How to Make Pistachio Shell Flowers and Candle Holder
September 6, 2017
Ever since I was a little kid, I've eaten a "lot" of pistachios. Even back then, I would save the shells in order to make crafts out of them because I thought they were so pretty to throw away. Yes, my thriftiness started at a young age. This is how I make flowers and candle holders out of my pistachio shells. Painting them is completely optional. I think they look lovely in their plain state. :)
Total Time: 1 hour
- several pistachio shells (about 1.5 cups worth or more)
- CD or cardboard rounds
- hot glue gun with glue
- acrylic paint and brush (optional)
- To make a candle holder flower, place your candle in the middle of your CD to find out how much space you'll need around the first ring of pistachio shells.
- Dab some hot glue down on the CD.
- Begin adding pistachio shells side by side, standing straight up, all around the candle.
- When you've made your first ring around the candle, start a new one just outside of it, but with the shells leaning back a bit.
- As you keep making new rings, lay them down a bit more each time, as if the flower is in bloom.
- When the CD or cardboard round is fully covered, you are done.
- Cut out mini rounds to make small flowers.
- If you want to paint some, start by dabbing down acrylic paint in the middle and working your way outside.
- Then paint the outsides of the shells, then the bottom. Let dry.
- Light your candle and enjoy.
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