Make This Fun DIY Nutcracker Container!

This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. You can fill it with nuts in the shell and give them a cheap nut cracker to go with it. But you can in reality fill it with  anything, including non-food items that fit. And if you’re looking for more fun ideas for friend and neighbor gifts check out The Christmas Spider DIY : Free Poem Printable or our Peace Dove Gift Ornament & Poem. Lots more ideas are on our Christmas Category page!

How to Print the Download *IMPORTANT*

Every printer will have a settings area that will be somewhat similar. It’s very important that this pattern be printed borderless or it will not fit. After downloading the pdf, chose File/Print from the pdf menu. That will open up the print settings. Also MAKE SURE you tell it what page to print or it will print them both. If you’re just wanting the outlined version you definitely don’t want the color version to print and use up all that ink. Next click Properties and it will pop up another screen. This is where you choose “Borderless Printing” or “Edge to Edge”.  It might be different on different computers.

This is a screenshot from my Canon printer. On my printer it  gives me another popup, seen in the second photo below,   letting you choose the type of paper.

This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Borderless is mainly for photos and printing at high quality. I had the option for just “paper” which I chose. If you don’t have the paper option choose as best you can. You can print this “standard” quality.  The photo papers normally force you to choose high quality.  Just do the best you can. On my printers in the past that didn’t give me the option to print borderless on normal paper I’ve printed  it and chose a matte photo paper and then printed on normal paper. The problem is HIGH quality lays down a LOT of ink. Newer printers now have more settings.

DIY Nut Cracker Supplies

DIY Nutcracker Download

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This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Instructions

Print the free download and gather your supplies.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Cut two 11″ pieces of ribbon.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Grab your free printable. It will have text on the top of the printout. The photos don’t show that.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Turn it face down and grab the end that has the text printed on it. It’s not shown here.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Apply glue across the entire edge of the paper, directly behind the text.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

This will hold the paper in place while you wrap the can.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Center the paper between the top and bottom of the Pringle’s can and apply the glued area to the can.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Wrap the paper around the can.  The printed edges should meet up once complete.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Apply glue to the back of the wrapped edge.  Press into place.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

To cover the edges, place a dot of hot glue at the base of the can.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Place the tip of one piece of ribbon onto the hot glue and wrap the ribbon around the can.  Place another dot of hot glue to hold the second end into place upon the first.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

For the hat ornament, grab some gold paint and a small wooden knob.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Paint the knob gold.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Once dry, apply hot glue to the base of the knob.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

Place the knob in the center of the Pringle’s lid.
This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

 

Your DIY Nutcracker is ready to fill!This darling DIY nutcracker container is perfect for neighbor gifts during the Christmas season. Fill it with nuts or anything else! Free printables!

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