The hardest part of creating coconut shell crafts made from coconut is opening the coconuts and removing the meat. If the refrigerator is kept in a coconut for an hour before cutting, the shell becomes easier to penetrate the meat becomes easier to remove. After the coconut is open and clean shells are universal containers for different boats. Leave natural coconut for a rustic, island feel their crafts. You can also paint the shells or attach ornaments such as rhinestones, gemstones and buttons using a single epoxy adhesive.