Turns out chopsticks aren't just for eating, they make a pretty awesome lampshade too! All you need for this Craft Of The Day is some lampshade wire, twine and about 75 chopsticks (cheap at the dollar store!). Just keep reading for the how-to.
Photo by Joy Kelley of How Joyful
What You'll Need
Lampshade wires (or thick wires)
Roughly 75 pairs of chopsticks
Hot glue gun
How To Make It
1. Mark 1/2-inch at the bottom and top of each chopstick pair.
2. Cut 4 3-feet long strips of twine.
3. Tie two pieces of twine together and wrap it around one chopstick pair. Secure with a small bit of hot glue on the backside of the chopstick. (Make sure the knot is on the side of the chopsticks and not against the front or back portion.)
4. Repeat at the bottom.
5. Continue wrapping your twine. Always fold the same side over the other for a uniform look and continue to secure with a drop of hot glue on the back side.
6. Periodically test to see if you have strung enough chopsticks together to make the lamp shade and stop when you do. (Should be about 75 pairs of chopsticks.)
7. Carefully untie the beginning knots.
8. Starting at the center, hot glue the chopsticks to the wire lampshade frame.
9. When you reach the end, fold the leftover hemp like with the other chopsticks and secure with glue.
10. Cut off the excess twine and you're done!
For the full photo tutorial, visit How Joyful. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.