DIY {custom cork trivets}

I love using cork for projects…and I decided to try out my woodburning tool on a cork trivet set I purchased from IKEA. I always need a trivet for hot items, but hate how they always look mismtached or just not too pretty. This is a fun project to keep your table looking cute while the food is still cooking. I wanted these to actually be used as trivets, so I burnt the image instead of painting. I just wasn’t sure how paint would endure with lots of heat. I only did one side of mine, but I’ll probably go back and do unique designs on the back of each so I can use one at a time if needed.

My materials: trivets, woodburning tool, print out of my design1009trivet-01

Step 1: Tape the design to the trivet

Step 2: Burn through the paper onto the cork

Step 3: Enjoy some ice cream cake1009trivet-02

Step 4: You’ll see the faint burn marks from burning through the paper.

Step 5: Darken the outline of the design

Step 6: Darken the interior of the design using the flat end tool1009trivet-03

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Other uses for cork trivets can be mini corkboards to hang. I freehanded the design (inspired by a wallpaper that I can’t find now) on this one using the same steps as above (but freehanded instead of traced)1009trivet-04

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