Nuts are not just good to eat, they are also beautiful and useful to create! Here we have selected many original ideas for recycling walnut shells and transforming them into new objects and accessories. Let yourself be inspired!
Mushrooms with walnut shells
This is a really easy activity that can also be done with children, either at home or at school… mums, teachers, are you listening?
Here are the instructions to create a jar of mushrooms made with walnut shells.
Bird feeders with walnut shells
Especially during the coldest months, birds often struggle to find food.
Using walnut shells and other small items, we can build small feeders to offer food to wild birds.
The Easter tree
Yes, you read that right… there is also an Easter tree!
Traditional Easter decoration from northern Europe, it is usually composed of twigs adorned with colourful spring symbols, »
The advent calendar
Let’s prepare a very original advent calendar for next Christmas!
Don’t worry, it’s really easy and affordable!
A couple of walnuts are enough to create together with your kids a sound toy: the woodpecker!
Exfoliating soap bars with walnut shells
Do you love DIY cosmetic products?
Making exfoliating soap bars with walnut shells is very easy and takes less time than you would imagine!
Fresheners for drawers and wardrobes
Are you tired of perfumed sachets for drawers which often have a strong, pungent perfume?
Would you like to try your hand at making some attractive items which can be used to freshen your wardrobe?
Christmas wreath with walnuts
When Christmas approaches, the desire arises to make something original by hand which you can use to decorate your home or table during the festive period. »
What’s the betting that with this idea your kids will start liking nuts?
Set aside lots of walnuts and hazelnuts…and let’s make sleeping mice! »
Carnivorous plants with walnut shells
Walnut shells can easily be transformed in a thousand different ways, creating original and imaginative objects.
If your favourite hobby is DIY and you like to build many little things to decorate your home, this project is right for you! »
An unusual heat-resistant mat
Walnut shells, they are resistant and woody, what could you do with this material that we would normally throw away? Got it: a nice heat-resistant mat!
A mini walnut tree
Sometimes there isn’t enough room to have a proper Xmas tree…but don’t worry! We have a simple, but original suggestion to create a mini tree using walnuts! »
Vampires and owls
The arrival of autumn heralds the beginning of the walnut period! Here is a suggestion for creating cute figures for children made from walnuts. »
Wind chimes: the sound of walnuts
How relaxing it is to be in the open air listening to wind chimes…
If you want to make one to hang on your terrace or in your garden, you just need to follow a few simple steps.
A frame decorated with walnuts
How many times do we have to get a gift for someone, but we are short of ideas?
With a pinch of imagination and a bit of manual skill, you can easily create a custom frame using simple walnut shells.
Decorate Christmas with walnuts
Do you want to upgrade your Christmas tree but the usual items in the shops don’t really do it?
With a bit of patience and creativity, we have an idea for original, eye-catching decorations with walnuts! »
A unique pen holder
Walnut shells can come in handy even when decorating the simplest of objects.
If you have some walnuts at home, you can try your hand at making an original-looking pen holder. »
Here’s an idea for summer: transform walnuts into small, colourful floating fish!
You can make them easily with small children, using inexpensive materials that are available from any stationery or DIY store.
A miniature garden
Do you have a passion for botany and gardening but not enough space for your hobby?
Creating a miniature garden using walnut shells is very simple »
From walnut to baby mouse: a fun transformation
Do you want an idea for a fun activity to do with your kids?
Don’t throw away walnut shells: they can easily be transformed into cute little animals!
For example, if you’ve managed to open a walnut perfectly in half, you can create cute baby mice! »