I found some adorable "green" crafts for Christmas so I thought I'd start a new post called "Going Green for Christmas". I love this cute little ornament made out of pistachio shells. Not only would it be fun to make, but delicious too. I think when I try to make this I'm going to fashion an owl out of it somehow. I'm thinking I can do it with pieces of felt for wings and eyes? I'll let you know how that goes. Otherwise, it still makes an adorable earth friendly ornament!
- Medium egg-shape foam, such as Styrofoam
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- Pistachio shells
- Eye pin
- 5/8-inch wide ribbon
- Scissors; metallic gold cord
Starting at the narrow end of the egg form, hot-glue pistachio shells around the foam in a tight bud.
Glue shells around egg-shape form layer by layer until the entire form is covered. Some shells may fit a space better than others depending on width or "cupping" of the shell.
Tie a ribbon bow. Insert the eye pin through a bead and the ribbon bow. Apply some glue to the pin and insert into the center top of form.
Cut gold metallic cord and thread through the eye and tie into a hanging loop.