Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Macaroni Christmas Tree


There really is no shortage of caker crafts you can make this holiday season. Alls you need is gold spray paint, access to a dollar store and about four minutes.

This macaroni Christmas tree is a cinch to make – and just look at the results! You'd probably pay close to twenty dollars for this in the Sears catalogue.

The instructions said to use white glue, but I had a problem getting the macaroni to stick. Plus I kept eating it. (The glue, I mean, not the macaroni.) So I brought out the ol’ glue gun and managed to burn off a few layers of my fingertips. Be careful! Especially when gluing on those little elbow buggers. I was cussing a blue streak. But all the pain was worth it. Now if only I could type without having to use the end of a pencil.



Instructions:

Buy an assortment of different shaped pasta. 


Glue in a pattern around a Styrofoam cone. Then spray paint the crap out of it. I set mine in a terra cot pot that I also spray painted the crap out of.

Source: Make Your Own Accessories For Every Room, 1971
Special thanks to Georgia for loaning me her book!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome tree. And its shaped like a Renuzit solid air freshener!
    Must remember not to check out this blog while at work. Totally lost it over "Alls you need..", thus proving without a doubt that I was not reloading a router as I had said I was.

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    1. Look, reloading a router is often hilarious work. I'm sure no one suspected a thing.

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  2. Because YES! I wholeheartedly endorse pasta craft in any form but a gilded Christmas tree? Divine.

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    1. I really do think pasta crafts deserve a comeback, don't you? This younger generation has no idea of the masterpieces our ancestors created with penne.

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  3. oooOOOOOshiny pretty pasta ooooooo

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  4. I really, really want one of these. But I can't be arsed to make one - I will make do with the Novelty Dancing Snowballs from last year I think. What date is your party/ I literally will be glued to my blog reader to see what occurred.

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    1. Lya, the date of my party is December 22nd. I figured it'd be best to plan it after Dec. 21 on account of that Mayan calendar thing. Just in case. Be warned: the dancing balls are stinky!

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  5. We (my mom and I) made macaroni wreaths and gave them as gifts one year!

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    1. And I bet every single one of those people still has their macaroni wreath. Or, at the very least, they ate them after the holidays were over.

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