15 Nifty Trivets To Make

Trivets are used to protect counter tops and table surfaces from being damaged by hot items resting on them (teapots, casseroles, etc.)…they can also help the container or dish hold some of the heat so the food and liquid items stay hot longer. Here are a dozen crafty ways you can make your own…

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Rope Knot:
This lovely trivet is made with 14 feet of 1/2″ rope, use white or multi-colored if you like. Finished size is 8″.

Custom Cork Rounds: These are made with a woodburning tool and rounds of cork.

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Stenciled Tile:
Pretty! Supplies: White tiles, contact paper, spray enamel, peel & stick rubber pads.

Wooden Beads & Craft Sticks: Here’s a fun, colorful trivet made with colorful wooden beads and craft sticks.

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stilldottie.blogspot.com
Wine Cork Board:
Only 5 or 6 wine corks are needed for this project, the corks are first cut into 1/4″ discs.

Wine Cork:
You’ll need 31 wine corks, a bit of ribbon and a hot glue gun for this nifty project.

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Twigs:
Just goes to show…pretty much anything goes when making trivets 🙂

Tree Stump:
This is made by rolling three different shades of felt strips into a “tree stump” design.

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marthastewart.com
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Fabric Woven: Made with fabric selvages using a DIY wooden frame loom.

Bottle Caps: Crochet bottle cap covers using No. 10 Crochet Cotton, DMC Embroidery Floss or fingering weight wool.

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Cinnamon Hot Pads: Simple yet lovely design, filled with an uncooked rice, cinnamon and cloves mix.

Bottle Cap Hot Pad: Here’s another free pattern for bottle cap crochet, same idea as the one listed above but pattern is slightly different.

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Wooden Beads: A simple DIY using 1″ wood beads, leather cord, olive oil (to finish the beads, optional) and scissors.

Woven Circles:
Crocheted around plastic six-pack rings.

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Rug Yarn: (crochet) Nice & thick with heat-proof protection, made with two colors of rug yarn.

Bottle Cap Crochet – 2 Free Vintage Patterns

*First published June 11, 2007 and moved to this page for better organization

Picture of Pineapple Bottle Cap Hot Mat - Tipnut.comOh my, remember these?

Here are two patterns from a 1959 booklet from Coats & Clark’s:

Pineapple Hot Plate Mat . . . A-227

and

Butteryfly Hot Plate Mat . . . A-228

These patterns are from back in the day when bottle caps were metal–not plastic like we have now. Some drinks today still come with metal bottle caps, I’d use those rather than the plastic.

I think the plastic would be fine covered in all that thread (and thick enough not to melt), but they’re probably too large and the pattern would need adjusting.

Download the pdf here: Patterns.

It looks large online, but should print just fine on 8.5×11 paper.

Source:

Coats & Clark’s
Book No. 113
Color Crochet
Featuring “Knit-Cro-Sheen”
“Speed-Cro-Sheen”
1959

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