Create the Perfect Father’s Day Gift with All Those Extra Chopsticks Laying Around

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Anyone else eat a lot of Chinese food and never use the chopsticks? Yeah, us too. I just can’t make the friggin’ things work, but because I am a hoarder, they end up in our drawers.

Luckily, I found a way to use them. Just in time for Father’s Day. Yay!

This year, we celebrated Father’s Day a bit early, because we will not be there to celebrate with my husband. Insert tears here. I took my son shopping to buy the Father’s Day presents and he wanted to buy his Dad the candy bouquets they make at the grocery store. When I looked at the price tag of $20.00 I said “nope, we will make our own.” You can do the same! Here’s how:

What you will need:

  1. A mug, mason jar or beer stein. To save even more we used a beer stein we already had. We did purchase the ASU mug because it was on sale.

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2. Unused chopsticks. The exact number will depend on how much candy you want in your mug.

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3. Recipient’s favorite candy. Make sure you purchase a few smaller pieces to place in the bottom of your jar or mug.

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4. Tape and an amazing helper!

How to make:

Step 1. Open and separate the chopsticks.

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Step 2. Pour the small candies into the base of the mug and stein to hold the other candy in place.

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Step 3.

Place the separated chopsticks on the back of the candies and tape into place.

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Step 5. Place the chopsticks with candy on them into the jars. You can add some decorative items on the outside if you would like. I opted to leave them plain.

And, voila! Give to that special man on Father’s Day!

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