Minnesota Art and Design:Sliced Black Walnut Shells - Making a Flower
Sliced Black Walnut
I have a couple saws built that cut my walnut shells for me. One cuts them into 1/4 inch slices and the other cuts them into 3/8 inch slices.
The slices are arranged in a couple circles and then, merged to create a one of a kind flower.
A Rose or Some Other Shape of Flower
It all started the other day, when a friend sent me a picture through social media of a flower that was made using slices from a tree branch. Since I have recently built a sawmill that slices black walnuts, I decided that my walnut slices would make a perfect flower shape if glued together.
Where Do You Get Sliced Walnut Shells?
You can get them from me. I have a kit that includes all pieces. It would be up to you to obtain wood glue.
Tutorial: How I Made Mine
Select seven flat slices. Lay in a circle. One in middle, six around sides.
Add glue to edge of middle slice and add glue to one side of each side piece.
When the seven pieces are all touching in the middle, use three pieces of tape as a clamp to steady the pieces as the glue dries so they maintain their shape.
Meanwhile, take an end piece, and place flat side down on your surface and position four slices leaning against it. Add glue to each leaning slice where it touches the end piece.
Let sit until the glue is dry.
Turn the piece over that has the end slice and put glue on the rough rounded edge of the middle nut. Place it on top of the circle with seven flat pieces, making sure that there is sufficient glue on the top and bottom pieces to create a bond.
Let that sit until the glue is dry.
Glue Top to Bottom
How About You
Do you like to do Do It Yourself Crafts
If The Answer Was No
Would you like to order pre-made Flowers?
Let's Imagine a Rose
A rose has petals, it has sharp, green pointed covers on the bud. So, when you have broken pieces of walnut shell, these can be placed on the bottom of your flower creation to make a rose.