“Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire…Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose…”
A beautiful Christmas song… Oh… I feel that I need to go to New York during Christmas time. I get that feeling every year. And when I hear those Christmas songs, this one being one of them, I just feel like I need to go. Don’t know why! I just imagine it being like the BEST thing ever. Christmas & New York. New York & Christmas. Just goes together. My husband thinks Christmas & Dominican Republic go together. No comment. Actually this year it’ll be Christmas & Germany for us! Cool too!
Any way back to my painted chestnuts.
I did my grocery’s this morning and on the way there I saw a man standing on the side of the street with his little cart, roasting chestnuts. Where I live, that’s the sign that it’s definitely Fall going on Christmas! It’s pretty common here to sell roasted chestnuts on many street corners, but we don’t really like to eat roasted chestnuts. So I brought back a bag of chestnuts, not roasted though. Yeah, I know. My husband said the same when he saw them. Chestnuts? But..what for? Wait. Ok…
And that’s when I painted chestnuts. With glitter & paint.
~ white paint
~ a toothpick for painting
~ metallic silver paint
- I started with the glittery ones. I dipped them in glue and then in glitter. Super easy. Let dry.
- While those were drying, with a small paintbrush, I brushed the tip of others with silver metallic paint. Let dry.
- While those were also drying I painted the rest with a toothpick and white paint. I used very little paint and drew snowflakes.
- When all was dry, I arranged them in jars, with a white ribbon around it. Voila!
I’m not sure if to put the painted chestnuts on the plate or inside the jars… or I might get more and have them on the plate and inside the jars…
What do you think???