Introduction: Chopstick Coaster

materials and tools needed
-lots of chopsticks
-glue(hot glue)
-knife(my gerber)
-marker (for white board)
-cutters(any cutter that is strong)
-white board(not required,i used it to plan stuff out)

Step 1: Preparation

start by splitting the chopsticks in half

Step 2: Planning

start by planning what the shape and size will be.
I'm making the shape an octagon so its almost a circle
plus it doesn't take up a lot of space like a square

Step 3: Making It

i cut the chopsticks into 8 pieces.
each pieces is 1.5 inches long.
then i made it into an octagon and glue it together

Step 4: Making

then start to add on to the frame
i cut the half chopsticks so they can fit the length and glue to the frame

Step 5: Repeat

finally add another frame to the other side so that each side are the same

Step 6: Optional

i added a piece of cardboard to the flat side side so that it act as a cushion when set on a table

Comments

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GeeDeeKay made it! (author)2012-06-07

Love the design. You could also try cork instead of cardboard for the bottom. Rolls of cork are easily available online or at big box stores and could make a more finished look. Just a thought...

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vincentn1818 made it! (author)vincentn18182012-06-07

I did think about doing that but I wanted to project to be quick and easy with around the house items. If I were to make a lot more I would probably do that. Thanks :)

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ChrysN made it! (author)2011-08-04

They look great! Nice idea.

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~Z~ made it! (author)2011-08-03

Are these sturdy? It looks like they might collapse if used enough. Especially if you have a hot drink or carry the drink by the coaster. But this is pretty cool!

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vincentn1818 made it! (author)vincentn18182011-08-04

the cardboard helps out on the bottom ,it acts like an extra foundation.
Over all it shouldn't collapse,unless it was built weak,and if you slam your cup on it causing it to break. thx

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