8 Genius Ways to Make a Trivet

Photo: Aaron Dyer

We love anything that's multifunctional. Take trivets, for example: Any hostess will recognize that a decorative piece to place your pots, dishes, and drinks isn't simply practical, it expresses your home's personality. Here, we've gathered our favorite projects.

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Wooden Beads Trivet

Aaron Dyer

Who knew that such a modest idea — a table trivet — could function as an art piece too? All of your dinner guests will want to know how you made this easily craft-able wooden bead trivet. Next, they’ll want to know if you can make them one too!

02 of 08

Leather-Handle Trivets

leather handled trivet tablescape
Lennart Weibull

Face it, trivets are handy items to have on hand in the kitchen. These leather-handle trivets are even more so as they actually have handles. Never know what to do with your scrap pieces of fabric and trim? This kitchen must-have craft does!

03 of 08

Macramé Trivets

macrame trivet
Chelsea McNamara Cavanaugh

Macramè has been having a crafting moment with savvy DIYers creating everything from macramè hanging planters to woven wall tapestries. In true macramè fashion, these trivets will be a quaint addition to your table crafted of wire and metallic knotting rope.

04 of 08

Dyed and Braided Trivets


When making a protective trivet, you need look no further than your home for the supplies to make it. Case in point: these surface protectors were made by weaving together strips of dyed ticking fabric.

05 of 08

Copper Trivets

Seth Smoot

Adhering metallic copper sheets to painted art board squares (12’ by 12’’) is an easy way to add a bit of shimmer and shine to your table anytime of the year. .

06 of 08

Felted Trivets

Kate Mathis

Even that old sweater protected you from the cold can be given new life: give it a hot wash in the machine and it'll protect your tabletop from heat as a makeshift trivet.

07 of 08

Corkboard Leaf Trivets

Seth Smoot

In less time than it takes to make gravy, you can create a simple, inexpensive accent for your holiday table. If you can trace a leaf (using our downloadable template), you can make a stylish trivet.

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Stone Tile Trivets

Aaron Dyer

Wondering how you can add a more feminine touch to your counters and table surfaces? Stenciling lace-inspired patterns on a tile trivet just might work. Of course, it will really help using metallic paints for the finishing effect.

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