6.20.2014

DIY Monogrammed Trivets


You wanna know what I love?  I love it when I rebound from a craft fail.  This happened to me recently when I decided to DIY some personalized trivets.  

It all started during a trip to IKEA.  (A lot of my stories begin this way...)  It was there that I saw these sturdy cork trivets — perfect for a girl who burns her wood table with some regularity.


I thought to myself, this will be so easy....



I'll cut out some vinyl letters on the Silhouette and make stencils.



Then I can just spray paint the negative space...



And it worked.

Sorta-kinda...

Except the spray paint made the vinyl curl up and lift off of the cork, preventing me from doing more than one coat of paint.


So while the end result looked okay(ish) it just didn't have the crisp, polished look I was hoping for.


Now I'm going to confess:  in a previous life I would have given up and walked away.


But having experienced many craft fails I've learned to be persistent and try again.

Which I did.

 (This time with a Sharpie Paint Pen.)


It gave me a lot more control, didn't compromise the vinyl, and I was able to do more than one coat.

(The fact that I did it in black was probably helpful as well.)

I think this would be a great gift that even a child could make if provided with a stencil.



Want to try your hand at this project?  Here is a list of supplies compliments of Whimseybox.


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3 comments

  1. Looks great! Glad you didn't give up. And, as always, your pictures look great.

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  2. These are so cool. Love all your creative crafts.

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