12 Days Left Until Christmas!
|A gilded macaroni snowflake on festive red classes up your plain old Kleenex box.|
I want to start by saying that somewhere in my crafateria, I have the most awesome 1950s "macaroni art" booklet ever. Period. But I can't find it. It's in there somewhere and truly, it would astound you. Alas, you'll have to just take my word for it.
What says elegance more than a golden macaroni snowflake? You're right if you said, "Nothing!" This will certainly class up any toilet tank or vanity.
- Wood Kleenex box cover (or buy a used one at a thrift store)
- Red glossy paint
- Gold metallic spray paint
- Card board (mine was from a box of waffles)
- Several varieties of pasta noodles
Step 1: Paint your box. I used red glossy spray paint, but you can use any type of paint you want.
Step 2: Cut out a snowflake shape from your cardboard.
Step 3: Lay out your macaroni design on your cardboard snowflake. Once you are happy with it, start gluing the macaroni to the cardboard.
|Finished gluing. I wanted something for the center so I used lentils.|
|Spray painted gold snowflake.|
|Detail on the top of the box.|
Cost: The box will cost you about $5, less if you get a used one at Goodwill. The macaroni Will cost you $1-2 per bag, but you will have 95% of it left over. (Check out our To Die For Mac & Cheese Recipe if you need an idea for using the leftovers.)
Time to Complete: Not including drying times, about 2 hours.
Skill Level: This would be a great one for the kids, if you use regular glue, instead of your hot glue gun.
Another one under the belt. Day 14 will be here before you know it.