J.Crew Inspired DIY Pastel Pasta Necklace

In all my years, I NEVER imagined I would type J.Crew and pasta within the same sentence. ;) But, as we have finalized our 2017 brand board, J.Crew colors have been a BIG inspiration for BFFF’s upcoming content. They’re notorious for having some of the most unique and vibrant colors that you usually cannot find with other lines. ;)


So the inspiration behind this project was quite interesting. A couple months back, Charlie brought home a rainbow pasta necklace from kindergarten. Immediately in my head, I envisioned all types of neons and pastels #SoBestFriendsForFrosting style. ;)

As I tried to dye these on my stove, it failed. The colors didn’t turn out as bright and vibrant as I wanted, so I painted each noodle by hand. It was totally worth going the extra mile and the colors really popped!

These are the perfect DIY for a kid’s birthday party or just to celebrate the every day! Who’s ready to party?!

How To Make a DIY J.Crew Inspired Pasta Necklace


– 1 box of penne pasta shells
– Paint
– Paint brush
– String or yarn
– Wax paper


  1. Paint your pasta on top of your wax paper to avoid a huge mess! ;)
  2. Using at least three different colors, paint 12-16 pasta shells.
  3. Once dry, string your pasta on your yarn and tie a bow to finish.

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Photography for Best Friends For Frosting by Jenn Bartell

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