Introduction: Chopstick Rest Made From Chopstick Wrapper
This is just something I came up with so I don't have to put my chopsticks down on the table at a restaurant and either get my chopsticks dirty from the table or the table dirty from my chopsticks
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Step 1: Flatten Your Wrapper
So the first thing you need to do is remove your chopsticks from the wrapper, remember when you open the wrapper try to only tear the very end of the wrapper so you have the longest wrapper possible Once you have removed the chopsticks flatten your wrapper
Step 2: First Fold
The first fold we do is just fold the wrapper in half length-wise
Step 3: Second and Third Folds
Now the second folds, you just fold the outside edges in towards that mid line fold... So the top edge folds down to the middle and the bottom edge folds up towards the middle So you see a kind of diamond shape when you look down the end
Step 4: Fourth
Now you fold the whole long thing in half
Step 5: Fifth and Sixth
And now fold the ends in towards the middle, and flatten them
Step 6: Folded Ribbon
Here Comes The Tricky Part... You need to make sort of a ribbon shape so you can start to tie the knot
Step 7: Tying the Knot
Now you take one of the ends and put it through the loop to tie the knot... Now this can be tricky and you have to be careful with some of the wrappers because I have had some tear on me And you want the final knot to be in the middle so you have equal amounts on the ends
Step 8: Making the Loops
Now you should have a flat knot... All you need to do is push your finger tip into the flat ends and wiggle it a little, you want to do one side, then the other, and then use both hands together so you can make the loops even
Step 9: Ta-da!!
Now you have your own chopstick rest made out of the very wrapper that the chopsticks came from!!! (I left my dirty chopsticks at the restaurant and just brought home the wrapper for the instructable, hence the bic pens) I do this every time I go somewhere with disposable chopsticks!!! Hopefully someday someone will say "wow that's really inventive" and I will become a millionaire