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January 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 :-

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