DIY Dip Painted Chopsticks Using Nail Polish

Just thought a fun little gathering would be all the more festive with customized dip dyed chopsticks! Especially because, it’s relatively free! But shhhh… don’t tell Ralph’s that I snatched a handful of “free with Sushi purchase” chopsticks! I was hoping the Chinese food delivery the night before would come stocked with chopsticks but they forgot to include them! – – Since they’re free and technically disposable, there’s no need to seal them because you can just toss them in the garbage at the end of your soiree! However, if you wash them directly after the meal, you may get a few more uses out of them.

What You’ll Need…

* Raw wood chopsticks
* Nail polish
* Sanding block or sand paper
* Bowl


* Carefully remove sticks from their cute wrappers {if you’d like to use the wrappers again} and CAREFULLY break them apart. Occasionally you get a pair that doesn’t split equally so grab a few extra sets.

* Sand down the entire sticks with your sand block or sand paper so they are completely smooth.

* Wash them and let them dry.

* Choose your nail polish colors and simply dip your sticks in, allow to drip, then turn right side up and swirl a little to spread the polish evenly.

* If your lacquer bottles aren’t large enough to accommodate your sticks, simply paint them!

* Rest your sticks slanted in a bowl, making sure they don’t touch each other when drying. Let them air out a few days before your party so they don’t smell like nail polish. {you may also use acrylic paint if you prefer}


Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jennifer

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Looks so much beter, with colour

  • Food And Fashion

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    This is the kind of DIY I’d not be scared to do. It looks really pretty and seems easy so it’s just what I needed 😉

  • FashionCherry

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    That is such a clever and cute idea. I’m guessing one could also use paint instead of polish to do the dipping, right? though, I can see why you’d choose to use nail polish… it’s far more accessible than paint is. 🙂

  • AMARillo NEON Shop&Diy

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Gran idea, otra aplicación más para los esmaltes de uñas.
    Soy una gran entusiasta de la comida japonesa así que lo probaré.

  • Anesa

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! It´s a great idea. I like it! =)

  • Amy

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Look great with the color! Great DIY!


  • mariel janina

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Really great idea, the sticks are so pretty <3

  • thankfifi

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    this is so cute and looks so simple – def will be trying that one! just need to figure out what to feed people now in order to use the sticks!

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Anonymous

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    What a fan-tastic idea!! Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, Sunshine!


    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    This is such a simple way to add that personal touch! I’m definitely filing this away to do for a party soon! Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Another Great Maegan IDEA!

    Xo Megan

  • Maria @ GLD

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    So much fun! Great and super simple idea to decorate a table.

  • Sorcha

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    These are adorable! I wish I could actually use chopsticks, it’s one of those skills I’ve never picked up!

  • Marcelina Fierro

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Your blogs always surprise me!!! You have such unique ideas!!!! Just when I think I’ve seen it all, you make something that blows my mind!!! You are awesome!!! I’ve followed you for little over a year now and you get more talented everyday!!!

  • Cassie

    June 12, 2012 | Reply


    since you’re a frequent DIY-er, how would you suggest I re-vamp an ikea chair?

    Cassie x

  • Kat

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Very cute idea! Are you planning a party?


  • Liesl

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Now this I am in LOVE with! What a great idea, and such a fun way to mark everyones chop sticks for a party…must do this! Thank you for sharing, yours turned out beautiful! 🙂

  • Natalyas Closet

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    So cute~ I love this DIY!

  • Marina

    June 13, 2012 | Reply

    Look really cute!


  • Anonymous

    June 13, 2012 | Reply

    Its so much really and Mind Blowing Design .
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  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    June 13, 2012 | Reply

    I love it! A great way to customize the sticks! This week my DIY sandals are inspired by Tom Binns painted with nail polish. I leave the link and I hope you like!

  • Flash

    June 16, 2012 | Reply

    You have the best ideas.

  • Object of Maya*ffection

    June 18, 2012 | Reply

    How FUN!! Can’t wait to try this!!

  • type-fashion

    June 20, 2012 | Reply

    I wanted to say thanks to you for this great read!!

  • girl pink

    July 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hello beautiful, I just discovered your blog, I’m your new seguidora.Besitos

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