Perfect for everyday elegance on the cheap and a must-have for your next sushi bash.
You will need
- Forty pairs chopsticks
- A ruler
- A piece of sturdy fabric
- Craft glue
- Burlap (optional)
Step 1 Set out the chopsticks Set out the chopsticks, unseparated, next to one another, alternating wide ends to tapered ends, to form a rectangle.
Step 2 Lay out the design Lay out the final design by pulling out the wide ends of the chopsticks about three inches from the top and bottom. This creates a solid, five-inch strip in the middle.
Step 3 Measure Measure the middle strip and cut out a piece of sturdy fabric to act as a backing.
Burlap is a good, sturdy fabric that is also cheap.
Step 4 Glue on fabric Glue the piece of fabric onto the middle section only, and then let it dry for a few hours.
Step 5 Repeat Repeat steps one through four for each additional placemat you want to make.
Did You Know:
Did you know? About 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks are used in China alone every year.