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Festive Horse Chestnuts

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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When I was a child, I used to collect horse chestnuts, and there was nothing more I enjoyed doing than spray painting them gold, with my mum, to decorate the house for Christmas. Just recently, I have discovered another way of painting these festive decorations, that works just as well, if not better, and that is with nail varnish.

Time: 5 - 10 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
5 or more horse chestnuts
Nail varnish

Method

The horse chestnuts look best in groups than on their own, so I would recommend collecting at least five.



horse chestnuts, decorations, christmas, nature


You can use any type of nail varnish, but here are my suggestions for what would work best:

1. Opalescent or translucent colours so that you can still see the horse chestnut underneath.
2. Glittery or sparkly nail varnish so it catches in the light.
3. Festive colours such as gold, bronze, silver, red, and green.



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I've shown one in the photograph unpainted, so you can see the difference


Coat the horse chestnuts with one layer of nail varnish and allow to dry.



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Place in a spot of your choosing.

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