DIY: Penne Pasta Necklace

I’m thinking about trying the Slow-Carb Diet (I might not be able to give up milk, though). This means I have to quit anything white (or could be white) and starchy; to name a few— rice, potatoes, flour, breading, and pasta.

I have a lot of pasta. I went through my kitchen and saw that I had four kinds. After coming across this Penne Statement Necklace tutorial, I knew I had to try it!

You will need:

  • Penne
  • Cardboard
  • Super glue (ByWilma’s tut calls for a glue gun but I find super glue to be less messy)
  • Paint (I used pink acrylic) and a brush
  • An old chain necklace
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil

Penne Pasta Necklace

Penne Pasta Necklace

Penne Pasta Necklace

How to:

-Paint the penne and wait to dry (took about 10-15 minutes).
-Shoo away curious cat.
-Arrange penne on cardboard and trace. It doesn’t have to be exact.
-Super glue penne on cardboard and to each other.
-Re-paint and carefully cut off visible cardboard if necessary.
-String through chain.

And that’s it! It’s a super easy and quick project and I was able to finish everything while watching the new Iza Calzado soap on ABS-CBN.

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  • Reply Janine (Alternative Housewife) July 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    THAT is fabulous. I would do this right now if I had acrylic paint in the house! I may also snag this one to do as a campout activity. I’m supposed to do a craft project with the kids. Maybe if I painted a bunch of pasta ahead of time. It wouldn’t be quite as polished but the older kids would learn and could go home and make a better version later.

    I think I may do that diet as well. It’s my ideal diet all the time – sort of paleo lite – but I need better motivation to stick with it. (You would think that looking in the mirror would be enough!)

    • Reply Helga July 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      I wish I had more acrylic paint! I only have one jar, the rest are fabric/textile paints. Would love to mix and match colors lol. I would have tried nail polish but I hate the fumes/smell and it would probably be messier.

      Here’s a good recipe index for Slow-Carb Diet!

  • Reply dlysen July 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    that is very creative. nice work Helga.

  • Reply Kate July 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    cool! i’m doing slow carb too :) Almost 1 month now this coming Sat

  • Reply edelweiza July 27, 2012 at 9:57 am

    So nice! I want an orange one. I think with how easy it’s made, I can do one myself! Thanks! :)

  • Reply Althea July 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

    wow, this is so nice! ‘will try this! :)

  • Reply Angie Vianzon August 4, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I’m definitely going to try this one and maybe try the slow carb diet myself

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