Bring a bit of nature to the table with a trivet made of twigs.
Using floral shears, cut 16 pieces (each 6 1/2 inches long) from 1/4-inch-thick twigs collected from your yard or bought at a floral-supply store.
Cut 2 lengths of waxed twine (each 18 inches long). Fold 1 length of twine in half, and place 1 twig inside loop, about 3/4 inch from end of twig.
Wrap twine around twig, and make a double knot. Repeat with other length of twine at opposite end of twig.
Place another twig next to first; wrap and double-knot twine at both ends. Repeat with remaining twigs.
For final twig, double-knot underneath, and trim twine. The finished trivet will be about 6 inches wide. Glue felt to bottom of trivet to protect tabletops.