DIY Pebble Trivet
- Bag of assorted, similar-sized pebbles
- Hot Glue
- Cork board, or a piece of doormat, or thick, heavy wool felt fabric
This is a really gross picture because a) the lighting is terrible and b) my hot glue gun is disgusting. But that’s what a well-loved hot glue gun looks like. It has 23 Halloween costumes, 8 school dioramas, and an unknown number of sock puppets under its belt.
Anyway, as you can see in the hideous photo, I took the time to lay out my stones and arrange them to get the least amount of gaps I could. It really helped in the end, as I was able to tell that I needed to save most of my smaller stones for the edging and to fill in gaps here and there.
Start in the center of your circle that you’ve cut from a doormat, corkboard, or thick felt circle. I used an extra little doormat we keep in our camping supplies, and I used a bowl to trace a circle on it and slice it with my craft razor. That was probably the hardest part of this project. The razor wouldn’t go all the way through because it was tiny and pitiful, so I had to use my nice scissors to finish cutting it out all the way.
After you hot glue the first stone to the mat, work your way outward, doing your best not to leave any gaps and to keep the surface fairly flat.
Save the tiny rocks for the edges, where there won’t be room to place larger stones. (See the arrows above, that show where those tiny rocks came in handy) You want to cover the edges up so the fact that your amazing lasagna is resting on a doormat isn’t terribly obvious 😉
TIP: Try not to overdo the hot glue, because you don’t want shiny blobs of it sticking up between the rocks.
I’d love to find a bag of black pebbles and white pebbles, and attempt a monogram trivet – wouldn’t that would make such a cute housewarming gift?!
I’d love to hear if you’ve made a DIY trivet and how it turned out – and especially if you’ve tried to work any kind of pattern into a stone trivet before. Let us know in the comments below!