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Crafting Magic: How to Create a Stunning Christmas Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece

Are you looking to infuse your holiday decor with a touch of enchantment? Look no further than our step-by-step tutorial on creating a captivating Christmas Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece! This delightful centerpiece will bring the spirit of Christmas to your table and leave your guests in awe of your crafting skills.

Christmas Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece

Step 1: Preparing the Drum Base

For a sturdy and stable foundation, start by filling the drum with Great Stuff Gaps & Cracks foam. Carefully apply the foam inside the drum, allowing it to expand and fill any gaps. Let it dry for a minimum of 48 hours to ensure it sets properly.

Alternatively, you can use floral foam to create a solid base. Cut the floral foam to fit the inside of the drum and secure it in place with glue. This method will provide a reliable support for your Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece.

Step 2: The Nutcracker Magic Position the Nutcracker figurine on top of the foam. Glue it securely in place, making sure it stands tall and proud. This Nutcracker soldier is the heart of your centerpiece and will set the stage for the holiday charm.

Step 3: Enhancing with Artificial Pine Greenery

To bring a touch of natural beauty to your Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece, it’s time to add artificial pine greenery. Arrange the pine branches and sprigs around the drum base, strategically placing them to create a lush and festive appearance.

Secure the artificial pine greenery in place using floral pins or hot glue. This will ensure that the greenery stays in position, even if you need to move or adjust the centerpiece.

Step 4: Crafting the Festive Bow and Securing It

Now, let’s add a delightful bow to our Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece! Gather your preferred ribbon or festive trim and create a beautiful bow. You can choose a classic red or green ribbon, or get creative with patterns and textures.

Once the bow is ready, carefully attach it to the foam base. To ensure it stays securely in place, use a floral pin to fasten the bow to the foam. This will add a charming finishing touch to your centerpiece and make it truly eye-catching. Now, your Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece is one step closer to becoming the highlight of your holiday decor! 🎀

Step 5: Adding the Finishing Touches

Now, let’s add the final touches to complete our stunning Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece! First, insert the peppermint picks into the foam base, distributing them evenly to create a whimsical candy-inspired effect. These delightful peppermint accents will add a pop of color and a hint of sweetness to your centerpiece.

Next, carefully tuck in the red glitter berry sprays among the pine greenery. These sparkly bursts of red will add a festive and glamorous touch, capturing the essence of the holiday spirit.

Finally, fill any remaining gaps with filler greenery to achieve a lush and well-balanced look. The filler greenery will add volume and texture to the centerpiece, creating a harmonious blend of colors and shapes.


Crafting your own Christmas Nutcracker Drum Centerpiece is a rewarding and magical experience. Embrace the holiday spirit, let your creativity flow, and have fun with the process. Your centerpiece will become a cherished part of your holiday decor, filling your home with joy and cheer. Happy crafting, and may your holiday season be filled with warmth and love!

Materials You’ll Need:

Plastic Drum-Craftex

Christmas Nutcracker

Gaps & Cracks

2.5 Inch Christmas Plaid Ribbon

1.5 Inch Red Farrisilk Velvet Ribbon

Peppermint Picks-Hobby Lobby

2-Winter Snow Magnolia Leaf Pick

2-Artificial Icy Eucalyptus Bush

2-Flocked Winter Pine Spray

1-Red Glitter Leaf Spray (Sold Out)

1-Red glitter berry picks (substitute)

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