festive.