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.