i love nut season!! something about the textures and shapes of all the different shells really gets me excited for fall. i went ahead and did the entire bag of walnuts in preparation for gift wrapping, and a variation on the traditional cranberry garland for the holidays. once you start making these beware! it is very easy to get carried away and want to tie a walnut to everything! have fun! -kate
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1. walnuts, whole in shell
2. thick gauge wire
4. hot glue
5. spray paint (optional)
1. cut the wire into 1.5 inch strips.
2. use the pliers to bend one end of each strip into a small loop and leave about an inch of straight wire at the end.
3. dip the straight end of each wire strip into the hot glue tip and squeeze a little to apply a small blob of glue.
4. stick the wire end with the glue down into the center of the top of the nut where the shell halves meet. press until the loop sits right against the top of the nut.
5. use another small piece of wire to pull away any excess glue that collects at the top.
6. if you want to paint your nuts, place them in a cardboard box and spray evenly with a couple coats of spray paint. allow to dry.