You will never look at that pack of Bow Tie Pasta the same way again! Turn it into gorgeous Butterflies and make stunning Art Pieces. We have included a number of Tutorials in our post that show you several ways to utilise it including Hair Bows and even adorable Clay Pot Displays so be sure to scroll down to check them out and Pin your favourites. This is a fun all ages project that you will love!
Use Your Noodle! Quick (and cheap!) spring butterfly decor
Every year I say I’m going to do a better job at decorating for spring time. It seems like every year I get too busy and decorating gets pushed to my mental low priority list. Well, not this year because I’m using my noodle…..literally! Yes, I busted out a box of bow tie pasta and spaghetti noodles and created a little bit of spring decor for my home. Quick. Easy. Cheap. Sounds like my kind of project.
Here’s what you will need to create a little butterfly springiness in your own home:
bow tie pasta
hot glue gun
paint and small paint brushes
thin wire (for the antennas)
mini flower pots (I found mine at my local Walmart for .33!)
dried green peas (used to fill the flower pots)
Let’s get started! Lay out several of your bow tie pastas on a paper towel. Get out your paints and brushes. Make sure you have your favorite spring time colors!
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the back of the bow tie pasta (left) and the front side of the bow tie pasta (right). You will want to paint on the front side.
Get to painting those noodles! I used a acrylic paint and it dried super fast.
Get a couple spaghetti noodles out and break them into 3/4″ pieces. Then paint the pieces. These will be the body of your butterflies.
Add some details to your bow tie pasta. I found that a q-tip made for a great polka dotter.
While the paint dries, you can make your antennas. I used some simple white thin wire I already had on hand at my home. I think silver wire would look just as cute. Use what you can find around your home.
Cut your wire into 1 1/2″ pieces and use pliers to twist the ends to make the antennas. The best way to explain the twist is to pretend you are curling your hair with a curling iron. I promise it will make for perfect antenna curls.