DIY – Penne statement necklace

Saturday, February 18, 2012

diy - penne necklace

I love to play with food. And pasta is just perfect to make crafts with. This beautiful necklace is made with penne! I wanted to make a statement piece and I think it turned out just perfect. What do you think?

The full instruction continues after the jump . . .

What you need

– 20 pieces of penne (plus a few more for breaking)
– paint
– a simple chain necklace
– glue gun
– cardboard
– scissors

How you make it

Paint the penne in the color of your choice. While you are waiting for the paint to dry cut the cardboard in the shape of the hangers. Put two of the penne pieces on your necklace. Now place one of the two smaller pieces of cardboard underneath it and use the glue gun to make the penne stick to the cardboard. Glue the the other four pieces of penne underneath it to finish the first hanger. Now repeat for the bigger hanger and the other smaller hanger.

That’s it. A beautiful penne statement necklace made by you!

12 Responses
  • jessica
    February 21, 2012

    I love it! I couldn’t believe it was made out of penne pasta! I will definitely be attempting to make one :)

  • Maisy
    February 27, 2012

    So cute. This is going on my to do list for this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Heather @
    March 31, 2012

    Love your necklace! just wanted to let you know you have been featured!!
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    • Wilma
      March 31, 2012

      Thank you for featuring me. Hope your necklace turns out great!

  • Jennifer
    April 1, 2012

    Thanks for posting this. I love it! May give this a try. I like how you painted it electric blue…kind of makes it look like turquoise.

    • Wilma
      April 1, 2012

      You’re welcome. Love to see how yours turned out!

  • Kathi
    April 15, 2012

    Very nice idea! I think I will try this!

  • Jessy
    April 27, 2012

    What a cool idea! I simply HAD to do one for me too, it’s so incredibly simple and pretty!
    A separate Post on my blog with linking and stuff will follow soon :-)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Tayler
    July 12, 2012

    I love this necklace! Pasta holds so many possibilities!!

  • Lou
    September 23, 2012

    Petfect tutorial. Simple, creative and beautiful. Here is my own attempt…

    Thank you for sharing!!!

  • lila
    May 8, 2013

    I’m a bit confused could you explain in more detail or post picture of the step

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