Greeting Card Trivet

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Create a Christmas trivet from an inexpensive tile and a recycled Christmas card or wrapping paper. It can be displayed on an easel when not in use. Makes a great Christmas gift along with an inexpensive easel! Finished tile trivet project (square format).


Editor's Note: This project was received too late for Christmas, but we decided to publish it anyway as you could modify it's seasonality by the type of card or wrapping paper you use.


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  • white 6-inch glass tile
  • Christmas card or wrapping paper
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush
  • scissors
  • clear acrylic sealer
  • felt or cork
  • craft glue


  1. Cut out your design so that it is slightly smaller than the tile.
  2. White tile and Christmas card front.

  3. Cover the tile with a layer of Mod Podge.
  4. Apply Mod Podge to tile.

  5. Place your image over the layer of Mod Podge.
  6. Beginning to apply Mod Podge to card front.

  7. Apply Mod Podge over top of image.
  8. Layer of Mod Podge on card.


  9. Allow Mod Podge to dry completely.
  10. Spray the tile with acrylic sealer and allow to dry.
  11. Apply a second coat if necessary and allow to dry.
  12. Cut cork or felt into squares to fit back of tile.
  13. Use hot glue or craft glue to adhere the backing to the tile.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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January 12, 20121 found this helpful


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October 19, 20151 found this helpful

Lovely Christmas trivet.

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December 9, 20190 found this helpful

Does this hold up when a hot pan is put on it?

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December 21, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you for this idea, I have Cards from my mother of Christmas past but the one from 2020 was my last for she passed away April 1 2021 & I would like to preserve this. Gonna try this idea for the last Birthday card too she sent me just before she passed.

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