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Recently I was looking for some small paint brushes when i came across a few small foam wreaths in my craft supply stash. Perfect to make a variation on the vintage inspired pasta Christmas trees i made before!
I abandoned my search for the brushes, and dug further to find some small figures to place in the middle of the wreaths. Vintage mini birds! And i knew i had a little bit of bakers twine somewhere. That would work to hang them.
A little paint, glue and time later and all done, ready to go up in the Christmas tree!
How to make Pasta Christmas Tree Ornaments
Making these pasta Christmas ornaments is very similar to making the Pasta Christmas trees. Make those as well and complete the holiday theme.
Pasta Christmas Ornament Supplies
- Small foam wreaths
- PVA craft glue
- Small pasta shells and macaroni, or other shapes of dry pasta
- Craft birds
- (Spray) Paint in color of choice
- Red and white bakers twine
Pasta Ornament Instructions
Step 1. Check your pantry and collect the dry pasta shapes you have at hand. Here I used small pasta shells and macaroni. You could make these with whatever pasta shapes you have at hand. Just play around with the positioning a bit to get the pasta to fill the wreath.
Step 2. If you use craft paint applied with a brush, paint the foam base in the color of your choice. Let dry. If you use spray paint, skip this step and move on to step 3.
Step 3. Apply glue to pasta pieces and place on base in desired design. Push a little and hold in place for a short time until the pieces stick.
No worries if you see small bits of glue in between the pasta at this point. Continue until entire base is covered.
Let the glue dry completely.
Step 4. Next, paint the pasta. If brushing the paint on, make sure to get in between all the nooks and crannies, so no pasta color is showing. Double coat is advisable.
To save time (especially when you want to make many of these), you can choose to spray paint them.
Step 5. Position the birds in the middle and glue them in place.
Step 6. Finish them by gluing the bakers twine in a loop at the back for hanging.
Have fun, and Happy Holidays!
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