DIY Snowflake Chopstick Trivets

You know how life sometimes gives you presents?

A couple of months ago I pitched a really awesome Canadian healthy living website called Tuja Wellness. After a lengthy application process, including a sample post and a Skype interview, I was asked to send a few ideas for columns.  I sent along some pitches that I thought would fit their site: going green for non-hippies, being a mindful mommy, the skinny on skinny (diet pros and cons), and then there was this one: retro revamp. It was a total afterthought. I love crafts, I love recycling, and I’m pretty good at it. So I thought, what the heck? Maybe they’ll go for it. And they did.

So now, every two weeks, I get to come up with a fun recycling-related home decoration projects. I’m being paid to do crafts. Happy early Christmas, LJ!

Snowflake Chopstick Trivets

Sushi and Chinese take-out utensils have invaded your kitchen drawers. Hmmm… what to do with that ever growing pile of bamboo sticks?

Chopsticks are great for DIY, and this nifty trivet, inspired by Danny Seo’s book, Upcycling, is easy to make and will be a great centerpiece for your holiday table.


Time: 1-2 hours

Skill Level: Easy

What You’ll Need

Lots of chopsticks – I used about 40 sets
Painting tape
Multipurpose or wood glue
Big heavy books
Optional: glitter, paint

Want the  instructions? Click here!

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