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Walnut boats are a classic craft to make with kids.
I thought about using these boats as place card holders for Thanksgiving, but making them Mayflower boats for the occasion. This is perfect for the kids table, and they can keep the boat to take home too! Plus they float, so they can even be displayed in a water glass.

Posted by Corinne D. from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Corinne D.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a shell ornament. Walnut Shell Mayflower Boats - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used white card stock for the sails. Either cut into a rectangle, or
    trim a curve in the sides like I did.

  • How to make a shell ornament. Walnut Shell Mayflower Boats - Step 2
    Step 2

    Decorate your sails. I added the names for a place-card.

    You will need 2 toothpicks for each boat. I trimmed about 1/4"
    off one, so the front sail sits lower.

  • How to make a shell ornament. Walnut Shell Mayflower Boats - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stick the toothpick through one of the holes on the sail.

    Then through the other hole. Set these sails aside.

  • How to make a shell ornament. Walnut Shell Mayflower Boats - Step 4
    Step 4

    I heated up the wax with a candle wax warmer.

    Once melted, I used a plastic spoon and fill the walnuts carefully to
    the top. Then let them cool.

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