Make Mother’s Day: Noodle Necklace DIYApril 28, 2014
If there’s one gift that encapsulates everything wonderful there is about Mother’s Day (aside from Mom herself), it has to be the macaroni necklace. There’s the nostalgiawho doesn’t recall painstakingly painting and stringing together pasta pieces as a child? Then there’s the charm of a homemade gift created just for Mom. And best of all, there’s the lovehow our moms treated these baubles as if they were more precious than gold. Good news: this classic DIY is alive and well. Our favorite blogger, Life Is Beautyfull‘s Sarah Schneider (a.k.a. @blondemamalove), shares her family’s take on it, featuring her brood of crafty kids, Willa, Peyton and Tallulah, and her helpful husband, James, who worked together to create a nouveau noodle necklace any kids (and partners) can easily replicate at home.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Rigatoni, or other wide pasta tubes
HOW TO MAKE IT
Rigatoni was our noodle of choice“it’s large enough for kids
to paint and easy to string.
Use acrylic paints. The range of colors and pigmentation can’t be beatit’s beautiful and long-lasting, so mamas can save their necklaces forever!
We glittered a few noodles here and there because everyone loves a little sparkle! We brushed the noodle with mod podge but you could also just sprinkle glitter
on top of the wet paint.
Let the noodles dry overnight on parchment paper so they don’t stick.
The next day, string the necklaces on hemp rope. Hemp is stiff enough for the kids to string easily, yet soft enough to lie nicely. Put a little tape on the end to help them
feed it through the noodles.
The kids made one extra long one that I doubled it around my neck, and another shorter one that I layered. Smart kidsgiving mom some accessorizing options!