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Jan 25, 2012

Lotus flower - Pista Shell Craft

Sharing with you another fun project using pista nut shells.

I had some pista shells collected years back. I have the habit of collecting things so that I can use them for my craft work. So a mini junkbox also travelled with me wherever I went. Finally the pista shells bloomed into a Lotus Flower yesterday.


Things needed to create this flower :-

  1. Pista shells
  2. Craft Glue
  3. Craft clay
  4. Cardboard piece
  5. Acrylic colours
  6. Glitter glue (optonal)
Procedure :-
  • Draw a circle on a piece of cardboard (I used the pizza box) and cut along the line. You will get a disc.
  • Now take some clay, mould it into a ball, flatten it and glue it to the carboard
  • Now first place 3 shells in the centre (to form the bud) applying the craft glue & press it.
  • Sourrounding that form another line of partially opened petals.
  • slowly bring in the blooming action by adjusting the pista shells to form the sourrounding petals.
  • You may require 60nos. of pista shells for making this flower.
  • Let it dry for sometime.
  • Finally with the colour of your choice, bring the life into the flower.
  • I gave a final touch to the petals with a matching glitter glue outline.
  • This can me used as a show piece or as a paper weight or a fridgee or as a decorative piece in other forms of craft works.

This is how I made it :-







23 comments:

angelin said...

Gorgeous and stunning!!!!!!!! Mira

i love recycling tooo .but this
is a fantastic idea .

Usha Srikumar said...

Wonderful!Looks great and lovely...
You rock!!!

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

fabulous... i have lots of shells like this sure i'll try....

Mira said...

Thank you Angelin.

Thank you Usha Bhen

Thank you Aruljothi. Wow! post & let me know.

Vishku said...

Dear Mira...
Wow simply superb cant believe its been made with pista shells ...

Mira said...

Thank you vishku :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Its so beautiful Mira.Looks like my spoon flower. I am a big hoarder like you and have a tin full of pista shells. I showed your flower to my daughter and she plans to make it in violet!! Thank You for the inspiration

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Mira said...

I was browsing the net and came across this one. It is very easy to make so I am sure, your daughter will enjoy doing this work. wow! she is going to make violets bloom in your blog! Best wishes.

Prasanthi Viswanadh said...

Wow Meera!!!...you gave a nice idea of placing clay under the shells to stick...thanks for sharing dear...will try it soon....

Prasanthi
http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/

Mira said...

Lotus going to bloom in your place too....very nice. post it soon. :-) Thanks for paying a visit

Ranjana's craft blog said...

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing the procedure to make it. I will also try :-)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing the procedure to make it. I will also try :-)

faseela said...

Mira, really great to find your blog and the craft works. Your craft works inspired me a lot and i am sure it would be a great help to me. I am just teaching my special need daughter some art works from the scratch just to improve her hand skills and concentration, so i am sure that this would a great idea and help to me. You can visit the site check when u r free and share ur ideas as well what i could do with her.
http://jasminscreations.blogspot.com

bhavna said...

again its great....i am going to make this with my son in summer vacation. Happy to follow you.
http://frommyrasoi.blogspot.com

Mira said...

Thanks faseela. Glad to know that my post is of interest to you and your daughter. My best wishes to both of you.

Mira said...

Thank you Bhavna.

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hey Mira, this is a perfect idea for any shelf decore..I just Love it..
You know I have saved many pista shells & have decorated a vase with these,,but this flower looks so perfect..hmmm

இமா said...

wow! gorgeous.

sushy said...

very creative Meera!! nice....

Vishku said...

Dear Mira
Inspired by you I have made the lotus with pink colour and it came out excellent... I used salt dough for making it will post in my blog soon....

A hearty thanks to you dear

Keya said...

Thank you Mira for sharing such a nice idea! I also made the lotus with my son and it came out wonderful!

Maneesha Rajeshkumar said...

mira ur fantastic do u take class

Deepa Krishnan said...

All your works are amazing! I really liked this flower idea. I always wanted to make this kind of a lotus and will definitely try it out. Even I have made some stuff out of cardboard which I guess you will be able to appreciate. check out my blog site - http://brahmarpanam.blogspot.com/p/my-other-hobby-cardboard-creations.html

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