Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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.
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.