IT’S THE 2020 NUTCRACKER ALONG AND YOU’RE INVITED!
Let’s all get crackin’ on some nutcracker crafts! Any medium is welcome in any theme and in any size from tiny miniature to larger-than-life!
WHAT: Well, nutcrackers, of course! So long as you follow LettuceCraft site standards, ANY NUTCRACKER WILL DO!
WHEN: Right now through the end of December! Join any time!
WHERE: Post your progress shots, questions, comments, praise, resources etc. here. When you’re done post your project in its own topic in the appropriate board/category and put a pic and link in this thread.
WHY: Because we like you! Also, because last winter I made that Krampus nutcracker in the photo and the idea for a Nutcracker Along this year was suggested. Then I saw that Michael’s has their unfinished nutcrackers available for sale now, so… YEAH!
HOW: ALL THE WAYS!
You can get an unfinished wooden nutcracker at a variety of places online or in stores. Michael’s has a few different models this year in the 14" and one even bigger. A quick internet search yielded a few other sources for various 14" models and several sources for smaller models, often in sets.
You can recon a “finished” nutcracker you have on hand or find at a thrift store,yard sale, or online source.
You can build one from scratch in ANY medium! And it doesn’t have to be a “sculpture,” either! How about a quilt? Or a laser cut? Maybe paper! Or yarn! Even embroidery! Beads! Metal! Ceramic! Stained glass, anyone? A nutcracker outfit for your pet? YOU BET!
You can go with The Nutcracker Suite ballet AND you can go any other direction you want! The only limit is your imagination! And physics. Always physics.
WHO: Any LettuceCraft member!
I have started a Pinterest pinboard just for the 2020 Nutcracker Along! It’s chock full of inspiration and ideas all in a tangled nutball of images. If you send me your pinterest ID I can add you to the contributors for the board, so we can all share ideas, resources, inspirations, etc. (This is not required) Because of the order of my searches, most of the actual nutcracker nutcrackers in the pinboard are near the bottom at the moment.
DO NOT feel obligated to stick to the traditional soldier or drummer, even though a good majority of the images I found in my searches are those. I, for one, plan to go off into the outer regions of sanity with my snowman-style blank.