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19.3.12

12 DIY: Paint Dipped Chopsticks

Contributor post by Penelope and Pip



{Today we welcome another new regular contributor to the blog, Rachael from Penelope and Pip!. Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. She is one of our DIY contributors and we're super excited to share her first today!}

Hi! Rachael here from Penelope and Pip. We are super excited to be a new contributor to Poppytalk's DIY projects.

Today's paint dipped chopstick project takes no time at all, but certainly adds a lot more fun to the dinner table. They would look really lovely at your next dinner party!

Let's get started with materials.


Materials:
  1. Wooden chopsticks
  2. Non-toxic paint
  3. Paint tray
  4. Soft bristle paint brush
  5. Water in a container for cleaning brush
  6. Masking tape
Now for the fun part! How to make our chopsticks pretty.


Step 1: Mask off the amount you want to paint. Keep in mind you want to stay away from the food end even though you are using non-toxic paint.


Step 2: Paint the end of the chopstick. You may need to give it several coats depending on the paint you use (I painted mine three times).


Step 3: This is the final step. Just wait for your paint to dry and peel off the masking tape to reveal a nice sharp end to the painted part. If you have a non toxic food safe sealer you could also seal them before you remove the masking tape (this way you can use them over and over again!).


Now, all you have to do is get first dibs on your favourite colour for your place at the table and enjoy some pops of colour with your sushi.

Easy!

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Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. You can sneak a peek at her illustrations here and see what other projects and adventures are inspiring her on her blog too.

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Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

COOL! Spring and sushi, here I come!

Tina / lifeinsketch.com said...

Great idea! Looks super easy to do also!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Great idea so folks don't get their chopsticks mixed up at a dinner party. You could colour coordinate with their wine glass charms if you wanted to get really clever!

Tracey Fisher said...

Adorable project and beautifully illustrated. Can't wait to check out the blog.

Paislea Elyse said...

how cute are these?!

drop by allister bee soon!

MrsF said...

Very cute idea! Love the colors!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Eee, love this idea! So simple and so cute! Have to do this next time I get my hands on some chopsticks.

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

Courtney said...

so pretty. years and years ago my sister and i would make these and wear them in our hair to hold our buns.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Pinning! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Lisa Lehmann @StudioJewel said...

love this idea. super fun! thank you for sharing :)

Emily said...

I love his idea, are these washable though?