Nutcracker Ornaments – Christmas Cut Files

Christmas crafting season in here, and I can’t wait to share all the fun projects I have planned this year! I kicked things off last week with a new addition to my Christmas village collection, and today I have something super cute for your tree. So download the template for these nutcracker ornaments, and let’s get cracking!

Nutcracker Ornaments


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How cute are these little guys!? I tried drawing the nutcracker mouth, but couldn’t figure out how to do it in a way that didn’t look creepy, so I ended up not including that part. So, I suppose these might look a little more like toy soldiers, but oh well. Nutcrackers were what I had in mind when I was designing them, so we’re going with it.

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I’ve included two different outfit styles for these little guys, as well as two ornament-shaped backers. You can include these with your nutcrackers, or leave them as-is: either way, they look adorable!

These nutcrackers come out to be about 3.5″ tall without the ornament backer—4.5″ tall with it. Since they are so small, the uniform pieces are pretty tiny. So it helps to have some tweezers on hand for gluing, and a fine-point gluing device. If the small size proves to be too inconvenient, you can always enlarge the design in your cutting software, or remove some of the smaller elements, and draw them on instead.

Nutcracker Ornaments

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting these nutcracker ornaments together. And don’t forget to share your festive finished products with me on Instagram!

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8 Comments on Nutcracker Ornaments – Christmas Cut Files

  1. Patti
    November 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t know how to thank you for your generosity in sharing these files. I am close to retirement and I am so anxious to have opportunity to create these beautiful projects. Thank you so much

    • Mandee
      November 30, 2021 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks for your kind words Patti! And congratulations on your upcoming retirement—that’s so awesome!! 👏

  2. Michele
    December 15, 2021 at 2:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you! These are perfect for my tree this year.

    • Mandee
      December 16, 2021 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

      You are so very welcome! Have fun making them. 😊

  3. marianne
    January 5, 2022 at 3:29 pm (2 years ago)

    love these gonna make a few for next Christmas tree

    • Mandee
      January 6, 2022 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      Yay! Have fun!!

  4. Joan
    April 13, 2023 at 9:12 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve only come across your website today, and have immediately fallen in love with your Nutcracker Soldiers.
    I’ve clicked on the Download button,then on a new screen have clicked on the svg, then I get a button which says ‘Copy File Name.’ I don’t know where or how to do this. Please help. :o)

    • Mandee
      April 18, 2023 at 5:20 pm (12 months ago)

      Hi Joan! I’m so glad that you discovered my little corner of the internet.

      After you click on the “download” button, you’ll want to download the entire zip folder from Google Drive. If you are having trouble with this process, be sure to check out my FAQ page for screenshots of the process and troubleshooting tips!


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