This pasta Christmas angel decoration will look beautiful on any tree.


  • A hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Pasta Bow ties for the wings
  • Rigatoni 22 Pasta (or similar for the bodies)
  • Liscio Piccolo 40 pasta (or similar)
  • Beads (heads) to fit in holes of Rigatoni (I used wooden beads)
  • Little seed beads (this is the hair/halo) size of 100's and 1,000's (a bit bigger)
  • Thumb tacks
  • Spray paint (you can buy craft spray paint at craft shops) I used the export brand you buy at Super Cheap, in whatever colour you like I used gold.
  • Fine decoration cord or ribbon


  1. Take your big bead (head) and glue it on top of the body (rigatoni). Place the bead with the hole facing up the hair /halo will cover rather than have a hole on each side.
  2. Glue the arms (liscio piccolo) on the body, then shape positions well at the sides so they meet or just about meet at the front.
  3. Glue the candle (the thumb tack) facing spikey side up on top of the hands, then put a little glue on top of head and dip the head in the seed beads.
  4. Glue the wings (bow tie) on the back.
  5. Spray paint (outside place newspaper down) lie angels flat spray one side (only takes about 5mins) then turn over and do the other side. Make a loop with the decoration cord or ribbon to the desired length and tie a small knot in it then glue it to the back of your angel. We made a little box out of a Christmas card to give as gifts for teachers.


These look great in a range of colours.

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  • Kajoy
    • 02 Dec 2014
      3:26 pm

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  • Very clever – – thanks so much for sharing.


  • aww this is so cute! i can see myself getting glued tho. but how creative! I’m going to share this with my friend who is an art teacher and watch her froth at how good this will be for the kids ahaha


  • I can’t believe this is made from pasta. It’s a great activity for the kids to make with some adult supervision if necessary. The best thing about this is that no 2 are alike so it makes them extra special.


  • Cute! But I prefer to eat my pasta! The most versatile of foods!


  • How clever! I can see the different pasta variations in the picture.


  • Awesome idea, it looks lovely !


  • Oh my goodness, it looks so good! You can’t even tell it’s made from pasta!!!


  • I love it, gives me 90s vibes


  • Wow, that is the most creative Xmas decoration I’ve seen!


  • I really like this idea. Everyone is so creative on here


  • very creative


  • this is a great idea


  • Love this we did a version of these last year and they looked great on the tree


  • It’s hard to believe it’s made out of pasta. Very creative


  • Looks lovely, but a little too creative for me… the non-creative/crafty type!!


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