With 2 pop-up shops back to back (Makers & Friends, bringing UK makers to the High St-we’re at 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh till 19 December), this has been a REEEEAAALLLY busy period for me. And busy periods = lots of takeaways ( = weight gain 🙁 ) So I was super happy when the amazing Gemma of Mayinspire agreed to do an Upcycling Chopstick DIY collaboration with me! You should check out her blog- it’s really cool- I love the quirky, old school newsletter format! And here is her amazing idea for DIY chopsticks! Love seeing how two people can come up with such different ideas.
I’d done a chopstick upcycle not too long ago- a trivet which doubles up as an earring stand so I admit to being a little stumped when brainstorming ideas for this project. In the end, I decided to go with a necklace. The idea was to paint it with glitter polish, tie some cord on and, voila! A contemporary statement necklace. But things didn’t go the way I planned…
The chopstick was longer than the usual, so was a teeny bit too long for a necklace. Happily, an even better idea came to me- toilet roll holder! (I needed one). Take a look and tell me what you think! 🙂
What you need
- (clean!) chopstick
- glitter nailpolish (or glitter & glue!)
- Black cord/ string
Paint part (or all!) of the chopstick with the glitter. Leave to dry.
Tie the cord around one end of the chopstick. Slide the toilet roll on and tie the cord around the other end of the chopstick.
A very modern looking toilet roll holder, if I say so myself! 🙂
If upcycling is your thing, you might be interested to see this DIY for an AMAZING pair of Tom Binns lookalike quotation earrings that I made from a sheet of plastic (that came as part of the packaging in a box)!