I like to give gifts to our neighbors and ladies I visit from church at Christmastime. I try to come up with something fun each year to go with whatever item from the kitchen I give out. (If you live by me, please look away.) Your neighbors will be so pleased when they receive a Christmas Trivet and a yummy treat from you. Keep reading to see how to make these cute trivets. They can be personalized to match whatever their tastes may be.
You will need some ceramic tiles, one for each trivet, decorative scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, sponge paint brushes, scissors and acrylic sealer spray. For these trivets I got 8 inch tiles. A tip here, buy your tiles at a home improvement store and not a craft store. They are much cheaper there and the selection is better.
Cut each paper to just under the size of tile. You con’t want it to go all the way to the edge. Isn’t this paper pretty? I got it from Stampin’ Up. I love working with them. Their products are so great. This paper is from their Home for Christmas set.
Cover the tile with a generous layer of Mod Podge, being careful that you don’t have any clumps in your Mod Podge. Can you guess why I would say that? I think mine was older because there were lots of clumps. So happy I had another container.
Lay the selected paper on the tile and flatten it out to ensure you don’t have any bubbles or wrinkles and that the paper is straight.
An alternate way to cover your tile is to layer your paper, to create a different look. I cut four strips of this red striped paper and attached that to the outer edges, making sure it was straight and flat. Then I covered the paper and tile with a generous layer of Mod Podge.
Next, I laid another paper over the top, making sure it was added straight. I pressed it down everywhere to make sure there were no bubbles.
For both options I allowed the trivets to dry completely and then I added another coat of Mod Podge over the full tile, allowed it to dry and then added another coat. After everything was completely dry, I sprayed a coat of acrylic sealer on the top of the tile.
I wanted to add something to the bottom of the tile so they are off of the counter top or table when it use and don’t scratch the table. I used these felt pads for these trivets. You could also use a piece of felt glued to the bottom of the tile.
I put them in the corners of the underside of each tile.
These are the finished tiles. If you wanted to create trivets that aren’t Christmas specific, you could select paper that represents the receiver.
When you give them as gifts, you can add a little something to them as part of your gift. Here I have a container of Holiday Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies, a couple of wooden spoons and some spices. What else do you think you could attach to the trivet for gift giving? I’m looking for ideas.