You can be an adult and stil play with your food. For a gorgeous necklace that can be worn beyond the kindergarten playground we love this how-to from Evie S. shared earlier this year via Design Sponge. If Dolce and Gabbana can do it, so can you!
- jersey knit fabric (about 1/2 yard would be plenty)
- glue gun
- acrylic craft paint
- paint brush
- 6–8 pieces of uncooked penne pasta
1. Cut strips of jersey fabric into 1/2 inch wide strips (no wider). You need 3 longer strips that are about 26 inches long, and 9 to 12 strips that are about 13 inches long.
2. Paint the pasta with acrylic paint. It helps to stick it on the end of a paint brush to hold it in place while you paint. Set aside to dry.
3. Braid your strips of fabric, starting with the longest strand first; this will be the base of your necklace. Continue doing this with the shorter strips; you will need a total of 2 to 3 shorter strips. You can leave the ends of these loose.
4. Thread your noodles onto your braided chain — 2 pieces per strand. You may want to use the end of a paperclip to push the ends into the noodle. Arrange the noodles in the middle of each strip.
5. Layer the strands on top of each other, starting with the base first. Cut 2 strips of fabric about 4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. You will be using these to wrap around all the strands to secure them together. Lay the strip underneath all the strands and grab your hot glue gun. Wrap the fabric around the bunch of strands, hot gluing a little bit as you go. Do this on the other side, making sure the sides are even and the noodles are laying properly.
6. Cut the excess strands that are sticking out at the top, being careful not to cut your base strand. Do this on both sides, and then you are done! Admire your easy, inexpensive and pretty rad piece of jewelry!
Photos & instructions via Evie S.com