Friday, January 24, 2014


In our cozy apartment we have very limited counter space. We have a small roll out island that we put in the middle of the kitchen that has a wood surface.  I use this as my main counter space in the kitchen. I always put hot pots and pans straight from the oven or stove directly on it. My husband always warns me that I am going to burn the countertop or even worse, our house down.

To solve this problem we made Valentines theme trivets! We found them in packs of three at IKEA- here- for like 3 bucks. We thought it would be cute to do conversation hearts. 

1) Cut out contact paper to use as your stencil. We are lucky enough to have a friend in our craft group that did this for us with her craft machine. 

2) Stick the stencil on the trivet and then use Mod Podge to seal the edges.

3) Once dry, paint over the stencil and wait for it to completely dry. (The middle one was supposed to say "Hot Stuff" but I was impatient and didn't wait long enough for it to dry. I peeled it off and will just keep it as my year round trivet.)

4) Peel off the stencil and finish with a paint sealant.

The finished product:

Keep in mind these are 7" trivets.  Much bigger than a drink coaster. 

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