Friday, December 05, 2008

A Quick Kitchen Decoration Idea

My daughter loves the Nutcracker Ballet. She has always wanted a nutcracker. She was at Lowe's with her dad and asked him to buy this nutcracker. As you can see, he didn't say "no." I like nutcrackers, but he just didn't seem to go anywhere in my kitchen which is where she wanted him to be. Then I had a light bulb moment. I took the old clear glass bottles that I had gotten long ago from my grandmother's junk pile. I used food coloring and water to give them a festive look. I stuck the Nutcracker in between the bottles. I was pleased with our kitchen window decoration. It cost us about $8 for the Nutcracker and the food coloring. The bottles of colored water act like sun catchers and are truly bright and beautiful. I did have to warn my children NOT to drink the colored water. My teenagers were just sure I had come up with some great concoction!!

grace and peace,


Amy said...


My youngest son loves Nutcrackers too!

My mom has always had a collection of pretty bottles (although I can't remember where from), and when I was growing up, she always had them filled with colored water and used them as door stops. I haven't thought about that in years. Thanks for the memory! And your Christmas decoration looks beautiful!

Merry Christmas!
God Bless,

TnFullQuiver said...

You are more than welcome for the memory!! I like the idea of using the bottles as door stops! Maybe when my 160 pound dog and 5 rowdy children don't live here any more I might just try that myself!!
grace and peace,

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