If you are like us, we have lots and lots of hot pads somewhere in the kitchen, but for some reason we either just can't find them or they aren't large enough for a pot or pan. Then even with a hot pad, if it isn't quite thick enough, you can still run the risk of burning the counter or your table.
I have come to really like trivets! They keep the pot up off the counter or table and come in many different sizes and shapes. Well, in browsing the "net," I found a neat idea and decided to give it a try, so here you go, my very first tutorial. I think I did a pretty good job! I did take pictures of the process too! :-)
19 wooden beads that were 12 mm round.
Black 20 gauge wire.
Copper or silver 24 gauge wire.
I didn't get a picture of this next step...
Mark and hand drill or use a small drill bit with an electric drill
and put two holes in the cork (one near the top and one near the bottom).
String the corks and beads alternating onto the black wire.
Then finish off by twisting the wire ends around each other to complete the circle.
Now thread the copper/silver wire through the bottom holes to complete the inner part of the circle.
Again, complete the circle by twisting the wire ends to secure.
If you want to make smaller sized trivets, the following are the items you will need:
12 corks of similar length
24 wooden beads 10 mm round in size.
There you have it! Pretty simple. Now start saving your wine corks and you can have some trivets for your kitchen too. I am also working on some other items made with wine corks, so hopefully I can showcase them as well. We have a Vintner/Tuscan feel to our kitchen, so I am all about adding some uniqueness to it.