Crafts Using Walnut Shells

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Nut shells can be used in crafts to make a variety of holiday ornaments and other decorations. This is a page about crafts using walnut shells.


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December 7, 2009

An easy, inexpensive and fun stocking stuffer that my grandchildren have enjoyed. Crack walnuts in half, clean out the nut meat and save the shells (in an empty egg carton to keep the matching sides together. You can fill them with change, small jewelry, miniature animals, I.O.U. notes (for a batch of cookies, or help with homework, etc.) Then glue the halves back together, paint them if you like and a Christmas stocking is filled with inexpensive, fun surprises.

By Sandra from Yakima, WA

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An easy traditional Christmas ornament. Take a walnut shell, add a loop of ribbon or other cord (to hang it) and glue the 2 halves around the cord. Or you can spray the walnut gold (either before or after). My mother used to make those. Sorry, no pix, all mine are packed away.


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November 11, 2009

Does anyone know how to make Christmas mice using walnut shells? Thanks.

By sheila from Nova Scotia, Canada


November 23, 20090 found this helpful

I made these for yrs. A walnut was the body. Using black acrylic paint and the end of the paintbrush dab black paint for the eyes. Using the fibers of a paint brush for the whiskers. Cut a triangle of red or green felt and sew th edges together. Trim with a roll of cotton around the bottom of the hat and attach a tiny jingle bell to the tip of the hat. Glue hat onto the walnut. Very easy to do. Sold these for 50 cents each or $5 a dozen.

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August 18, 20140 found this helpful

I take a half shell hot glue 2 eyes on, cut 2 ears out of felt your color, a half of a rubber band for the tail, a tiny pompom for the nose. You can either put fun foam on the bottom than add a magnet or you can do everything except the fun foam & magnet.


Take a yellow sponge and cut it diagonally (like a triangle) than glue mice on & a magnet on the side. Now you have a wedge of cheese with a mouse.

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