Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Make a Pasta Angel Ornament

Three views of my pasta angel.
Supply List:
  • Bow Tie Pasta
  • Macaroni Pasta
  • Thumbtacks
  • tiny wooden beads
  • Rigatoni Pasta
  • Minute Pasta or White Rice
  • Hot glue gun
  • white spray paint
  • decorative ribbon for the hanger
  • wax paper or tin foil
  • medium sized cardboard box
  • paper face mask
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  •  Hot glue a wooden bead to the top of a Rigatoni piece of pasta. The Rigatoni will act as the torso of the angel, the wooden bead will be her head.
  • Glue one piece of macaroni to each side of the torso to act as arms.
  • Now hot glue the inverted tack on top of the angels arms to act as the candle in a holder.
  • Next, glue on a Bow Tie pasta piece between the angel's shoulder blades on the back side of her torso; this pasta is her wings.
  • The last gluing step involves adding enough glue to the top and sides of the wooden bead to make the hair. Use some tiny shapes of Minute Pasta or white rice for this step.
  • Let the tiny Pasta figures dry and snip off any stray glue strands that are not attractive. Hot glue leaves some of these while you work.
  • Choose a warm dry place to work so that the painted pasta angels will dry quickly between coats of spray painting. Make sure that this environment is well ventilated. Read the instructions on the label of spray can carefully. Wear a disposable paper mask while you are working to limit the amount of fumes that you inhale while working.
  • Line the bottom of the box where you will be spray painting the angels with wax paper or tin foil so that the painted pasta ornaments do not stick the surface in which they are lying on as they dry. 
  • It is important to spray paint within the interior of a box so that the spray paint does not land upon other surfaces that you do not intend to paint during the process. 
  • Turn the pasta angels and spray them lightly in layers as they dry. 
  • Hot glue a fancy ribbon to the tip of the angel's head or to the back of your angel's wings.
See more versions of pasta ornaments:
How to dye pasta in advance for those of you who
would prefer this method to spray paint.

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