“Out gatherin’ hickory nuts today and I swear I’m seein’ things again. Little turtles everywhere! The family thinks I’m goin’ nuts. Nope, just goin’ to pick up nuts. Oh, those aren’t turtles, just hickory hull halves. Coulda sworn I saw one move!” Gramma Kakie
Most people just ignore hickory nuts, because they are a hard nut to crack. But I love them! I have found so many uses for every part, like these hickory hull halves and thirds. They are terrific craft materials to make all sorts of things. Add a little wire handle to the upside-down hull and you have a Fairy Basket. Or make a turtle. Add a little paint, feet, tail and head and he’s good to go! Use them as the base petals for assemblage flowers, as shown in one of the pictures. Use a half on a whole hickory nut and draw a face -- instant soldier, bicyclist or motorcycle rider! Hickory hull pieces are wonderful in woodland table scatter or added to wreaths and displays.
This listing is for about 1 pound of hickory hull halves and thirds, but it is mostly halves. These are the outer hull of the hickory nut. They are various sizes, colors and thickness, depending on the type of hickory tree. They measure between about 1 inch to about 1.5 inches at the widest point. They are shipped in a 5X5X5 box as shown in one of the pictures, which also shows the approximate quantity of pieces in the box. Photo props not included.