We know that most of us love pasta! Comfort food at its best, right? :) As I was making a batch of bow tie pasta one night, I kept looking at the swirling bow ties in the pot and thinking how cute they were. And then it hit me! They would make the most adorable “bow ties” for a wedding! So how about some adorable, painted and sparkly bow tie pasta escort cards? Yep, that’s what we did! They would be perfect for a handmade, summer, Southern, shabby chic wedding, and super easy to make too! Special thanks to Katherine Henry for taking such beautiful photos.
Our Supplies: Purchased at craft, hardware and office supply stores
- Box of (uncooked) bow tie pasta
- Spray paint (colors to match your wedding colors/theme)
- Small paint brushes
- Small plastic plates
- Glitter (colors to match your wedding colors/theme)
- Acrylic paints (colors to match your wedding colors/theme)
- Small alpha stickers
- Tags (we got these at Staples)
In a well ventilated area (outside is better), lay out your newspaper, and spray-paint your bow tie pasta. Surprisingly, certain colors may need a coat or two. Allow to dry thoroughly (in the sun is best).
Place a small drop of the acrylic paint onto a plastic plate. Take a toothpick, dip into the paint, and carefully place polka dots onto the painted bow tie pasta. Note: This is really, really fun and very, very addicting.
For the sparkly (read: glitter-bombed) bow tie pasta, place a small spot of glue onto a small plastic plate. Using your paintbrush, “paint” some glue on the plain, unpainted bow tie pasta. Then, holding your bow tie pasta over a plate or piece of paper, begin sprinkling your glitter (in the color of your choosing) over the pasta. Shake any excess glitter onto plate or paper. Check to see if you have enough coverage. If not, sprinkle some more. Who doesn’t love to sprinkle glitter? Caution: Don’t EVER touch your eyes while glittering. It’s very painful – been there, done that. Hope to never do it again.
After all your paint and glitter is dry, take your tags and place a small spot of glue on the tag. Adhere the little sparkly or painted bow tie.
Adorable, right? Oh, and did you notice we made a few plaid bow ties too? Yep, just take the toothpick and draw a few lines. Easy! Play, have fun, and go make some of these CUTE bow ties!
You can tie the little tags to a rustic board or chicken wire, and even cut the top part off the tag and slip it onto a fork as a place card. Cute and fun, right? :)
Which ones are your favorite? Polka dots, plaid, or sparkle? Have other ideas? We’d love to know!