How to Make Pasta Christmas Ornaments

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Pasta Christmas Ornaments - ornaments against a wood backgroundI 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!


Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 3 ornaments


  • dry penne and rotelle pasta
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • paints
  • paintbrush
  • glitter
  • string
Pasta Christmas Ornaments - supplies


  1. To make the large snowflake ornament, glue 2 pieces of penne pasta together so it makes a downward pointing arrow shape.
  2. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - glue 2 pieces of penne pasta
  3. Continue to make more so you have four arrows in total. Only the backsides should have glue all over them.
  4. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - make 4
  5. Take some rotelle pasta and glue them together in the shape of a cross.
  6. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - glue rotelle pasta into the shape of a cross

  7. Now glue the penne arrows in the spaces between the rotelle.
  8. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - glue penne arrow shapes in-between the bars of the cross shape
  9. To make the small snowflake ornament, evenly glue 6 pieces of rotelle around 1 in the center.
  10. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - for small snowflake glue 6 rotelle pasta pieces around one in the center
  11. Glue 6 more pieces of rotelle evenly around the outside.
  12. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - add a third layer of 6 around the outside
  13. 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.
  14. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - glue rotelle pasta in a tree shape

  15. To make the Christmas tree's ornaments, gently press on your hot glue gun to make tiny little balls of glue.
  16. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - make tiny hot glue ornaments
  17. 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.
  18. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - check to make sure pasta is well glued together and no glue shows on the front side
  19. If you're using paint with a brush, use the side of the brush to dab downwards on the pasta.
  20. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - dab on paint using the side of the brush

  21. Paint the tiny balls of glue and attach them to the tree as ornaments.
  22. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - paint the tiny glue ornaments and attach to the pasta tree
  23. If you're using spray paint, lay down some newspaper outside and spray from angles to get inside the the holes.
  24. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - if spray painting, work on paper outside
  25. Sprinkle on some glitter when the paint is almost dry. When fully dry, attach strings to the tops of the ornaments.
  26. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - sprinkle on glitter when paint almost dry, when paint is fully dry attach strings to hang
  27. Hang in your tree and enjoy!
  28. Pasta Christmas Ornaments - hang on your tree

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