Miniature Scenes from Walnut Shells

13 February
Here we are again... the second Wednesday of the month... you know what that means don't you?

Yep! Time for our monthly Thrifty Chicks challenge!

If you are new to LVC, the Thrifty Chicks is a small group of blogging friends and each month we get together (virtually), usually to create some sort of themed upcycled project.

This month's theme is "something we love". That could mean something different to each of us. I'm interpreting that to be something that tugs at my heartstrings, something that catches my attention and I cannot turn away from easily.

It may seem silly but for me it's miniatures! I love them! I am drawn to miniature things... fairy gardens, shadow boxes full of mini collectibles, dollhouses, etc.

So for this project, I decided to make miniature scenes inside walnut shells!

Walnut shell crafts

Be sure to check out the other ladies posts at the end! You can catch up on past thrifty chicks challenges HERE.

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I find walnut shells in my yard all the time from the squirrels, like the darker one on the left. The others were leftover from Thanksgiving decor. It's easy to open them by just sliding a butter knife between the halves.


I used some moss in the bottom of the walnut shell and attached it with a little hot glue.


walnut scene

Then I added a tiny bottle brush tree and spun cotton mushroom.

creating a scene inside a walnut shell

minis in a shell

I've seen these little walnut shell scenes made as ornaments before but I wanted mine to be free standing. I used a round wooden disk and glued the shell to it.

wooden disk

A little ribbon bow and star charm finish off this one!

nut shell scene

Ready to see the other two?!

walnut shell vignette

I love these little deer, I'm always happy when I can find a use for them!

scene inside a walnut shell

walnut shell minis

Look how tiny!! 😍

miniature shell scene

I have a shelf made from rulers hanging in my studio, these fit perfectly on the shelves!

walnut shell crafts

Miniature Scenes from Walnut Shells

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