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Flying Spaghetti Monster Tree Topper

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This holiday season, show your guests that you have been touched by his noodly appendage with this tree centerpiece!


Can I get a RAMEN!?


Now as a lit ornament!

 
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Step 1: Materials

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Sheet of Yellow Foam (1 long sheet)
Foam Spheres (2)
Googly Eyes or slightly smaller foam spheres


Razor Blade for cutting
Straight Edge
Small pins for setting
Hot Glue

You'll also need a wire hangar and some heavy duty wire cutters to make eye stalks.

Step 2: Make Noodles

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Cut your foam longways into thin strips. I eyeballed thickness and am super happy with the results.

Step 3: Meatballs

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Paint some meatballs!

Some red mixed with a little black for that cooked meatball look.

You should hire on your 10 year old sister when applicable to start building your meatball army!

Step 4: Stiff Wire

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Bend and cut some stiff wire, wire from an old hangar works well. Leave a vertical top to affix your eyes and some extra space at the bottom to press into your meatballs.

Then poke some holes in a noodle and wrap as shown.

Step 5: Attach Noodles to Meatballs

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I started off using pins to get a sense of how things would come together... Once I found the positioning that I liked, I pulled the pins (one at a time) and placed a small dab of hot glue.

Step 6: Eye Stalks

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Glue your eyes to the tops of the eye stalks. Then press the eye stalks into the meatballs. Add a small amount of hot glue at the base to keep them from falling out and/or spinning.

Step 7: Top your Tree!

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If your tree is mobile and/or in a windy location, be sure it's affixed with a firm grip.

You can also diversify and place your symbol of his noodlyness elsewhere.

Tmensa4 months ago
I've been giving these out each year since reading your instructable & they're always popular! I've altered the material list slightly using yellow pipe cleaners for the wire, red puffballs instead of foam and sliced up lengths of Shamwow for the noodles. Thanks so much for something that's given so much pleasure over such a long period of time. Ramen Terry
Goodhart1 year ago
Have any of you seen this?


   
Not a bad idea...
Might traumatize some neighbors (I live right near three different church denominations, as well as two Jehovah's witnesses and one scientologist neighbors...
 D: You poor thing.
Eh, it used to be worse - our local Baptist sections are trying to buy the entirety of my street, but a few years ago all three churches were competing directly.  The petitioners and solicitors were like locusts...
beyza1234 years ago
awesome!!! can't wait to make my own fsm!!
Amir4 years ago
RAmen, Brother.

May his noodliness be with you, always. For surely you've been touched by his holy appendages.
jdtwelve124 years ago
Be that a pirate ship?
trebuchet03 (author)  jdtwelve124 years ago
Yarr indeed! We be a merry crew of deck swabbers!
Gyar. He who is noodly shows his appreciation of yer pirate ship and respects paid to Him.
Yarr, may yer noodles forevarr be delishus an' yer meatballs be rich  an' juicy.

(long-time Pastafarian here, RAmen!)
dobbylvr4 years ago
That is insanely awesome!
RAmen!
Doldrum4 years ago
 I love it!! I wish I had thought of it first.  Goes on me tree next year.
conrad24684 years ago
This cant be a serious religion can it?! IS IT?!?
 Sure is!  lol
trebuchet03 (author)  conrad24684 years ago
The pertinent question here is.... How serious is your religion with respect to disparaging intolerance... If the answer is very serious, then of course it's serious (and perhaps I'm offended you would ask such a preposterous question).

On the other hand, if your religion is okay with you being intolerant, than I ask the same question: "Your religion can't be serious? Can it?"
no disrespect intended comrade. Since your religion has the words "flying", "spaghetti", and "monster" i would assume this was all one preposterously over-scaled joke. Assuming that you are quite serious, then I question your sanity. My religion is very tolerant of other religions we respect all religions (including yours) but respect ends where cruelty begins. Also, My religion is very serious, we have several un-explained miracles (we dont proclaim anything a miracle until it goes through several scientific analysis processes that proclaim it "unexplainable"). I may be ignorant but I havent heard of any miracles about the flying spaghetti monster.

trebuchet03 (author)  conrad24684 years ago
There's no need for personal attacks on sanity ;) While some have gauged my personality against a normalized personality prototype, you are in no position to question neither personality nor sanity ;)


This being said, there have been several miracles this season - especially with the recent deluge of snow in the north east. However this is neither here nor there as religion (any religion) is not defined by it's miracles (if any). Perhaps the Princeton WordNet dictionary can explain better:

"a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny"

Emphasis my own ;)


I see. Good luck with that.
CameronSS4 years ago
AndyGadget4 years ago
You absolute rotter!
There I was, working on my entry for the Chrissy contest and now I have to make one of these.  The angel on top of the tree is looking a bit tired and due for retirement and this will make a fine replacement.
I need to go to the craft shop anyway so add yellow foam to the list.  Just one modification . . . The ball on the right is unlit, the one on the right has a red wide angle LED inside.  I think His Holy Tentacleness would approve ;¬)
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kenbob4 years ago
Excellent work!
lucek4 years ago
very nicely done.
ve2vfd4 years ago
Great job!  A definite must for us Pastafarians! :D

 
quesoman4 years ago
This is very odd.....but i like it. nice job.....too bad i already have an angel as my tree topper. i wonder where it is......got to get that on the tree
lemonie4 years ago
Nice deity.

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omnibot4 years ago
Yarr, sez I. That be a fine tribute to yon maker.
randofo4 years ago
WIN!
Great work; That's hilarious =D
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