Christmas Craft: DIY Macaroni Ornaments

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The Quinntessential Mommy | DIY Macaroni Ornaments


Gia absolutely loves anything to do with being creative. She loves to paint, color, draw and do any kind of craft. So when I told her we were going to make Christmas ornaments out of macaroni she was ecstatic.

The Quinntessential Mommy | DIY Macaroni Ornaments

These are really so easy to do and Gia had so much fun with glitter and glue. I mean, who doesn’t love some glitter? So, if you’re looking for a fun and easy craft you can do with your child, try these ornaments! They make great gifts and your kids will have so much fun making them.

You will Need:

The Quinntessential Mommy | DIY Macaroni Ornaments

How To:

In order to make 1 snowflake you will need 5 Rotelle and 8 penne glued together in pairs (4 pairs). I recommend deciding how many snowflakes you’ll be making and assembling the pieces first and then putting them all together. It will take the least amount of time this way. Also, if you have kids who are helping, do this step ahead of time.

1. Using a glue gun, glue together the rotelle in a T shape.

2. Glue pairs of penne together so they look like arrows.

The Quinntessential Mommy | DIY Macaroni Ornaments

3. Assemble the snowflakes by gluing a pair of penne in each “opening” between the rotelle. Due to the imperfect nature of the pasta it can be tough to get the ornaments to sit together perfectly. Don’t worry about it!

The Quinntessential Mommy |DIY Macaroni Ornament

4. Now it’s time to get the kids involved! Using the Modge Podge or craft glue, put a thin layer of glue on the penne. I let Gia do this with Modge Podge and a paint brush. Decorate with glitter.

The Quinntessential Mommy |DIY Macaroni Ornament

5. Once the glue is dry, take the ornaments outside and lightly spray them with a layer of Clear Finish Spray.

6. Then take a piece of ribbon or twine and make a loop at the top so you can hang the ornament on the tree!


The Quinntessential Mommy |DIY Macaroni Ornament

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  • Reply Megan Elford

    I love this – super simple and it looks great! This would be a great craft to do for grandparents or teachers too!

    12-01-14 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Shere

    great idea

    12-01-14 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Meagan

    Those are just the cutest ornaments! What a great idea!

    12-01-14 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Heather @ Krafts and Kiddos

    Such an adorable ornament! I already shared on my Facebook page and everyone LOVES it! I can’t wait to try this, we’ve never made this type of ornament before 🙂 Thanks for all your work with Countdown2Xmas, it’s going to be a blast!

    12-01-14 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Goldi

    I would NEVER in a million years ever thought of this!! You are a genius! Gluing pasta together for ornaments! Oh my gosh, my son is going to LOVE this!!! Thank you for the great tutorial! I love all of your pictures, too!

    12-01-14 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Debi/Krista's Mom

    I love it! I hope I’m on the list of who you made them for…

    The Joy in Gia’s face makes me in the spirit for this season that is rapidly approaching!

    Can’t wait till Christmas! Xoxoxoxo

    12-01-14 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Christine

    such a cute idea for the little ones!!

    12-01-14 at 12:43 pm
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