DIY pasta bow wreath

We finally got around to decorating our house for the holidays this weekend – hooray! Is there anything more fun than hauling out ornaments, garlands, and endless strings of lights until it looks like Christmas exploded all over your living room? Love it. The one thing I didn’t love was this old wreath that I made 3 years ago. It was giving me a serious case of the blahs, so I decided to treat our door to a new wreath this year using tinsel and a bit of…pasta?!

DIY pasta bow wreath

  1. Start with a flat wooden wreath form, like this one
  2. Wrap tinsel around the entire circumference of the form, making sure there are no gaps, and trim if necessary. Tuck the ends in to secure – no glue needed!
  3. Make some cute mini bows by painting farfalle pasta! I didn’t have spray paint in the colors I wanted to use, so I broke out some red and mint green nail polish to get the job done and it worked out wonderfully.
  4. When the bows are dry, attach them to the wreath with a bit of hot glue. Or if you’d like to be able to deconstruct the whole shebang when you grow tired of it, thread a snippet of fishing wire through the “pinched” side of the bow to tie each bow on like I did.
  5. Hang the wreath up on your door, and go pour yourself some egg nog!
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17 Responses to DIY pasta bow wreath

  1. Soooo creative. I wouldn’t had though it was pasts. Too cute!

  2. Such a cute idea! I love the mint green and red.

  3. trishie says:

    What a cute wreath! Fancy using pasta and nail polish…love the way it turned out. Well done xx

  4. Erica says:

    Gloria, this is adorable! The next time I make pasta, I’m going to hold out a few of those bows. :)

  5. Alison says:

    How clever! I love this! I am amazed by what you can do with nail polish these days:)

  6. Alecia says:

    I mean how cute is this? Love this one.

  7. Erin says:

    This is weird, but I love munching on dry pasta whenever we make it for dinner, so this would be part craft project/part snack time! I love the way it turned out, G! xo

  8. celyn says:

    what a great idea! this is a beautiful wreath!

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  9. SO PERFECT!! What a happy wreath. :)

  10. Mariko says:

    What a great effect from such simple supplies. Love it!

  11. Lena says:

    This is the cutest wreath I’ve ever seen!

  12. Johanna says:

    When I first looked at this and the title…I was like…wait…whaa? How clever and genius. I love it!

  13. Brooke says:

    Wow—I would not have guessed at first glance that these are pasta bows! This is so elegant and fun. What a fabulous idea!

  14. Jane Y. says:

    this is such a great idea! love the pasta bows! your wreath came out lovely!

  15. Seriously love! We have all these products around the house and using pasta for the bows? Genius! Love it, Gloria!

  16. Alexa says:

    OMG genius! Love the little pastas as bow ties!

  17. Alyssa says:

    What a cute idea–who knew pasta could be turned into a wreath!