Walnut Shell Key Holder

giftarist By giftarist, 2nd Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/14kqpqmw/
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Have you ever appreciated the wrinkled shell of a walnut? I do. In fact, I love the shell for its form and texture more than I do the delicious nut it contains.

What to Have

Walnut shell
Key ring with chain
Rubber cement (rugby)
Varnish/spray paint (optional)

Have you ever appreciated the wrinkled shell of a walnut? I do. In fact, I love the shell for its form and texture more than I do the delicious nut it contains.
My fascination with walnuts started when some relatives from the US came home and brought, among other things, a bag of walnuts. That was my first time to see real ones.
More than indulging in the nut's yummy taste, I was curious about what I could do with the cracked shells scattered on the tabletop. I tried restoring them back to their original form and thought of what I could do with them while keeping up with the conversation.
The artist instinct in me prevailed. Instead of throwing the shells, I keep them in my locker. I knew that somehow, someday, I would make use of them.

What to Do

Choose an almost perfectly fit cracked shell.
When fitted shell pair does not give space for chain to lodge, drill a hole just enough for the key chain to fit.
Spread rubber cement to cracked nut edges. Leave cement to dry for about five minutes. Paste pair together.
For finishing touches, apply varnish, spray colors, or leave shell as is.

Tags

Arts, Cracked, Craft, Creativity, Edges, Fascination, Idea, Key, Key Holder, Nut, Paint, Ring, Rubber Cement, Rugby, Shell, Spray, Varnish, Walnut

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