Last afternoon at work, my colleague and I managed to finish a decent amount of pistachios during snack time and I found myself staring at an embarrassingly large pile of pistachio shells. So, something needed to be done about them. Here are a few ideas I found 🙂
Do you have any ideas to share with me too?
1. Decorative Flowers
These beautiful flowers are where you can start from. Easy to make and gorgeous to look at, these flowers can be made in all possible colors. Make them as large or as small as you prefer. (Check no. 7 for ideas on how to use these flowers). For a detailed instructable go here.
Art on howtoinstructions.org
Use these shells to make matching earrings in all the colors you fancy. Earring hooks to attach them to can be found easily at any Craft shop. Add pretty beads to make it look more attractive. These are a great idea for junk jewelry fans like me Find a complete instructable here.
Art by http://www.instructables.com/
3. Pistachio Heart
Make pretty shapes using cartridge paper as a template like this beautiful heart. It can be an adorable gift for those who prefer to make gifts over buying them. Add beads and stick-on jewels to give it a more festive look! Use matching ribbons to hang it around the house. Read the complete tutorial here.
Art by ourharsha.blogspot.com
This is another creative way to use these versatile shells. Add tiny metallic charms and bells at the bottom that will tinkle in the breeze.
5. Tea-light Candle Holder
Use glue to construct this gorgeous lotus in the size of a tea-light. Use metallic colors that will reflect the light from the candle.
Found on etsy.com
6. Ombre Neck Piece
Ride the Ombre trend wave by making this beautiful neck piece using a thin piece of cardboard cut out in the shape of your choice. Attach a silver or gold chain depending on your preference and look like a stylista. For a detailed step-by-step instructable go here.
Art by Cremedelacraft.com
7. Wall Hanging/Wreath
This beautiful wreath can be adapted to be made as a wall hanging using the same design with the flowers and can be painted with different colors ( I’d add a a shiny touch of gold) I like how the flowers are of different sizes and that gives it a more polished look. For more details go here.
Art by Thee Kiss of Life
8. Photo Frame
When it comes to photo frames, we can’t have too many. And what better way to personalize our photo frames than by using pistachio shells and some paint. Voila, ready to dazzle the world 🙂
Art on usefuldiy.com
9. Tribal Bracelet
If you’re looking to make something unique and beautiful, these are a great idea. They are so easy to make and look interesting while worn. Add feathers, beads and bells to complete the look. For a more detailed DIY go here.
Art by http://mieljolie.blogspot.in/
If you’re feeling ambitious and want to make something like this beautiful collage, allow all your creative juices to flow with these pretty designs on each shell.
Art by Elena Nuez on etsy.com
Looks like I have things to d this weekend! Sunday my dear, come to mamma.