Pasta is a delicious meal, and it can be also used for various crafts! Pasta can be a material for making decor, accessories and toys. Grab some pasta and get ready to make something amazing for your home and for your kids’ playing! Cookie tins, planters, vases, mobiles, chess sets and much more – hurry up to read our roundup!
Home Decor And Accessories
Do you enjoy baking? If you bake a lot or making some cookies for gifts, storing and giving them in cookie tins is a great idea, and you can make some bold and cool cookie tins yourself! Look at these bright tins decorated with colorful pasta – some of the designs even remind of mandalas, and if you like them, just grab pasta, tins and paints and go! You could even embrace the snowflake-like look for the winter holidays! Whatever you choose, we’re sure they’ll look great, and that the cookies inside will be gobbled up in no time.
It’s a DIY pasta patterned planter! Try using pasta to create patterns on your plain planters and create a cute little stand planter using bowtie pasta. It looks so gorgeous and honestly it isn’t that time consuming of a project. Maybe a little strange for some to glue pasta onto a bowl, but it’s so darn cute!
If you don’t have much of a green thumb though, not to worry, this project is perfect for you! All you need is a handful of different kinds of pasta, some thimbles, a lick of green paint, and of course some handy hot glue. These plants actually don’t use anything too unusual – rigatoni, macaroni, thin pasta noodles, and two sizes of pasta shells are all we used! Take a good look through your cupboard (or craft room!) to see what shapes and sizes you have on hand and let your pasta inspire your mini plants. You could totally glue a pin-back onto the thimble and turn these babies into brooches! Or for kids who like to play with dollhouses, these are a great DIY option to make your own custom garden.
Pasta’s never been so cute! Give that leftover pasta in the pantry a colorful makeover perfect for your next party. Kids (and adults!) will have so much fun arranging the pasta into fun designs and patterns on the cake stands and then paint them in whatever colors you want to match your party theme! Plus, these are super affordable to make so you could totally make a whole ton of them and have a massive dessert display without breaking the bank.
Every cake or cupcake at your party needs a topper! Make some cool pasta toppers for a spring or summer dessert table or for Easter. These campanelle lilies are made of usual pasta and they look so cool! Stick a bunch of these campanelle lilies into a round cake or use some pretty ribbon to tie them into a bouquet for mom!
Mobiles – can one ever for too many? This amazing mobile is ombre and it’s fully made of pasta painted in turquoise – so cool! Ombre is one of the hottest color trends for modern home decor, so you’ll get a very trendy piece for your home! Such a craft isn’t difficult, won’t take much time and you may add various touches to the ends – bells, bows, flowers and other items you love.
These fun invitations of pasta would be perfect for any party, holiday, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation, or even the perfect craft for tweens and teens to display in their rooms. You can even think beyond invitations, and use them as place cards, a present topper, baby announcements, or ornaments. Stick a magnet on the back and hang them on your fridge! What will you write on your mini letter board?
Brighten up your space with these fun pots! These colorful pasta butterflies are fast to make and cool to accent your planters, you may put them on sticks and add as accessories to other items, too. Read the tutorial and find out how to make such colorful butterflies!
Crafts For Kids
You’ll enjoy this bright craft, which is turning usual pasta into sculptures, colorful, bright and amazing. Make these sculptures with your children! Let the kids thread noodles, macaroni and past shapes through the pipe cleaners. Bend and twist them around the pasta. Let them have fun!
Get ready for the holiday season with this DIY painted pasta chess set! Older kids can help with the assembly of the pasta chess pieces, and younger ones will love painting up the pieces. Since this pasta chess set already has a super unique look, skip the traditional black and white pieces and use bright acrylic paints. Such chess will definitely attract and inspire your kids, enjoy!
Make some colorful glitter pasta for your kids! There are a ton of potential uses for your glitter dyed pasta. Your kids can create pictures with it, use tweezers to pick the noodles up and practice fine motor skills, etc. Of course the favorite use is making some seriously swanky designer pasta jewelry. Your child won’t realize that stringing those noodles is actually working their own noodle. Make some!