12 Ways to Upcycle Walnut Shells

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If you break a walnut perfectly in half, you can make a dozen things out of the shell. Even if it’s not perfect, there are still a few ideas to try.

1. Thumbelina sailboat
via Gifts & Stars

Thumbelina Walnut Sailboat - Vintage Doily, Walnut, Soldering

GiftsandStars

2. Soap – with ground walnut shells for exfoliation
via Simply Selah

Lemongrass and Chamomile Gardener's Soap - With Walnut Shells and Lemon Peel

SimplySelah

3. Necklace
via Abundant Earth Works

Walnut Shell Hand Linked Necklace

Abundantearthworks

4. Fruit bowl
via Larry’s Loot

Walnut Shell Compote- Bowl

LarrysLoot

5. Jingle bell ornaments
via Green Baboon Designs

Jingle Bell Walnut Shell Ornaments

greenbaboondesigns

6. Miniature baby carriage

via Sunny Day Art & Craft

Walnut carriage with baby

SunnyDayArtandCraft

7. Little pincushion
via Frost Lane

Charming walnut shell pincushion with ladybug pin

FrostLane

8. Earrings
via Real Fruit Jewelry

Black Walnut Shell Earrings

realfruitjewelry

9. Tiny bed for a tiny mouse
via The Greedy Crocodile

Tiny Walnut Mouse - needle felted brown mouse sleeping inside a walnut shell

TheGreedyCrocodile

10. Manger for a nativity set
via Roxy’s Tiny Treasures

Walnut Basket Ornament made from a real hand cut walnut- Baby Jesus in a straw filled manger

RoxysTinyTreasures

11. ‘Chicken in a walnut’ felt ornament
via Bossy’s Feltworks

Chicken in a Walnut - White Leghorn - Needle Felted Ornament

BossysFeltworks

12. Floating candles
via Green Baboon Designs

Walnut Shell Floating Candles - Beeswax

greenbaboondesigns

 

3 Responses

  1. Arthur

    July 24, 2012 7:35 am

    All the ideas are great. I especially like the baby carriage and the floating candles.

    Guess it’s time to eat some more nuts soon :)

    Reply

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