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Gilded Walnut Salt and Pepper Cellars


These unique spice cellars add an elegant touch to the holiday table.


  • Walnuts
  • Chestnut knife 
  • Drill with grinding bit
  • Red and gold paint
  • Paintbrush


  1. Step 1

    Use a chestnut knife to split walnut shells into two equal halves.

  2. Step 2

    Take nut out of the shell and clean inside of the shell using a drill with a grinding bit.

  3. Step 3

    Paint shell's inside red.

  4. Step 4

    Paint the trim of the shell with gold paint; let dry.

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009