Have you ever tried having a Christmas tree in the house with a toddler around? Not. Easy. So, this year we’re decorating our tree a bit later than usual. The less time it’s up, the less time the little guy can pull it over, am I right? In the meantime, may I present the Pasta Christmas Tree?
I’ve always liked to have lots of little trees throughout the house during the holidays. They just make me smile! This pasta tree is the perfect craft for the kids. It’s inexpensive and you likely have most, if not all, the materials on hand already. Most of all, it’s super cute!
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Pasta Christmas Tree Tutorial
Pasta – many different shapes will work. I’ve had the best luck with the shells and bow ties. They just seem to fill in the shape nicely.
A paper plate (the thinner ones work best as opposed to the thick cardboard ones). You can also use those craft foam cone shapes instead but this is certainly far more economical, especially if you’re making these with a group.
Glue – A low temp (or hot if working with adults or older kids) glue gun works the best here.
Paint – If you’re able to take them outside and away from the little ones, you can use spray paint to quickly paint the trees. Acrylic craft paint will also work, but be aware that multiple coats may be needed.
Embellishments (if desired). Little beads (to resemble ornaments), glitter, sequins, or tiny bows are all possible items you might want to use.
CYN’S PRO TIP: You can also dye the pasta ahead of time. This is a great option if you’re making this with a large group and don’t have time for the painted trees to dry before decorating them.
If using the paper plate, you need to cut it in half.
Fold it around to make a cone shape and secure in place with glue.
Begin gluing pasta onto the cone. It’s best to start at the bottom and go around the tree, working your way up towards the top. Wagon wheel or bow tie pasta makes a great tree topper.
Paint your tree whatever color you’d like. Traditional green looks lovely, of course, but other pretty options are metallic paints like gold and silver. Or how about using pink, purple, and turquoise for some Whoville-like trees?
Let the paint dry. This can be your stopping point or you can further embellish the trees.
Other pasta crafts:
Instead of a cone shape for a tree, cut out a circle from the middle of the paper plate to make a donut shape. Glue pasta on and paint it to create a holiday wreath.
Make pasta angels.
Or how about pasta snowflakes?
Head to the dollar store and buy a bag of Styrofoam balls. Glue pasta all over them, leaving space for a ribbon hanger. Paint and embellish as desired for some really adorable Christmas ornaments.
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