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By CDC from FL
Mix kids and mud and you have a kid having fun. With just a little structure they can make a trivet for a gift in no time.
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Note: If you choose shank buttons make sure they are no taller than the top of the craft sticks or cut the shank off with nippers.
By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE
Trivet made with recycled sealer rings and yarn. Thread needle with yarn and wind it around six of the sealer rings, completely covering each ring. Tuck ends back through yarn and cut.
Go to Home Depot or Lowe's ceramic tile department. Choose a tile that is one color, but has a design in it.
This is a guide about making a folded paper trivet. This recycled craft is fun and easy enough to have children help make some to give as gifts.
This is a guide about making a chopstick trivet. When you have a collection of disposable chopsticks, you can reuse them to create an attractive trivet to protect your furniture.
This is a guide about making a tongue depressor trivet. Get out your crafting drill and a supply of tongue depressors and make a decorative and useful trivet.
This is a guide about making a wine cork trivet. Wine corks are often used in making handcrafted trivets.
Old greeting cards can be used in many crafts. Use a favorite one to make a unique trivet. This is a guide about making a greeting card trivet.
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What do you put on the corks so when you put a hot dish on there it doesn't melt the corks?
By Joan D
Nothing, the corks are not damaged by the heat from pots, etc. This is why cork trivets are popular.
I am looking for ideas for a trivet. We are having a summer camp and want to use stamps. I was thinking of something like a tile.
Kerry from Winnebago, MN
You can glue 4 of them together to make a large trivet or just use 1 and put decals on them or stamp on them.Another really cute idea we did in our first grade class was to take 1 tile,put your design on it,and on the back take half of a wooden clothespin,the piece with the spring attached, and glue sideways across the bottom to make a stand.Then take another whole clothespin and glue in the middle straight up to hold a recipe or note cards.Makes a beautiful craft project!!!!!
You could use felt. cut 2 of the same shape, glue together with Elmer's glue, and decorate with stamped on designs. Both sides could be the same color, or 2 different ones.These could be cut out with craft scissors that make fancy edges, and fabric markers/sharpies,fabric paint could be used to decorate them.
These could also be sewn together with batting between the layers, then decorated.
You could use felt to make a hot pad/trivet.
Cut 2 pieces and glue together. You could use the same color, or 2 different ones, and cut them out with the craft scissors which make fancy edges. These could be decorated using stamps, fabric paint, markers, sharpies. They also could be sewn together. Felt is frequently available in the sale fabric section of JoAnn's Fabrics, and Elmer"s glue will hold felt together. Could be done fairly inexpensively.
If you have funds, you can buy discontinued ceramic tile from stores like home depot or lowesor local flooring stores at low prices. Stamp your design on with acrylic for glass, let dry and then add marbles at each corner for feet and you have a trivet/hot plate. Great gift for Mother's day, too!
My son is getting married soon and I wanted to decorate a tile to use as a hot plate and also some for coasters. What would you suggest for decorating both and sealing them so the paint/decoration is not damaged? Can you put stickers as a decoration on them then put something on top to seal and bake them? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
By Lil from FL
I believe they make paint markers that would work. Try asking a near by crafts type store or search the web online on Michael's Crafts Store. I think your answer will be determined by whether or not the tile you have is already sealed.
Hello Lil, I did a tile trivet using a black 'n white picture printed on regular paper, from my personal photos. I tore the picture a bit larger than the tile. I carefully burned the edges for effect. Then using Hodge Podge I painted some on back of the pic. Using a boning tool, I smoothed out air bubbles. When dried, I put a coat of Hodge Podge on the top of the pic. You may want to use something more durable if using a lot. I then used a dry paper towel wadded up and blotted the wet surface. This gave it a cloth like texture. You can use cork board for back to prevent marring surfaces. I used a 4 x 6 white tile. Hope this is of help to you. Peace<3
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I would like instructions on making a ceramic tile hot pad or trivet. I made one in junior high school, but don't remember the exact instructions.
The one I want to make is with four 4 inch or 6 inch ceramic tiles on a board. It is put on your table to put hot dishes on. I don't know how to attach the tiles to the board with grout or glue? Can anyone help me?
By NanaMay from Mulhall, OK
You could just attach a thin sheet of cork cut to fit on the underside with glue or glue the sort of thick round felt or round cork pieces that are often used to keep the bottom of an item from causing scratches to table surfaces on the underside of all four corners.
In either case just make sure to wipe clean instead of immersing in water. (02/15/2010)
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By Julianna from Princeton, NJ