7.03.2013

Try This: Easy Pasta Specimen Art

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Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

Today, we're getting sophisticated with pasta art. A few pieces of pasta, a cheap white frame, and a little hand lettering creates attractive and practical kitchen art. And the inspiration for this easy and affordable artwork? This month's issue of All You Magazine.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

Look at it sitting there right in the checkout line at my local Harris Teeter -- full of cost-saving tips and ideas. So unassuming. Not only does this month's issue feature several ideas for creating unique and affordable artwork, there's an entire pasta 101 spread with tips on when to use what pasta shape along with affordable recipes. So, after you've boned up on your pasta knowledge but just before you cook up the dishes, set a few pieces of pasta aside to create your own unique and affordable artwork for your kitchen. Bonus: You're likely to get more than enough savings to pay for the magazine and all the supplies to make this project by using the dozens of coupons sprinkled throughout the magazine. Double Bonus: Get a coupon for a $1 off the magazine (along with info on where to buy it) here. Read on for the full tutorial and more photos.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

MATERIALS: pasta in various shapes, plain white photo frames with the glass removed, white card stock, hot glue gun and glue sticks, sharp pencil

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

Cut the white card stock to fit into your photo frame as necessary. Layout the pasta in a grid, allowing plenty of space between each piece. Glue each piece into place with a small bead of hot glue.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

Use a nice sharp pencil to label each pasta shape in cursive. Display and enjoy!

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Pasta Specimen Art inspired by All You Magazine

Disclosure: I completed this post as part of a marketing campaign for All You Magazine with Pollinate Media Group®. As part of the campaign, I received compensation. All opinions -- and pasta-gluein' skillz -- are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that help keep Fabric Paper Glue goin'!
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5 comments:

  1. What a fun twist on specimen art - great for the kitchen!

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  2. I WANT these in my kitchen! They would go perfectly in my Italian themed kitchen :)

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  3. That's a great idea, looks so pretty! :)

    NEON MIZZLE

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  4. You're impeccable Mandy, I love this - You always so genius, thank you for that:-)

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  5. Who knew that pasta glued to a frame could be so elegant! I'm swooning!

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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