There are many foods that are staples in my house. Nuts are one of them, more specifically pistachios. My family loves those little green nuts and I always make sure that there is a bag in the cabinet.
Of course, that means that we throw out a lot of pistachio shells….and I mean a lot. I recently saw the most adorable craft made out of pistachio shells, which made me wonder just what else I could do with those empty nut shells.
And so, I did some looking around and I came up with 11 creative reuse ideas for pistachio shells.
You are going to love these crafts! I mean, if your family tends to go through a lot of pistachios then you definitely want something to do with the shells, right?
These pistachio shell crafts are so much fun and they are all so easy to do. Is there anything that cannot be recycled? Just look at these 35 DIY repurposing ideas for cardboard boxes.
I do love reusing things and I love that there are crafts that will put my pistachio shells to good use. So, I started saving them and now I just have to pick which one of these fun crafts I want to do first.
There are so many wonderful ideas and such beautiful things that you can create from pistachio shells. I can’t wait to try them all, and I can’t wait for you to try them, too.
Oh, and if you love repurposing as much as I do, you will absolutely want to look at these 25 bottle cap upcycling projects.
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How to Make a Gorgeous Heart Wall Art Out of Pistachios
Crafts made out of pistachios are all the rage right now! If you’re looking for a fun pistachio DIY project to celebrate Valentine’s Day, check out our latest video tutorial. You’ll learn how you can make a beautiful heart decoration out of pistachio shells!
Repurposed Pistachio Shell Christmas Ornaments
I know, I know – Christmas is over. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning for next year, right? This DIY pistachio shell Christmas ornament is beautiful, and it is really easy to make.
You could do these in different sizes for the tree or just hang them on the porch or on a doorknob. You could also paint them any number of holiday colors. Don’t you just love DIY Christmas ornaments?
Pistachio Shell Succulent in a Coffee Cup
Look how charming this little succulent looks in a coffee cup! You could easily mistake it for a real alive succulent! Hard to believe it’s made out of pistachio shells. We found this little cutie on Etsy but you can easily make it at home!
If you have a set of old coffee cups with few missing, this is a perfect idea for you! Make them and spread them around the home or use different coffee cups with a similar color scheme to make an even bigger impact!
Natural Pistachio Shell Necklace
Making jewelry from unlikely materials is so much fun! And not hard at all! We got inspired to make our own when we saw this lovely pistachio shell necklace on Etsy.
To make it, all you need is a drill to make holes in pistachio shells and you can instantly string this wonderful natural pistachio shell necklace! Of course, if you want, you can paint pistachio shells in any color you desire before stringing into a necklace!
The perfect way to dress up your summer wardrobe! Now, think of a dress that would be a perfect match!
Pistachio Shell Candle Holder
Similar to the pistachio lotus flower tutorial we shared here, we found another lovely idea on Etsy where you can make a pistachio shell candle holder.
Best part? Make one for each season and holiday! Change up a color to silver for winter, blue for summer, red for Valentine’s day, green for Spring, etc. In the end, you will not have enough pistachio shells for all of them!
Pistachio shell candle holders also make such a lovely gift to give to friends and family members!
DIY Mosaic Art
You can create all sorts of mosaic art with those empty pistachio shells. Add them to your kids’ macaroni art supplies and they can make mosaic art all through the winter months.
These are really cute, and they leave so much room for imagination. If your kids need a project to keep them busy indoors when it’s too cold to get outdoors, these pistachio nut mosaics are the perfect thing.
DIY Fashionable Brooch
This lovely brooch is made from empty pistachio shells and it rivals anything that you will find in a jewelry store. If you love jewelry, particularly homemade jewelry, and you have an abundance of pistachio shells on hand, you can make this one.
It’s a great one to give as a gift, too. Add in some beads to look like pearls. This is an easy one even if you don’t typically make your own jewelry. How cute would this be for moms – you could do one pearl for each little one – kind of like all of their peas in a pod!
Faux Pistachio Shell Succulent Garden
If you want a hanging succulent garden but you don’t really want to deal with planting and caring for succulents, this faux succulent garden is perfect. What’s great about this one is that you make it from pistachio shells so there is literally no maintenance once it’s done.
Hang this one on the porch or in the garden to add some extra color or you can even hang it indoors. You definitely want to add this to your list of DIY succulent gardens, even if it isn’t actually real.
DIY Pistachio Shell Fruit Bowl
I love this DIY fruit bowl that you can make from those leftover pistachio shells. This one is really simple to put together and you have so many options to decorate it. Add in some color by painting the shells first – you can use nail polish to paint them – or you could spray paint the entire bowl once you get it finished.
This would make a wonderful DIY gift for an upcoming wedding or any special occasion.
DIY Pistachio Lotus Flowers
Lotus flowers are so gorgeous, even when you make your own from pistachio shells. I love how easy these are and how flexible. You can do them in any color and use them for all sorts of decorating inside and out. How gorgeous would these be floating in fish bowls?
This is a great idea for DIY wedding decor. There are so many possibilities and they are so easy to make that you could have several of them done in an afternoon – provided you have enough pistachio shells.
Gorgeous DIY Pistachio Shell Ombre Necklace
I really do love making my own jewelry so this DIY ombre necklace made from pistachio shells really caught my eye. This one is so much easier to make than it looks, and you could do one in several different colors.
It’s really fashionable, and you only need about 30 or so pistachio shells for each necklace that you want to make. You get more than that in one big bag, so you could even do a few of these for gifts.
Artful Repurposed Pistachio Shell Tree
You can use this DIY tree for decorating anywhere in the house. You make this with pistachio shells, clay and some tree branches. These are super easy, and you have so much room for creativity with this one.
Let the little ones help you to gather up some twigs and small branches for making your own pistachio nut trees. Then, you can use them to decorate tables, candles and so many other things inside the house.
Gorgeous DIY Pistachio Shell Wall Art
Little ones will adore helping you to create wall art from those empty pistachio shells. This is such a fun and creative way to reuse those shells and when you get your art finished, you could frame it to give it a great museum quality.
This is a great project to do with the older kids when the weather gets rough this winter. And, you get to be as creative as you want to be!
Reused Pistachio Shell Wreath
You will need a wreath form to create this one. Once you have a form, you just layer those pistachio shells around it to create this gorgeous wreath. This would be great for any season – just paint it if you want.
You can choose colors that are perfect for any holiday or season or you could just leave the shells in their natural color. These would be great as gifts for housewarmings or upcoming weddings. Add in a wooden letter to create a personalized monogrammed wreath for someone special!
Explore more Repurposing Ideas directly from Your Kitchen!
In our home, we try to recycle and repurpose as much as possible. If you look only at a part of your home, like the kitchen, you will find so many different items you can upcycle and repurpose for something new!
There are so many brilliant ways to repurpose old kitchen items and even more ways to upcycle broken items from your home! You can also make your own recycle bin to hold all the items from your household you would like to keep for crafting!