Macaroni art is as much a part of Mother's Day as brunch and sentimental cards featuring sunrises.

If you have a mom, chances are that, at some point, you showed your love for her via dry pasta. If you are a mom, you've probably re-glued that one piece of macaroni that keeps falling off the frame hanging in the hallway at least once. While we would never suggest taking the macaroni out of Mother's Day, we do recommend classing it up a little to leave Mom wowed by your mad carb-crafting skillz.

Check out some new twists on the old art of crafting with noodles, or, as we like to call it, Extreme Macaroni Art:

 

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    Penne Necklace

    Give Mom penne that other moms will pine for this Mother's Day. The By Wilma crafting blog instructions for this painted penne necklace seem pretty simple, and it's so pretty, Mom might wear it even when you're not looking.

    bywilma.com
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    Pasta Candleholder

    Hanna, the Norwegian crafter behind the Charming Christmas blog, took pasta to a whole new level with her candleholder made from pasta rosette. The pasta can also be painted Mom's favorite color. Make two and slide in the dinner candles for the amazing meal you're going to make for her.

    Divine Party Concepts
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    Bow-Tie Hair Clips

    Mom spends so many hours wrangling gum out of other people's hair, so say thank you with clips for her hair made from bow-tie pasta. Carli from Simply Notable says this project is so easy, it was created by her young daughter.

    Simply Notable
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    Noodle Bracelet

    This trendy macaroni bracelet is as easy as dying noodles, stringing them together and attaching clasps. The Frugal Foodie has the full instructions.

    Frugal Foodie
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    Pasta Painting

    Get creative with Mom's pasta painting this year by dying your pasta and creating an original painting on a canvas. Full instructions on the Arts and Crafts Experiment.

    taace.blogspot
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    Pinwheel Pasta Tea Set

    (For Serious Over-Achievers)

    While definitely not a simple craft project, Mom would certainly be impressed by this pinwheel pasta teapot found on Russian crafting site stranamasterov.ru. Or you could just hit the jewelry store and florist like everyone else.

    stranamasterov.ru