Super Easy DIY Trivet Using Wood Beads

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This eye-catching wood trivet has modern, Scandi vibes written all over it.

If you haven't used split wood beads in a craft project before, you will fall in love with them. They are so much easier to use than regular wood beads, which typically need to be threaded together using cording or wire. In fact, this is so simple, you might be inclined to make a few of them. Talk about a perfect hostess or housewarming gift, too!

Things You'll Need

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Step 1

First, lay out the split wood beads to determine how they will fit on the wood circle. You do not need to keep them all laid out when adhering. Start applying the glue to the flat side of the bead and adhere to the wood circle.

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Step 2

Continue gluing the beads onto the circle. Luckily, the wood glue gives you time to adjust the position of the beads, so you can slide them a bit before they completely adhere.

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Step 3

Trim a piece of scrap leather, 7 inches long by 1/2 inch thick. This will add a decorative touch to the trivet.

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Step 4

Use a hot glue gun to attach the leather piece to the back of the trivet, making a loop.

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This trivet is perfect for a decorative touch to your kitchen countertops or table. However, please note that the split wood beads are unfinished, so a very hot dish could discolor the beads.

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Alice & Lois is a DIY and lifestyle blog where twin sisters Sara and Melissa share their inspiration, projects, connection and celebrate the good in life. They create inspiring posts centered around home, family, style and creativity, specializing in simple, yet sophisticated DIY projects. Sara and Melissa live in two very different places – Sara is in the heart of the midwest, Indianapolis and Melissa in the majestic ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Alice & Lois was named one of the Top 10 DIY and Decorating Blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens in 2015 and 2016 and recently named one of the Top 30 DIY Blogs to Follow by Domino.

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