Votive Candle Holder
This Votive candle holder is embellished with black walnut shells and gingham check fabric with a black cotton ribbon. The mason jar is an 8 oz. size. Included is a glass votive cup that centers the candle inside. The black walnut shells make a nice silhouette when the candle is burning.
I gather the walnuts as they fall in early October. They are washed, dried and cured for 3 weeks before I start cutting them into various shapes and patterns. Nothing is wasted, the walnut meat is either enjoyed by my family or given to the birds and critters on my property.
Making many different items out of Black Walnut Shells is an old folk art which I have brought back to life. Hat bands, belts, scarf buttons, candle holders, jar decorations, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, trivets, and coasters are just some examples of things they can be used for.