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How to make sailing boats out of walnut shells
For this project, you will need halved walnut shells. You will need to scrape them and clean them out before you start this project.

Posted by gingerlillytea from England, Arkansas, United States • Published See gingerlillytea's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a shell ornament. Walnut Shell Sailing Boats - Step 1
    Step 1

    Light a candle and wait for a little pool of wax to form.

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

    Cut out two fabric triangles with a joining edge. Then glue the remaing edges together with the cocktail stick inside. I cut of the top of one of the edge spikes so it isn't sharp.

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

    Pour some wax from the candle into the walnut shell. I fill it up half way so, once set, it is enough to hold the stick in place. Place the sail stick into the wax and hold in position for around 30 seconds to let the wax set around.

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