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We could not do just one beach inspired fingerprint craft so we had to try our “finger” at a coconut tree too.  Yesterday we brought you our Fingerprint Crab Family and today we have the Fingerprint Coconut Tree craft for kids.

We were inspired for this project from this Pin on Pinterest.

 

 

Fingerprint Coconut Tree

What we used:

paints given to us by craftprojectideas.com

white paper

sharpies

paint brush

most important, a kids finger:)

What we did:

My oldest used his finger with a little help from me to make a tree trunk.  Then he used green and made fingerprint leaves.  I went back with a paint brush and gave the leaves some texture.  Then he added 5 coconuts for his family.

On the bottom we did fingerprint sand too.  Then he wanted a few birds on there.  I added those with a sharpie.

 

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Make a Coconut Tree Centerpiece for a Tropical Party

Ready to go island hopping on your engagement party? Even if you can’t actually get to a tropical isle, how about bringing a part of it to your event? And we’re not talking about some fruit baskets filled with pineapples and a scattering of seashells here. We mean a towering tropical table centerpiece featuring two entire coconut trees! You have to admit, that would be hard to beat. Hard to make, too, you fear? Well, it does take quite a number of steps. But the final effect is definitely worth it!

– Crepe paper – orange, yellow, olive green, and brown
– Fresh banana leaves (or green craft paper)
– Bamboo or rattan sticks – 8 pcs. , each 18 inches long
– Florist’s foam or Styrofoam
– Floral knife or X-acto® knife
– Wire – gauge 12 or 14 (or old wire hangers)
– Raffia
– Organza wraps – 17″ size, in burnt orange and olive
– Cardboard, chipboard, box board, or old boxes
– Hot glue/ glue gun, scissors, white craft glue
– Crafting cutter or knife
– Olive green acrylic paint
– Empty Pringles® cans or similar – 2 pcs.
– Real banana or coconut leaves (optional)

Make This Tree in 4 Sections:

Step 1: Start with the tree’s base

1. Cut the florist’s foam with a floral knife into an oval shape, approximately 18″ long and 12″ wide or depending on the size of your table. (Tip: You can use a serving tray or mirror as your guide.)

2. Gently shape the top of the foam so that the edges slope downward, giving the effect of an “island.” Paint it green. (Tip: you can also use foam paint or foam-safe spray paint. )

3. Take the empty Pringles® cans and cut a hole in the foam for each can. Insert the cans a few inches into these holes, and secure with a glue gun.

Step 2: Construct the tree trunks

1. Cut semi-circular shapes (in decreasing sizes) out of cardboard, chipboard, or box board.

2. Paint each one green, then cover their fronts (just one side) only with crepe paper—some in olive green and some in brown.

3. To make the trunk, start with the smallest semi-circle and glue its ends together to make a “roll”. Do the same with 2 or 3 more of this size, in both olive and brown.

4. Start attaching the rolled semi-circles end-to-end, alternating olive and brown pieces as you go. Be sure to overlap the straight bottom edge of each piece with the curved top edge of the next. Secure each piece in place with glue.

5. Continue with 3 or 4 of the next size of semi-circles. As you attach each succeeding piece, gradually curve the way you glue them to make the trunk look natural.

6. Keep adding pieces until you have a trunk approximately 24 inches in length—wider at the bottom end and narrower at the top.

7. Create a second tree trunk in the same way. Then, insert the wide ends of the two trunks over the Pringles® cans, and hot glue their bases.

8. For added support, insert 3 to 4 bamboo sticks around each trunk and tie securely with raffia.

(Tips: To make the trunks look as natural as possible, insert additional pieces of olive green and brown crepe paper in between the trunk layers. If available, you can even add some pieces of real banana or coconut leaves. Finally, leave the raffia ties casually disarrayed for an authentic look.)

Step 3: Make the leaves

You’ll be making 8 leaves (4 per tree) using 12 or 14 gauge wire and crepe paper in orange and yellow.

1. Begin by cutting the wire into 8 lengths—varying between 24 to 30 inches each for variety.

2. Next, take the crepe paper (still in its original rolled form) and cut across each roll to make 12 inch-wide strips. Make 4 strips in yellow and 4 in orange.

3. Brush one length of wire with craft glue and position one strip of crepe paper so that its center lies along the wire. Begin attaching the crepe paper to the wire by pressing it against the glue—pinching and pleating the crepe paper as you go along, so that ruffles form on either side of the wire. Be sure to leave one end of the wire bare, as this will be used to attach the leaf to the trunk. (Tip: You can also pleat the crepe paper before attaching it to the wire.)

4. Repeat this procedure to make the other 7 leaves. Then, do the following finishing touches to each:

– Flip each leaf over so that the uncovered side of the wire is visible. Take a length of crepe paper, about 2 inches wide, and pinch and glue it in place to cover the wire. You may use a contrasting color of crepe paper (ex: orange on yellow), if desired.

– Carefully trim the edges of each leaf so that it takes on the shape of a coconut tree leaf—with each end coming to a gentle point.

– Gently bend the wire “rib” of each leaf to make it look less stiff and create a natural curve.

5. To attach the leaves to the trunks, fill each trunk cavity with florist’s foam or Stryofoam scraps. Insert the wire ends of each leaf into the foam and secure them with hot glue. Arrange in circular shape. Use raffia or more crepe paper to hide any gaps where the leaves meet the trunks.

Step 4: Add the “fruits”

1. Take the 17″ organza wraps in burnt orange and/or olive green. Fill each wrap with tissue paper and add some candy (for a surprise), then gather and tie it to form a ball shape with a ruffle on top. Make about 8 of these balls.

2. Attach the balls as “fruits” to the tree trunks, just below the leaves. You may either pin them in place with sewing pins, or tie them with ribbon or raffia. Hint: at the conclusion of the party, let guests know that they can “pick” the fruits from the tree.

Tada – It’s a Coconut Tree Centerpiece!

This one-of-a-kind “tropical island” centerpiece is sure to draw gasps of delight from your engagement party guests. So, we raise our glasses to you for taking on the challenge of making this your own creation…Congratulations! Now, get some ideas on how to plan the perfect tropical engagement party. Read Bring the Caribbean Home for a Jamaican Inspired Engagement Party and A Fun Tropical Drinks Bar for Your Engagement Party.

Share the love by sending in pictures of your creations! We’d love to see them in action. You may email us: feedback [at] bellenza.com.

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Coconut shell craft. Coconut pen holder. Pot for flowers

In the hands of a master, even an ordinary coconut shell will become an original craft. Indeed, coconut shell is an interesting material for creativity. You can buy coconut in absolutely any store. And after you eat it, you should not throw away the shell. Below we will offer you beautiful and unusual coconut shell crafts.

What can be done with coconut shells

Coconut shell lamps.

Coconut shells can be used to make all sorts of crafts. They can be simple or complex. The simple house is for an aquarium. But the original lamps can be classified as complex. Such products will fill any room with beautiful light and create an unusual atmosphere in it. Check out some lamp ideas you can make with coconut.

Saucepan made of coconut.

In this article we will tell you about what crafts to make from coconut shells. Coconut shells can find unexpected uses in life. For example, you can make a saucepan.

Use a large coconut for this purpose. Cut off the top of it. Do not throw away the top. She will cover.

Don't forget to scoop out all the flesh from the coconut.

Glue the handles to the coconut with glue.

Glass made of coconut.

To make a glass. Buy a small coconut from the store. Cut off the top of it. Be sure to clean everything inside the coconut. Glue the top that you cut off with a glue gun to the bottom of the coconut.

Original coconut candle holder.

This craft is also very easy to make. Be sure to clean the coconut, and then pick up the candle. Decorate a pretty candlestick with some accessories.

And some more ideas for coconut candle holders.

Coconut box.

It is worth mentioning that crafts made from coconut shells that you make with your own hands can be useful in your household.

For example, if you peel a coconut from the pulp and cut off the top from it, you can make an original box. At the same time, in order for the box to look beautiful, you must varnish it. And glue the shells on top of the box. Remember that such a craft can be an original gift.

Coconut turtle.

This turtle may appear in your house. To create it, use personal skills, as well as carving tools.

Coconut jewelry.

If you know how to work with wood, then you will not have any difficulties with coconut processing. Look at what products can be made from coconut shells. And if you learn how to create such crafts, then perhaps in the future you will earn money by selling them.

As you can see, these can be interesting pendants or beautiful earrings. And it can also be massive bracelets.

Coconut maracas.

Here we are talking about what can be made from coconut shells. It is worth saying that in addition to the above handicrafts from coconut. Maracas are made from its shell. And if you don’t know what gift to please your loved one for some holiday, then give him maracas. Remember that not only children, but also adults will be happy with this gift. Below we will offer you a master class for making maracas.

So, first prepare everything you need. You will need:

  • coconut,
  • hacksaw,
  • wood putty,
  • sandpaper,
  • super glue,
  • maracas handle string,
  • acrylic paints,
  • items for decor.

Workflow:

  • First, the coconut is de-pulped and free of all contents. To do this, with the help of a hacksaw we saw off the edge from it and with the help of a knife we ​​get all the contents.
  • Coconut that has been peeled must be sanded from the outside with sandpaper. As a result, you should get a perfectly smooth surface.
  • Now fill the coconut with beads. In this case, the beads should occupy 1/7 of the entire volume of the coconut. And for a loud sound, add a few large beads.
  • Next, take the cover from the coconut and make a hole in it for the string. At the same time, carefully glue the edge of the lace with glue to the back of the lid.
  • After that, we connect both halves of the coconut with glue.
  • As soon as the glue dries, apply putty. Let the putty dry, and then apply sandpaper.
  • After all the above steps, your coconut is ready to be dyed. And here use your imagination. As a result, you should get something interesting.
  • Nowadays, coconut, or, as it is also commonly called coconut, is no longer an exotic and rare delicacy, it is easy to buy everywhere. Its hard top layer is like a shell, and the inner mass of white light is the core. The shell of a coconut is often used for a variety of crafts, ranging from buttons to utensils. But we found another use for it. We decided to make a nice glass - a stand for pens, pencils, etc.
    Before starting work, you need to pour out the liquid contained in the fruit. There are 3 recesses on top of the coconut, you need to make holes in them and pour the coconut milk, without opening the whole nut.
    For the manufacture you will need: a hand drill, a hacksaw for metal, a long bolt and a nut of a suitable diameter and two washers, and the coconut itself.

    Saw off the third part, the top of the coconut and remove the flesh of the coconut with an ordinary kitchen knife.

    In the middle of the sawn-off top, we drill a hole with a diameter similar to the diameter of the bolt with a drill.

    Take a bolt, put on one of the washers and insert it into the hole inside the larger part of the coconut.

    We put the upper part of the coconut on the bolt, put the washer on the side of the stand and tighten the nut tightly. At the end of these simple manipulations, you should get such a stable, functional, and most importantly exotic pen holder.

    The stand can be additionally decorated with inscriptions, artificial flowers, butterflies, or you can leave it in its original form.

    What crafts can be made from coconut shells.

    Coconut shell is a truly fantastic material. In the skillful hands of the master, it easily turns into a practical and useful thing of extraordinary beauty - a glass, a jug, a box, a vase, a house for aquarium fish or melodious bells.

    Coconut palms, as you know, grow on tropical coasts, so tourists who have been to Sri Lanka, the Maldives or the blessed island of Cuba often bring coconut crafts as souvenirs, traditional local symbols - figurines of monkeys or elephants.

    In our northern country, coconuts have long ceased to be unseen, which means that it will not be difficult to learn this outlandish craft - creating your own unique “miracles” from coconut shells, which will decorate the interior and become a wonderful gift to friends and relatives.

    Coconut directly. By the way, a coconut is not a nut at all, but a fruit bone, but for simplicity we will call it a nut - since such a definition has been assigned to it. So, the nut is round or ellipsoid, the main thing is that the shape is as symmetrical as possible. In the store you can buy both already peeled coconut and in a fibrous shell - coir.

    Tools for working with wood and metal: hacksaw, corkscrew, hand drill, emery, milling cutter…

    How it works

    Coconut shell itself is quite hard and strong - if you ever had to open a coconut, you know how difficult it is. Therefore, we cut off the top of the coconut, saw it along or across with a hacksaw. Making an even cut is not so easy, you need to carefully monitor this. Or make a special form - from a sheet of plywood, for example, with a hole of the desired diameter - securely fix the coconut in it and only then saw it.

    Coir can be removed both before sawing and after with a grinding attachment. The next step is to remove the internal contents of the nut, an ordinary knife is suitable for this: we separate the copra (pulp) from the thin wood shell. It is easier to do this if the coconut is slightly “stale”: then the copra inside the nut dries out, shrinks and freely lags behind the walls. We clean the coconut from the inside to an ideal state, and only then we begin to create our plan.

    Coconut Crafts - Getting to Practice

    Candlestick, bowl, pencil holder - the most ingenuous thing you can create with your own hands from coconut. We cut off the top of the coconut or saw it in half, glue the leg carved out of wood with epoxy glue to the bottom, or, more organically, another (smaller) part of the nut. The edges on top can be left even, or you can give them a decorative unevenness with pliers or cut them out like a flower - in a word, as fantasy tells.

    Cup, pot or jug ​​with lid - in the same way, we cut the coconut across, fasten the bottom, for the cup we make a handle from wood or half rings from a smaller coconut. We make the lid for the jug like this: either it will be a cut off “crown” of a nut - a simple option, or we take a part from another coconut, make a hole in the middle through which we will fill the vessel, turn it over with a “boat”. We fasten the “boat” to the neck of the jug, from the outside we mask the junction with a rope, cord, strip of leather.

    From above we close the hole with the top of the coconut, glue the handle to it so that the lid has something to lift. It will turn out very original, the key is to keep the proportions.

    Hanging bowl for flowers. Large coconut:

    • divide in half,
    • drill in three or four places along the upper edge of the hole,
    • thread a decorative cord through them,
    • connect the ends of the cord at the top.

    We fill with peat, plant a flower - and hang the flower pot in a convenient place.

    Bracelet is quite simple to make: we cut off a round ring from a suitable coconut size - so that the hand passes freely - with processed edges and decorated with carvings.

    Coconut handbag. There are several ways to make a unique bag in ethnic style. First: we cut the nut into two identical halves, in each we drill holes at an equal distance along the entire edge and sew a “lightning” to them. Additionally, we fasten the handles - it’s good if they are made of some kind of decorative material. Summer bag is ready! True, it resembles a ball.

    The second method is almost exactly the same, with the only difference that we do not divide a large coconut in half, but cut off only the upper and lower parts. Or side pieces. We sew with a cord or sew on a “zipper” - the handbag will turn out to be flatter.

    Another option: cut off the top of the coconut - enough for the hand to pass through, again make holes around the perimeter and sew on this time a beautiful fabric that will be gathered and tied with a cord.

    With a little practice, your talent for creating crafts from overseas walnuts will be the envy of the best coconut craftsmen that the Dominican Republic or Thailand are famous for. You can show your originality in the elements of decorating products.

    Decoration

    The surface of the coconut, cleaned of fiber, is polished and polished to a shine. Then you can leave it in its natural form as it is or decorate with carvings, if you have sufficient skills for this - you will need a thread cutter and other tools. We cover the top with varnish.

    In another way: we glue overhead elements - for example, carved from leather or wood - beads, shells, or wrap a coconut with a patterned thread or cord.

    Coconut unpeeled from coir also looks beautiful. From above, you can apply a drawing with vegetable paints or cut out any motif, a picture directly along the fiber.

    In the hands of a master, even an ordinary coconut shell will become an original craft. Indeed, coconut shell is an interesting material for creativity. You can buy coconut in absolutely any store. And after you eat it, you should not throw away the shell. Below we will offer you beautiful and unusual coconut shell crafts.

    Coconut shell crafts

    Coconut shell lamps.

    Coconut shells can be used to make all sorts of crafts. They can be simple or complex. The simple house is for an aquarium. But the original lamps can be classified as complex. Such products will fill any room with beautiful light and create an unusual atmosphere in it. Check out some lamp ideas you can make with coconut.

    Coconut pot.

    In this article we will tell you about what crafts to make from coconut shells. Coconut shells can find unexpected uses in life. For example, you can make a saucepan.

    Use a large coconut for this purpose. Cut off the top of it. Do not throw away the top. She will cover.

    Don't forget to scoop out all the flesh from the coconut.

    Glue the handles to the coconut with glue.

    Coconut glass.

    To make a glass. Buy a small coconut from the store. Cut off the top of it. Be sure to clean everything inside the coconut. Glue the top that you cut off with a glue gun to the bottom of the coconut.

    Original coconut candle holder.

    This craft is also very easy to make. Be sure to clean the coconut, and then pick up the candle. Decorate a pretty candlestick with some accessories.

    And some more ideas for coconut candle holders.

    Coconut box.

    It is worth mentioning that crafts made from coconut shells that you make with your own hands can come in handy in your household.

    For example, if you peel a coconut from the pulp and cut off the top from it, you can make an original box. At the same time, in order for the box to look beautiful, you must varnish it. And glue the shells on top of the box. Remember that such a craft can be an original gift.

    Coconut turtle.

    This turtle may appear in your house. To create it, use personal skills, as well as carving tools.

    Coconut jewelry.

    If you know how to work with wood, then you will not have any difficulties with the processing of coconut. Look at what products can be made from coconut shells. And if you learn how to create such crafts, then perhaps in the future you will earn money by selling them.

    As you can see, these can be interesting pendants or beautiful earrings. And it can also be massive bracelets.

    Coconut maracas.

    Here we are talking about what can be made from coconut shells. It is worth saying that in addition to the above handicrafts from coconut. Maracas are made from its shell. And if you don’t know what gift to please your loved one for some holiday, then give him maracas. Remember that not only children, but also adults will be happy with this gift. Below we will offer you a master class for making maracas.

    So, first prepare everything you need. You will need:

    • Kosos,
    • Khozawovka,
    • putty, which is designed to work with wood,
    • Elenum,
    • Super-blade,
    • 222222222222222222222 decor.

    Helpful Hints

    Considered one of the most used trees in the world, the coconut palm is a vital part of many South Asian and tropical cultures. Its fruits have incredible properties and are used for a variety of purposes, primarily in cooking.

    A team of scientists recently discovered that coconuts and coconut palms are being used for 360 purposes today. We would like to talk about the most common uses of this product, some of which may seem quite unexpected.


    1) Style icon

    We know that the coconut is widely used in cooking, but it is also used in the fashion industry. All kinds of products and accessories are made from coconut shells, as well as fiber for making clothes! Moreover, with a little imagination, you can make an original round fashionable handbag from two halves of a walnut. Coconut shells also make an excellent ashtray or pot for home flowers.

    How to make a bag with your own hands:


    To do this, use a drill to drill holes in a clean varnished shell and attach a zipper to it. Or you can glue the zipper with a good superglue. It remains to attach the handles. The result is a fashionable handbag.

    2) Skin Moisturizer


    Not everyone knows that coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, which is especially effective in dry and frosty winter weather. It is recommended to be applied to cracked heels and elbows, it moisturizes and soothes dry skin, quickly removes irritation. Simply apply a little coconut oil to dry areas of the skin and massage it in. You will be pleasantly surprised at the benefits of using coconut oil on your face and body.

    3) Toothpaste


    One of the healthiest toothpastes is made from coconut oil. To do this, mix a few teaspoons of oil with a spoonful of baking soda. Brush your teeth with this mixture and you will see how your smile will instantly shine with whiteness. Studies have shown that coconut oil has a strong antimicrobial effect and helps eliminate the main infectious agents in your mouth that cause tooth decay.

    4) Body Scrub

    If you want your skin to be smooth and healthy, you should scrub regularly to get rid of the top layer of dead cells. Coconut oil and coconut flakes are great for this, and you can easily make a scrub at home.

    How to prepare a homemade body scrub?


    Take 1 part sea salt or granulated unrefined sugar and 2 parts coconut oil and flakes. Mix everything with a teaspoon of coconut essential oil and massage into clean skin with massaging movements. The scrub will help exfoliate dead skin cells and give the skin a pleasant smell, while also filling it with moisture. The scrub can be used once a week for best results, and men can also benefit from it. For example, you can apply it on the chin and cheeks before shaving: the antifungal and moisturizing properties of coconut will keep the skin smooth and undamaged.

    5) Coconut Milk Dishes


    Coconut milk is a very important ingredient in South Asian cuisine and is especially favored in Thai cuisine. It is great for a variety of curries, rice dishes, marinades and grilled sauces. Coconut milk is also used in soups instead of sour cream, it is added to oatmeal and other dishes as a substitute for regular milk. Coconut milk has a rather rich taste, it is sweet and fragrant, so you should be careful when adding it to different dishes. Moreover, it is very high in calories and contains saturated fat.

    6) Homemade Makeup Remover

    It may seem strange that oily liquids are good for removing make-up, but pure coconut oil is very effective at removing mascara and other make-up.

    How to remove make-up from the face?


    Apply a little oil to a cotton pad and use it to remove make-up, being careful not to get the liquid in your eyes. Alternatively, apply a couple of drops of the oil directly onto the area with your fingertips and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. The oil will allow you not only to cleanse your face, but also to keep it fresh, it will prevent the formation of wrinkles.

    7) Healthy cold snacks


    Freshly grated coconut meat is a great addition to your snacks. It does not need to be kept in the refrigerator, it has a number of properties that positively affect the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Moreover, the pulp of coconut will allow you to satisfy your hunger, raise your energy. Add some shredded coconut to salads or low-calorie pudding for a punchy, tropical flavor.

    8) Healthy digestion


    Coconut essential oil does not go rancid like many other oils and has a positive effect on digestion. Medium chain fatty acids break down faster than long chain fatty acids found in other oils. They are processed using saliva and gastric juice without pancreatic enzymes, therefore, coke oil does not burden the digestive system in the same way that other oils do. It is often used in baby food and hospital products. Moreover, coconut oil also regulates metabolic functions and soothes an upset stomach, reducing the symptoms of diseases such as Crohn's disease.

    9) Coconut beverages


    Coconut beverages have recently become more common on the market. Coconut milk contains electrolytes like sodium and magnesium, making it a healthy, tasty, low-carb drink that is a great alternative to sugary sports drinks. However, you should carefully read the composition of commercial drinks because some of them are not as healthy and less effective in rehydration.

    10) Medical uses


    Coconut oil has many medicinal uses. This is an effective natural antifungal agent used to relax the legs, get rid of athlete's groin, candidiasis and fungal skin diseases. It has mild antiseptic properties and allows you to fight fungi. Minor sunburns and insect bites can be easily treated with this wonderful product. Moreover, it also promotes milk production in lactating women.

    Do-it-yourself coconut crafts

    Coconut shell is an extremely interesting material that can turn into a variety of household items in the hands of a skilled craftsman. In this article, we will talk about how to make crafts from coconut with your own hands. Photos of unique creations will be presented below.

    Coconut Saucepan

    You can actually make all sorts of crafts out of coconut. The main thing is to show imagination. One of the simplest solutions is to create a saucepan from such a shell.

    For the above purpose, a large, symmetrical coconut should be selected. You need to cut off the top of it. It is convenient to do this with a hacksaw, since the shell is quite hard. In addition, you can use a jigsaw. You don't need to throw away the top. After all, in the future it will play the role of the lid of the saucepan.

    Coconuts must be thoroughly de-fleshed. Next, its inside must be thoroughly dried. The walls should be cleaned with coarse-grained, and later polished with fine-grained sandpaper.

    The side handles of the saucepan need to be cut out of wood. The latter can be attached to the shell with superglue or planted on small bolts by drilling appropriate holes in the walls of the coconut. Similar operations must be done with the lid of the saucepan.

    Glass

    What other crafts can you make from coconut with your own hands at home? Making a glass from a shell looks like a fairly simple task. To do this, you need to pick up a coconut of the smallest size in the store. Cut off the top from it. Then you should clean the pulp. To make the glass stable, the cut off top must be glued from below to the main part of the man-made container.

    Candle

    Let's take a look at some simple DIY coconut crafts (photo). It will not be difficult for children to make an original candle from the shell. To cope with the task, you need to cut the coconut in half and clean out its inside. The outer walls of the shell can be polished and varnished, or left as is.

    Next, you need to pick up a large candle, divide it into several parts and carefully remove the wick. The wax must be heated and melted inside the halves of the coconut. In the course of work, it is necessary to keep the previously extracted wick in the central part of the makeshift container.

    That's it, the candle is ready and you can use it. The main thing is to wait until the wax completely hardens in the shell. In conclusion, you can decorate the walls of the shell with a pattern or some small accessories.

    Flower pot

    What crafts can you make from coconut with your own hands for the garden? It will be easy for children, as well as their parents, to make a pot for indoor plants. Work must be performed in the following sequence:

    • choose a large coconut;
    • cut the shell in half with a hacksaw or jigsaw;
    • scoop out the pulp;
    • drill 3-4 holes along the edge of the shell half;
    • Pass a strong decorative cord through the holes, connecting the ends at the top.

    At the final stage, you can start filling the man-made pot with soil. Then it remains only to plant a plant in the resulting container and hang the product in any convenient place.

    Lamp

    Let's continue talking about coconut crafts. An interesting idea is to create a shell lamp shade. It will require imagination, skills in drawing, polishing and carving.

    To make an original lamp, it is enough to choose a coconut of the correct, rounded shape. It must be carefully cut in half, and then clean out all the pulp. Next, grind and polish the inner and outer surfaces of the shell. The resulting blanks are recommended to be varnished, which will give the finished lamp an attractive look.

    In one half of the future crafts made of coconut, it is necessary to cut a round hole, the size of which corresponds to the parameters of the base of the light bulb used. Then, on the surfaces of the shell, you should draw any pattern of your own choice. It is desirable that it be made of thin lines. The latter will act as a contour along which you need to drill equidistant holes with a thin drill. Thus, when the light bulb is turned on, light will pass through the holes, which will “draw” the previously depicted pattern on the walls of the room.

    Next, insert the base with a light bulb into the shell and fix it in any convenient way. An electrical wire must be soldered to the base, at the end of which there is a plug. In conclusion, it is enough to glue the halves of the coconut and connect the lamp to the network.

    House for aquarium inhabitants

    Next, I would like to consider crafts made from coconut for the aquarium. The shell of a large fruit must be cut in half. One of the parts can be thrown away. The remaining half should be cleaned of pulp. Next, with a saw on a tree, you need to make gashes along the edges of the shell. Place a jigsaw here and cut out part of the shell in the form of a semicircle. Thus, you can get a hole, which later will serve as an entrance for fish or crustaceans that inhabit the aquarium.

    In the end, all that remains is to treat the coconut against rotting. To do this, the product must be boiled several times in a saucepan with salted water, draining it periodically. As soon as the water stops coloring, the coconut house can be immersed in the aquarium. After some time, the inhabitants of the artificial reservoir will begin to settle in the shell.

    Bracelet

    An excellent option for crafts made from coconut is a bracelet. It's easy to make it. It is only necessary to cut the ring out of the shell in such a way that the wrist fits snugly into it. The sharp edges of the resulting product must be smoothed and sanded for convenience. You can do this with sandpaper. The surface of the bracelet should be decorated by sticking beads and other small accessories on it. If desired, the product can be carved.

    Handbag

    There are several ways to create a unique coconut shell handbag. First, consider the option of manufacturing a flat product. To implement the idea, it is necessary to cut two tops of the same size from the shell. Along the edges of the latter, holes should be drilled where the zipper needs to be sewn. Finally, it is enough to attach handles made of decorative rope or any other material of your choice to the shell. That's all you need to do to create a miniature handbag for the summer.

    As for the second method, the same steps should be followed here, with the only difference that the coconut shell must be divided in half into two equal parts. Along the edges of the resulting blanks, it is also worth drilling holes for fastening the zipper. If desired, lacing can be used to connect the halves of the shell.


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