She Started Collecting Pistachio Shells, And When I Saw Why I Immediately Got Mine Out Of The Trash


One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that seems to be true these days as the DIY projects where people are turning one older, worn-out thing into something new and creative keep pouring in. Today the DIY project seems to have an even better twist to it: you get to eat your step one! The young woman in this amazing do it yourself project created beautiful handmade pistachio shell flowers with nothing but the empty shells, a glue gun, a piece of paper and paint.

Like previously said, step one is to simply eat the pistachios. How great is that?! Afterwards, you just have to follow the steps in the video. Use something circular to trace a circle onto your piece of paper and then cut it out, but be warned that will be the size of your adorable pistachio flower! Create the bud of the flower like the video shows, and create layer after layer of delicious and beautiful fun!

Get creative! Try different designs on your flower. The young woman in the video did an ombré effect and you can too! Simply take any color and paint the inside of the flower that color. Take that same color and add a little bit of white paint to it. The farther out the paint goes, the lighter the color gets. This “ombré effect” is getting so popular, and anybody would love it!

What can you use these flowers for, you ask? July Fourth is creeping up on us here and we all will be decked out in red, white and blue. This year when you’re grilling hamburgers and hotdogs with your friends and family watching fireworks, decorate your backyard with red, white and blue pistachio flowers! Get your kids involved, too! Summer is long and hot, and they’re used to being busy the vast majority of their day, so why not involve them in your creative and fun project? Spend a day with them designing the flowers and running around outside decorating. The children will love the creative time together and all your guests will be jealous of your decoration! If your friend’s birthday is coming up, get an old mason jar or any vase-like object and create some pistachio flowers to glue onto your vase. Find some real flowers to pick, put some water in your vase, and voilà! The best present any girl could ask for.

Mothers or Father’s Day coming up and your lost with no gift? Sick of just adding your name to the gift your parents choose? Homemade and handmade gifts are a parents dream because it shows how much time and effort you cared to take. Create some pistachio flowers and paint them your parent(s) favorite color. Make a nice card and tell them how much they mean to you and it’ll be a holiday they never forget!

No matter what you use it for, this project is guaranteed fun. So, will you try it?

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