Dried Pasta Angel Ornament by Jessica at Craftily Ever After {Ornament No.16}

Dried Pasta Angel Ornament by Jessica at Craftily Ever After {Ornament No.16}

It’s my pleasure to introduce
our sixteenth guest blogger
Jessica from Craftily Ever After
Dried Pasta Angles
{Handmade Ornament No. 16}Welcome…Jessica!

Hi! I’m Jessica from Craftily Ever After and I am absolutely thrilled to be guest-posting on Under the Table and Dreaming! I adore this blog and the Christmas ornaments we’ve seen so far are FABULOUS! Today I’m showing you how to turn this…
…into these!
Pretty little Pasta Angels are cheap, easy, and you can eat the left-overs! This craft reminds me of Christmases when I was little- my mother would make these ornaments for our trees and as gifts for her friends. So fun! You will need a 20mm wooden bead for the head, Rigatone (the big tubes) for the dress, a wagon wheel for the collar on the dress, elbow macaroni for the arms, stars (Stelline) for decorating the dress, a bow-tie for the wings, and Ditaline for the hair.
First, hot-glue the wagon wheel to the tube. (Craft glue works too, but I’m impatient enough that I will put up with having to remove all the pesky hot-glue strings.)
Next, glue the head bead to the center of the wagon wheel.
Then attach the bow-tie to the back of your angel, just underneath the collar.
Glue the elbow macaroni either to the sides of the dress or to the underside of the collar, whichever works best for your particular macaroni. Because mine were so twisty, I tried both ways and they both looked great.
For the hair, glue a row of Ditaline on the head-bead. In this picture, you can see that I have the holes in the Pasta facing sideways. I also made some with the holes of the curls facing frontwards. Both were cute!
Fill in the back of the head with curls.
Decorate the dress with stars! Here I put one star in the center of the collar and also used them as a trim.
Now the fun part! Seeing them turn white! To spray-paint them evenly, I jabbed some pencils and take-out chopsticks into the frozen ground and stuck the angels on top of them. They got shot with three coats of glossy white spray paint.
After they dry, use a fine-tipped permanent pen (I used a scrapbooking one) to draw their faces.
And there’s lots of room for making them your own! If you like a demure all-white angel, you could run a ribbon through one of her curls and stop there. You would have something like this!
Or for a little extra sparkle, you could paint the stars gold (I did mine with a paint pen) and attach some gold seed beads strung on a wire to look like a halo.
And that’s it! A fun and easy project that won’t break the bank. And I have a budget for craft supplies, but when they come from the grocery store, you don’t even have to count them, right? 🙂 Thanks so much for having me Stephanie Lynn!

Thank you so much Jessica for sharing these incredible creations with us! These are so creative and absolutely adorable. Simply amazing!

I’ll be back later on tonight with a special bonus giveaway for this week! In the meantime go visit Jessica at Craftily Ever After and say ‘hi’!

Jessica has single handedly started a craze in blogland with her free designed printables. {and you know how much I love inexpensive wall art!} Just download, print and frame ~ and her designs are super cute! Here are a few she made for Thanksgiving {Faux Burlap Thanksgiving Meaning, Subway Art, and the ‘Keep Calm’ Thanksgiving Series} And yes, she made the Beaded Turkey shown above too – so cute!

She has even started on a Christmas series with a festive ‘Keep Calm’ print {found here} and Wise Men print {found here}.

There are still two more days left pack full of inspiring ornaments so stay tuned ~ and don’t forget this Sunday a special linky party will be open for you to link up your own handmade ornaments for this season.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
~I am grateful for each and every one of you ~

~Don’t forget to swing by and enter the Scotch giveaway~
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  1. I absolutely love these! Thanks for showing us how and what you used. Very cute!

  2. Love all the ornaments. So creative. Love his web site. I check it almost every day.
    Kathy T.

  3. Very cute! Thanks for the details and pics!

  4. super angel

  5. Oh my! Those are adorable!

  6. Oh those are too cute! I have really been enjoying your awesome ornaments. Thanks so much. I am always looking for some cool crafts to do and you have offered up some great ideas for me to try this year.

  7. Such a cute idea! This would be a great craft to do with the grandkids.

  8. I love these…super cute and inexpensive…would be fun to make as little stocking stuffers for my students. 🙂

  9. This is adorable! 🙂

  10. Awesome. Jessica’s creations are always amazing and cheap. Way to go.

  11. These are amazing. Who knew pasta could be so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. I shared this link on my blog Ordinary to Extraordinary!
    Happy Holidays,

  12. This is such a sweet and unique idea! 🙂

  13. I love this idea! I recently went out and purchased all of the supplies but the one thing I cannot find are normal sized wagon wheel pasta. I can only find the minis and they don’t fit with the rest of the pasta. Thoughts on where I can buy it or order it from? I’d hate to have gotten all of the supplies and not be able to make it!! So far, I have checked Market Basket, Stop & Shop and Hannafords (I’m from Boston!)


    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  14. This angel is wonderful and I’ll try to do it with my baby! Congratulations and thank you for the tutorial! Eleonora

  15. Brenda November 15, 2012
    These are just beautiful but I am wondering, is there a particular bulk food store where they would sell all these different pastas? I’m from Canada.



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