Dec 16, 2014

Walnut Shell Craft Projects

Crafty people often use walnut shells in their craft projects. Here are some crafty bloggers and website writers who use walnut shells, in their craft projects. Some of these projects are promoted as fun activities to do with children!

Trow Bridge (scroll down for how he creates the look of rock under his trowbridge in his railway)
Woodland Scenics ballast as most are aware in actually ground walnut shell. When glueing it down, many have problems with the ballast floating. The trick is a good wetting agent prior to the glue, and lots of it. Find a spray bottle that puts out a fine mist. I use an old hairspray bottle that creates a very fine mist.

Model Railroading Tips, Tricks & Techniques (scroll down)
Rock To color rock try mixing walnut stain and brown, water base, paint. They don't mix well...that is what you want. Take an OLD paint brush and scoop some of the "mixture" onto your rock face. Spread and dab at will. You will get some outstanding shading effects. This will however take quite awhile to dry and be sure to have good ventilation. -Dave Costantino

handmade Pin Cushion With Walnut Shells
Fill the inside of the pin cushion with crushed walnut shells as full as you an fill it. Fun fact! Crushed walnut shells will sharpen your needles (supposedly) as you use your pincushion.

Under The Sea Pincushion
Ruth also wanted her pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells. Hmm, where to get that? Apparently some people use them as a cage liner for birds. So off to the pet store where I found a BIG bag of it. At that rate I'm going to need to make another 20 small pincushions to finish it off.

Pincushions to swap
You may be wondering what to fill your pincushion with when it's finished. Some of the patterns call for stuffing or fiberfill. If you choose to use this, you will want to fill your pincushion up very tightly to give it some substance and weight. I personally prefer to fill mine up with crushed walnut shells. These make for a nice sturdy pincushion. Also, the walnut shells help to sharpen up your pins when you use your pincushion.

Walnut Shell Boats
In my last post I mentioned that the twins and I have been playing and creating with a bag of seasonal mixed nuts. I never imagined we’d have so much fun exploring all the different tastes, colors, and textures! I have to admit, the chief reason I was so excited about our nutty discovery is that I’ve been yearning to try a classic craft with the twins- making walnut shell boats.

Crafs Using Walnut Shells
Nut shells can be used in crafts to make a variety of holiday ornaments and other decorations. This is a guide about crafts using walnut shells.

Crafing with Kids Walnut Shell Animals
Kids will go nuts over these pocket-sized animals made with walnut shells. Display all four animals in shadow boxes for a cute look.

Kids For Crafts
This walnut mouse ends up being almost the same size as a real mouse. We've made ours very whimsical and cute, but if you make it more realistic maybe you can even cause a scare for your family or friends!

Walnuts Used To Create Beautiful Craft Projects
Since 1999, he has been turning 1/4-in. thick slices of walnut shells into whimsical wishing wells, covered bridges, clocks, crosses, candlesticks and napkin and pencil holders. He’s also built barns, outhouses and, most impressive of all, trains.

Adorable Reindeer Crafs For Kids
Go nutty with this easy craft that even the smallest kiddos can help make. All you need is a handful of walnuts in the shell, googly eyes, red and brown buttons, black chenille stems, circular craft magnets and a hot glue gun.

Christmas Ornament Walnut Shell
Make some inexpensive Christmas ornaments with fun recycling crafts. Our walnut shell Christmas ornament recycles both empty walnut shells and the tops from broken glass ornaments.

See Also:
Wooden Toys Treated With Nut Oils
Art Made From Nuts
Ink Made From Walnuts
Pin Cushions Made With Walnut Shells
Christmas Decorations Made From Nuts

Dec 15, 2014

Soap Made With Milk

Daisy Cow Soap
"At Daisy Cow we are excited to bring you our fresh range of cows milk based soaps, liquid soaps and our new range of moisturisers and exfoliating scrubs."

Faye Farms Soap
"All our soaps are made from scratch using only the highest quality oils and fragrances. We begin our signature formula by adding wholesome milk from our herd of Ayrshire cows. Milk soaps are loaded with vitamins, minerals and proteins that nourish and moisturize the skin."

Apisalchemy (scroll down)
Sentia Facial Soaps This cow’s milk soap is specially formulated to be gentle enough to use on your face. It is accentuated with spa quality skin treatments, and contains no fragrances. Milk soaps are known to be gentle and effective natural skin exfoliators."

Liquid Hand Soap
Milk Protein & Honey (scroll to the right)
Formulated with extracts of milk protein and sweet honey. Rich lather cleans with a scent as comforting as a warm winter blanket or the shoulder of a good friend. Also available in refills.

See Also:
Lotions That Have Milk in Them
Dairy in Oral Care Products
Dishsoap Made With Almond Oil
Soap WIth Nut Oils
Soap Dishes Made From Coconuts
Soap Made From Eggs

From Avoiding Milk Protein
non Food Items Made From Milk

Dec 11, 2014

Bags Made From Corn

Food Packaging
Trellis Earth
"Our products use corn and other plant starches"

Corn Bags
Misoearth Packaging
The paper used is 40% recycled FSC from the Proterra collection. They were printed two up on a tabloid to ensure maximum usage of paper. The tabs at the top were printed all on a single sheet. To hold the pieces together, it was sewn at the top. Die cut of leaf was actually hand cut out of each package. The leaves were used at the MISOEARTH display stand. (Not a single part was wasted!) The vermicast sits in a corn plastic bag. 40 packages were made and sold at Ward Centers.

Coffee Bags
Composter Paper Tin Tie Bags
The liner of the compostable paper tin-tie bags is PLA (corn plastic), which biodegraded in less than a month in our PBi lab compostor.

Food Bags
Food Bags
"The bags are 100% compostable and made from a bioplastic that uses corn starch and other renewable materials."

Compost bags
"BIOSAK bags are manufactured using Mater-Bi® resins, the first family of bioplastics that use vegetable components, such as corn starch, that have been modified (or complexed) with biodegradable polyesters.

Grocery Bags
Corn Plastic Shopping Bags Large Case
"The new "corn plastic" grocery bags are just as strong as traditional plastic, but once it's thrown away, it will naturally biodegrade. Made from a renewable source, US grown corn, the bioshopper shopping bags are the natural choice over petroleum-based plastic bags".

See Also:
Tea Bags Made From Corn
Garden Products That Contain Corn
Packing Materials Made From Corn
Bags Made From Bananas

From Avoiding Milk Protein
Non Food Items Made From Corn

Nov 30, 2014

Coasters Made From Corn

Corn Coasters
Corn Husk Square Coaster
A magnificent square coaster for your table. The banana bark and corn husk design gives beauty to this square coaster. You can create a set, with buying the square napkin ring, napkin ring and the coaster.

Corn Coasters
Hand Woven Straw Corn Husk Cup Coasters
Entirely handmade woven cup coasters from husks of corn by Chinese craftsmen

Corn Coasters
Corn Coaster/ Lid
Doubles as coaster or lid. Ideal for home or office. Made from 100% U.S. corn plastic. Environmentally friendly.

Eco Coaster Set
"Made from biodegradable corn starch. Size: diameter: 98mm"

See Also:
Counter Tops and Cutting Boards Made From Corn
Tea Bags Made From Corn
Brooms Made From Corn
Office Supplies Made From Corn
From Avoiding Milk Protein
Non Food Items Made From Corn

Nov 27, 2014

Shampoo Made From Bananas

Banana Shampoo
Mongongo & Banana Natural Shampoo
Food of the iKung, cold pressed mongongo oil strengthens and conditions hair. All natural banana extract nourishes and smells oh sooo yummy!

Banana Shampoo
Oriental Princess Banana Shampoo
Enriched nutrients from banana extract, restoring formula for dry and split-end.

Banana Shampoo
Circle of Friends 2 in 1 Tearless Banana Shampoo
Circle of Friends Bonita's Banana Moisturizing Shampoo is recommended for thick, long or curly hair. It cleans, conditions and detangles and helps maintain hair's ideal moisture balance. It contains Wheat Proteins, Panthenol, and extracts of Lavender, Banana, Chickweed, Chamomile and Aloe Leaf.

Banana Shampoo
Bana Shampoo (click ingredience)
"Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Musa Paradisica (Banana) Fruit (Emollient/Lubricant), Glyceryl Hydroxystearate (Emollient), Lauramide DEA (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Polyquaternium-7 (Hair Conditioner), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Yellow 5 (Colour), Red 4 (Colour)."

See Also:
Respiraor Kits Tht Contain Banana Oil
Christmas Decorations Made From Bananas
Milk in Haircare Products
Nuts in Haircare Products

From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Bananas