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Turn Chinese takeout into a lasting hair fashion!
So I was in Chicago recently and I went to Chinatown there. I happened upon this little shop that sold chopsticks for $0.10 a pop, so I picked up a bunch. Upon getting home, I decided to spruce them up with a little color.

Posted by Kalli from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Kalli's 13 projects »
  • How to make a hair stick. Hair Chopsticks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your hands on some cheapy chopsticks.

  • How to make a hair stick. Hair Chopsticks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove from packaging.

  • How to make a hair stick. Hair Chopsticks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Break apart.

  • How to make a hair stick. Hair Chopsticks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using acrylic paints, go over the chopsticks one at a time. Since most hairstyles using chopsticks only require one chopstick, you can do both of them in different colors. Although if you'd prefer to have two of a kind, go for it.

  • Step 5

    Once you've gone over the chopstick with the acrylic paints once, let it sit and dry.

    I recommend that you do at least 2, maybe even 3, coats of paint to each one. This gives the best results.

    Once again, let dry.

  • How to make a hair stick. Hair Chopsticks - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you're daring enough, you can do some sort of design on these babies. For example, I did one in black and white strips. For that I started with a white base coat, then went over with the black. It turned out wonderful and is officially my favorite hair piece now. It kind of reminds me of a spider leg...creepy.



peekaboo · 2 projects
Awesome idea! I'm really pumped to make some of these now.
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
I'm actually not sure if I can put my hair up with chopsticks anymore...I just had it cut off a couple days ago lol. But once I get the chance I'll figure it out. If I can, I'll be sure to How-To it. It's really not that hard. Glad that everyone likes these though!
The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
I'm totally going to make these.
You should definitely make a how to put your hair up with chop sticks. I'm hopeless!!
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
so cute! i love the black and white one too!
Kearyn Malia
Kearyn Malia · Santa Cruz, California, US · 2 projects
very cute! Now just make a how-to put you're hair up with chopsticks and I will be in business.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Those look cute, I love the stripyness!
Kiki · Canada, CA · 6 projects
Aw, how cool! Wish my hair was long enough to use hair chopsticks.
dany d.
dany d.
mega cuteness!!! that is pimplicouse

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