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Old 10-07-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Chopstick Place Mats, Coasters and Runners

I love bamboo and an oriental theme. Here's an idea to coordinate with your dish. Great time of year to think about gift giving.

Chopstick Place Mats, Coasters and Runners

Cut a long piece of string and double it up. Make a knot around the first chopstick about two inches in from the end. Turn the next chopstick in the opposite direction and make another knot. Continue tying, alternating chopstick ends until the piece is the desired length. Repeat the knotting process at the other end of chopsticks to secure.

Other Ideas
Try using a contrasting color for the string for a bold design statement. Cut them in half to make coasters. To segment the wood, score rather than cut through the wood (so the cut piece doesn't go flying through the air), then gently break it. Sand the rough edges with a piece of sandpaper.

Make garden markers. Leave packaged chopsticks attached and write the name of the plant on the wide end. Insert in the ground.


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Old 10-09-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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mish what a grand idea! Thanks!
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