Chopsticks make food more special. That is my professional foodie opinion.
DIY painted chopsticks increase food specialness by 136%. I’m just shooting out nonsense exaggerations, but still. Paint + chopsticks = super special.
Also, DIY + easy = yay! Basically what I’m saying is, this project is a recipe for awesome.
DIY Painted Chopsticks
Skill Level: so so Easy
Time: 1 active, 2-3 hours total for drying time
What You Need:
- chopsticks or your choice of wooden utensils
- fine grit sandpaper
- painter’s tape
- craft paint
- paint brushes
- clear spray paint or clear brush-on finish
What You Do:
This couldn’t be easier. Lightly sand the area of the chopsticks that you plan to paint and wipe away the dust. Tape off the chopsticks and paint. You’ll most likely need several coats. When completely dry, seal with clear spray paint or brush-on acrylic, your choice.
Tip: stick your chopsticks into a thick piece of styrofoam—that way you can paint all the sides at once.
That’s it! Just remember to hand-wash these babies and be gentle with the painted part.
I didn’t photograph the whole process
because I am a lazy-ass blogger because it’s so easy y’all don’t need step-by-step pictures. But if you have any questions, ask away.
Look how freakin’ delicious that inari looks with polka-dot chopsticks! I am using them for every meal from now on, guys.
What do you think of my first attempt at painting utensils? Do you like eating with chopsticks? Or do you have any wooden utensils you want to paint?