In honor of St. Patrick’s Day here is a macaroni necklace that is full of lucky charm!
It’s a simple twist on a classic pasta necklace. I’ve added color and character to the classic pasta necklace to create a simply adorable new adornment!
I’m calling this craft the “Macaroni Charm”
- Tubular pasta - Rigatoni
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
How to make it
Step 1: I love how with just a simple coat of paint you can turn an everyday object, like pasta into a whole new piece de resistance! This is a super simple craft.
Essentially it is about choosing a color palette, creating a pattern and painting pasta! I wanted to make a minimal necklace with only a few pieces. I chose the color green thanks to a weekly Makeful challenge that had its sights set on this shade, and then I decided on a face design, which I practiced prior to starting on some stray pasta shells.
Once I had my design and colors set, it was very straightforward:
-paint face on macaroni
-string macaroni onto string
Here I chose to create a braided necklace out of simple cotton strands. I used six strands of cotton to give it a bit more of a robust structure and visual presence.
The result was an adorable new piece of loveliness for my daughter to sport! Oh and you can also fashion a pretty cute bracelet.
A final note, there is a lot of room for creativity here. You could paint patterns, use a ton of different colors and if you choose to create faces, they can be happy, sad, silly, serious… well whatever you want! Sky is the limit!