Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces

27 April 2015


Make Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces.  Do you remember making macaroni necklaces as a kid? Macaroni necklaces seem to go hand-in-hand with kids and summer camps to me.  With Spring blooming around us, I need to add flowers into the mix. By simply adding pompom, these simple Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces are quickly transformed into something special.
Follow me below to learn how your kids can make Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklace, too. 

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Macaroni, dyed Macaroni, ribbon, pompom
For Macaroni Dye:
macaroni, food colouring, alcohol gel or sanitary hand gel, sealable plastic bags 
How to Dye Macaroni:
The first step it to dye your macaroni. 
Note: You can color macaroni with markers, paint them with hobby paint, dye them with vinegar solutions, but, for these, I wanted full coverage and used this following method. It worked great for us. 
To color:
(Approximately 2 Cups of pasta) Combine pasta with 4 T alcohol gel (or sanitary hand gel) that has had food colouring. stirred into it and blended thoroughly.  Mix to achieve desired color.
Shake + Dry: 
Once the color is mixed, place the macaroni in a plastic bag, cover with the dye mixture and shake well.
Dry pasta by placing it on a drying rack and baking paper.
When the pasta is dry, you’re ready to use it in the project.
How to  Assemble a Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklace:
Use can use your imagination and the guideline is to use green macaroni as the leaves and a pompom as the flower. We strung several necklaces with multiple flowers.
To make a Single Flower Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklace:
Cut ribbon to correct size for necklace. Remember to keep  ribbon a little longer for tying.
Tie one Pompom in the center of the string.
Thread each side of the necklace symmetrically.
For example: With the pompom as center, thread 3 greens on each side. Thread on one additional color; thread 3 more greens.
Wishes for Flowers and Fun. Use your imagination. I can’t wait to add these to my Summer Art Camp this year! These are such simple fun and so cute!  Willowy Wishes!
(PS. Technical Note: Due to technical problems, photos for the HOW-TO will be added at the end of this week.) 

Are you inspired to make something amazing with pasta? The Rockin’ Art Moms kicked off a challenge. See more ideas below:

Macaroni Project | Ana | Babble Dabble Do
Art assemblage with kids | pinecones pasta  Barbara | Art Bar
Macaroni Mosiac Chelsey | Buggy and Buddy
A modern macaroni masterpiece Ami | Handmakery
Macaroni Noodle Frames | Leslie | Pink Stripey Socks
Painted Macaroni Necklaces | Michelle | Molly Moo
Macaroni Mosiacs | Jeanette | tinyrottenpeanuts
Painted Pasta Art | Allison

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