How to Make a Macaroni Necklace

The mere thought of pasta can make anyone’s mouth drool. And if there is a huge stock of pasta in your kitchen, then for your next necklace-making adventure you can stop fetching for the beads. With myriad varieties of pasta that comes in several shapes and color, I was confident about making an interesting jewelry craft for my kids.

A Cool Tutorial on Macaroni Necklace

Materials required

  • Uncooked pasta (the hollow ones to be specific)
  • Ziplock bags
  • A cotton thread or string
  • Food coloring
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Tray
  • Tissue Papers

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Put the dried pasta into the ziplock bags.
Macaroni Necklace Picture 1

Macaroni Necklace Picture 1

  • Add 2 to 3 drops of food coloring and 1 drop of rubbing alcohol into the bags. Seal them and shake well till each pasta piece gets completely coated.
  • Place the tissues papers on the tray and then empty the colored pasta on them for drying.
Macaroni Necklace Picture 2

Macaroni Necklace Picture 2

  • Cut the cotton thread of the desired length and start stringing the pasta pieces one by one.
Macaroni Necklace Picture 3

Macaroni Necklace Picture 3

  • Tie both the sides of the string once you have reached the end.

Doesn’t it look like the necklace is bursting with soothing colors of the spring? This is my Italian-style gift for my mother from their grandchildren.

Macaroni Necklace

Macaroni Necklace

Few More Ideas on Making a Macaroni Necklace

Shorten the length of the thread and make cute elbow necklaces as well as bracelets in a similar fashion. After all, why only the neck should be adorned with vibrant macaroni and penne?

Elbow Macaroni Necklace

Elbow Macaroni Necklace

Few strokes of paints here and there on the pasta pieces add a ravishing touch to the necklace. For those having an aversion for food dyes, designing the edible beads with water paints could be a better option.

Painting Macaroni Necklace

Painting Macaroni Necklace

Be it Mother’s Day or Valentine Day, there are umpteen occasions to present a macaroni necklace as a gift. You can mix and match the different pasta varieties with tiny glass beads, mini pom poms or anything that comes handy, and create unique necklace patterns.