If like me you love a nice bag of walnuts at Christmas you might notice there is a lot of mess with the shells. But we shouldn’t be throwing them away, we should be making things with all those empty walnut shells! So with some great ideas for reusing the shells and maybe some last minute homemade gift ideas, I bring you…
Top 10 Things To Make With Walnut Shells
10 – Belt
The image link does go to a website so you can purchase this amazing belt, but the idea is sound. Made using nothing more than polished slices of walnut-shell and leather lacing it looks incredible, but I would imagine rather hard to make ourselves.
9 – Boats
If you are looking for some after dinner fun, why not make some walnut boats and race them! Easy to make, great fun and your sail can be whatever design you like!
8 – Turtles
You do need a little bit of modelling clay or maybe play dough for this idea, but the finished item looks great! Using the natural shape and design of the shell, it is perfect for some lazy weekend craft ideas.
7 – Lady Bugs
With a step by step making guide, even someone with zero art skills like me could make one of these! And what fun it would be to do it as well.
6 – Owls
These amazing handmade Christmas tree ornaments are a great use of all my empty nut shells. Best of all the step by step making guide in the link is really easy to follow!
5 – Bowl
This amazing nut bowl is made with nothing more than a touch of glue and several highly polished walnut-shell slices! There is no making guide in the link as it goes to an auction site for it, but if you can afford to bid, made you could try to make your own!
4 – Gift Idea
Can’t work out what to get someone and don’t have any money left even if you could? Well, why not make them one of these amazing forest friend gifts! Don’t worry about how to do it because the step by step making guide in the link takes all the thinking away.
3 – Mice
There is no making guide with this one, but it doesn’t look to hard to make them. Some googly eyes, pink felt, glue and pink string is all you need!
2 – Reindeer
With a nice and easy to follow, text-based, making guide in the link it is quite easy to make some of these Reindeer fridge magnets. You just need some pipe cleaners, a magnet, googly eyes, a button and some glue!
1 – Gifts
I know these amazing gift idea mushroom gardens are far beyond what most of us could make ourselves, but that is why they are so amazing! The level of detail, the amazing colours it all must look incredible and surely is the best thing ever made with walnut shells.