Monday, November 2, 2009
Made from 6x6s and scrap pieces of wood to form details like the noses, ears and arms. Purchased at a decor/crafts store they would cost you in the range of $200. each The cost to make yourself...less than $15. If you know someone building a deck or other structure you can use a leftover cut off , mine are 3' tall. I purchased my 4x4, it was $30. and I got two 3 foot structures plus a leftover of 2 feet, with which I will create another work, perhaps an animal for the garden. You can also make similar nutcrackers with the more traditional 4x4s. Again, use acrylics and a coat or two of Diamond Finish.