Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Walnut Shell Place Card Holder


Recently a friend asked me what she could make with walnut shells. My first thought was ornaments. After a little more thought, I came up with the idea of place card holders. This place card holder took about a minute to make, literally. Use them at your table setting or give them as hostess gifts.


Supplies:
Craft saw
Walnut shell halves


Starting with a walnut shell half, make a groove with the saw at the top of the shell. Saw in one direction, do not saw back and forth. Make the groove deep enough so it will hold a place card. Done.

* I don't recommend this project for a child. The craft saw can slip easily. However, you could have a child paint the walnuts gold if you wanted.

Here's the place card I made for the project. You're welcome to use it. Just right click, copy and save. You might need to shrink the image down. Print out on a heavy card stock.

15 comments:

Larissa said...

Very clever! Perfect for holiday dinner parties.

M.Kate said...

very cool but walnuts are not local here...havent seen their shells either, maybe other shells :D

Hybrid Hopes said...

That's cool! I'm wondering how you get the shell in such a perfect half...

Ayie said...

Very clever!

Anja said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Thank you so much.

Oh, and the word verification is TABLE. Of couse - you put your walnut onto the table. Great isn't it? Signs every where.

Have fun!

Izaberu said...

Brilliant!

bunbun said...

Very cute and I love what you come up with.
I love the placecard most of all, it is adorable

Marie @ Make and Takes said...

Again with the great stuff! You Rawk!

Amber M. said...

Jessica, I was so inspired by your fabric scrap tags that I used the idea this year for my Christmas gift tags. I posted about them today and linked up to you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!!

Julia Aston said...

Great idea!! I love your name tag too!

mayaluna said...

beautiful! Love that little placecard almost as much as the walnut!

Christy said...

very festive!

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Kimberly Pauley said...

I've also used walnut shell halves to make small candles. Just get some of the melt and pour wax and tea light wicks and they are easy peasy to make. A group of them on a mirrored plate looks nice on the dinner table.

DSTT said...

What a great idea!

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