Pasta Wreath Photo Frame
Parental supervision is recommended
Once you've made a Pasta wreath photo frame, you'll never look at macaroni, fusilli or bow-tie noodles the same way. Uncooked pasta has long been a crafter's best friend - find out why.
What you'll need:
- Poster board
- Hole punch
- Circle patterns
- Gold metallic spray paint
- Uncooked Pasta (a variety of fun shapes)
- Ribbon (optional)
How to make it:
- Draw a circle on the poster board about 4" in diameter (use a tin can, butter tub lid, etc. for a pattern).
- Draw a smaller circle in the middle of the first one - make it a size (opening) that will fit your photo.
- Cut out both circles to make a wreath shape.
- Use a hole puncher to make a hole for hanging.
- Glue on various pasta shapes (shells and bows work beautifully) to make a pattern on the wreath.
- Let dry overnight.
- Spray paint the ornament with gold metallic paint.
- Let dry completely.
- Add your name and date to the back of the picture.
- Glue or tape the photo onto the back of the ornament so that it will show in the center of the wreath.
- Attach a decorative ribbon if desired.
This makes a very elegant-looking decoration. Last year one of the classes at my son's school made these, and I was very surprised at how beautiful they looked! My sons and I made these for all of our relatives for Christmas. We used the small school portraits in the center of the wreath. The family loved them - in fact my mother hung hers on the wall in her kitchen to enjoy throughout the year!