Thursday, September 4, 2014

DIY: Spooky Trivets

Today I'm up at 
PINK PAISLEE
with a pair of DIY Halloween Trivets!
 These are super simple to put together, make an economical gift
 and can be created with any theme in mind. I found several different ideas
 on Pinterest where crafters used old greeting cards,
 photos, gift wrap, etc…many possibilities! 


First, you will need a 6″X6″ ceramic tile for each trivet (or any size), Mod Podge, 
sponge applicator and cork or felt for the backing. I also used Beacon’s “Fast
 Finish Decoupage” for my final coat, which gave the trivets an extra shiny luster.

I’ve used an array of papers and embellishments from the Switchboard and
Hello Sunshine Collections. To begin, cut each base paper to 5.75″ X 5.75″.
se a shaped die, cutting file or template to create your basic design for each trivet.
 Adhere the design to the base paper and machine-stitch around the perimeter if you’d like.


Adhere any flat details to the design before you attach to the tile. Using the sponge
 applicator, apply a generous coating to the tile. Also, if you have machine-stitched 
on the paper, be sure to add a layer of mod-podge around the nooks and crannies
 of the stitching so that the paper doesn’t bubble around it once applied. Place the
 paper onto the tile and press into place; be sure to press out any air bubbles as well.



Next, apply a coating of Mod Podge over the top of the paper, making sure to keep 
your brush strokes going in the same direction. Allow that coating to completely dry.
 If you have the Beacon Decoupage or another high gloss sealer, add a coating 
of it and allow to dry next. 


Finally, embellish with fun notions like buttons, fabric flowers, ribbon and of course 
Pink Paislee embellishments! Although the finished trivets are purely decorative, 
they can be displayed on plate hangers, easels or just laying flat on a side table. 
Let the little ones help or make their own for their rooms! 
Thanks for letting me share with you today!

1 comments:

  1. How cool are these?!?! I say they are uber cool and wouldn't they be cool with letters for initials or spelling out JOY. I think you are amazing - when I talk about your precision with crafting, I mean how perfect everything always looks - no mistakes, everything is crisp, no bubbles in your modge podge-ing!! One of the reasons I would love to craft with you is to pick up tips on how you do things that never look messy or thrown together!! I love your style and just flat out am a big fan!! Maybe I could be the President of your fan club?!? please!!!

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