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How to Make Pasta Christmas Ornaments

I am in love with making these ornaments out of dry pasta. Some of my favourite pasta shapes to create with are penne and rotelle, but any variety can be used. Go ahead and experiment!

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Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 3 ornaments

Supplies:

  • dry penne and rotelle pasta
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • paints
  • paintbrush
  • glitter
  • string

Steps:

  1. To make the large snowflake ornament, glue 2 pieces of penne pasta together so it makes a downward pointing arrow shape.
  2. Continue to make more so you have four arrows in total. Only the backsides should have glue all over them.
  3. Take some rotelle pasta and glue them together in the shape of a cross.
  4. Now glue the penne arrows in the spaces between the rotelle.
  5. To make the small snowflake ornament, evenly glue 6 pieces of rotelle around 1 in the center.
  6. Glue 6 more pieces of rotelle evenly around the outside.
  7. To make the Christmas tree ornament, glue together 6 rows of rotelle with the top row having 1 rotelle, the bottom having 6 rotelle. Glue one under the last line as the tree trunk.
  8. To make the Christmas tree's ornaments, gently press on your hot glue gun to make tiny little balls of glue.
  9. Gently pick up all the ornaments to see if there are any areas that need more glue. Remember that only the backsides should have the hot glue on them; keep the front areas clean.
  10. If you're using paint with a brush, use the side of the brush to dab downwards on the pasta.
  11. Paint the tiny balls of glue and attach them to the tree as ornaments.
  12. If you're using spray paint, lay down some newspaper outside and spray from angles to get inside the the holes.
  13. Sprinkle on some glitter when the paint is almost dry. When fully dry, attach strings to the tops of the ornaments.
  14. Hang in your tree and enjoy!
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October 24, 2012

This page is about making pasta angel ornaments. Using different kinds of pasta you can create special ornaments for gifts or your tree.

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