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Going old school with a vintage-inspired craft. Today we’re making Pasta Christmas Trees for your holiday home decor.
Check your pantry and collect all the dry pasta shapes you can find. You could make these trees with only one type of pasta, but with different shapes, your pasta tree will have a more interesting pattern.
Pasta Christmas Tree Supplies
– Styrofoam Cones
– White PVA craft glue
– Various shapes and sizes of dry pasta
– (Spray) Paint in color of choice
How to make Pasta Christmas Trees
Step 1. Paint Cone
If you use spray paint, skip this step and move on to step 2.
If you use craft paint applied with a brush, start by painting the cone in the color you want your tree to be. Let dry.
Step 2. Add Pasta
Apply glue to pasta pieces and place them on the cone in the 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 the cone is covered.
Let the glue dry completely.
Step 3. Paint Pasta
For the trees in these pictures, i used regular acrylic craft paint applied with a small brush. 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, you can also choose to spray paint the trees.
Storage tip: When storing the Pasta Christmas trees, place them in a plastic bag. If a piece of pasta does happen to fall off in between Christmas seasons, you will be able to easily find it and glue it back on.
If you paint these in white, they almost look like porcelain trees. Pasta Porcelain!
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