I hope you all like holiday projects because I have A LOT more coming in the next few weeks! I know I’m excited :)
I shared these Holiday Cork Trivets over at U-Create last month and I wanted to share them here with all of you too!
There is so much to think about like handmade gifts, new Holiday decor, hostess gifts… oh, my list is growing! Well, I was at IKEA the other day and I came across a pack of 3 round cork trivets. At $2.99 for all 3, I grabbed them and knew I wanted to use them in my Holiday decor this year.
Using my Silhouette and a little paint, I turned these into a simple Holiday decoration for my home. They are a great way to add a festive touch to a wall, door, mantel, or even in a window.
But wait, there is more! This project can actually serve three functions 1) wall art, 2) a cute holiday cork board and 3) heat trivets for your Holiday tablescape. Talk about a functional gift, can’t beat 3-in-1!
– Acrylic Paints and brush ( I used Americana Snow White, Red Alert and Slate Gray)
– Multi-Purpose Sealer
– Mod Podge (Optional)
1. Start by creating your stencil. I used my Silhouette to create my graphic. I downloaded this set of graphics for the tree and ornament and this one for the reindeer. I first drew a circle at 6.5″ and then changed the line style to dotted. Then I added in my image to the center. I cut the image onto vinyl.
2. Prepare your cork boards. Because cork is a natural material and full of texture, I gave the cork a coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer to prepare the surface. This will help the paint go on smoother and not absorb as much, but it is not required.
3 . Place the stencil onto the cork. Smooth out the vinyl so there are no bubbles.
4. Place a thin layer of Mod Podge or other clear adhesive over the stencil to help the paint from bleeding through. Let it dry. This step is completely optional. I have found that the layer of glue helps my stencils have a really crisp line, but you don’t have to use it if you are happy with how your stencils generally turn out.
5. Paint over the stencil. Be careful not to apply too much paint at once. Once the first layer dries, apply a second if needed.
6. Carefully pull back the vinyl to reveal your design.
7. Apply a top coat of Mutli-Purpose Sealer. If you plan on using them as heat trivets, this will help seal the paint and make them a little more durable.
I always think it’s nice to give a gift with multiple uses that way whoever you give it to will have a use for it :)
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So, so cute Taryn!! I especially love the little reindeer! :)
Very cute!! Since I’m limited on mobility and time right now, this would be something I could actually do! Thanks so much for sharing!
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
These are super cute, Taryn! Don’t you love the Mod Podge trick??
Love the cork trivets, will be making these. Now if I can only find the cork circles or squares to stencil. I have alot of stencils so will use those for the holiday, other times. They are so great and what a wonderful gift to give and so easy to make. I don’t have a silhouette but as I said I do have several stencils. I might have to cut my own circles or squares out of a sheet of cork I have already if I can’t find the ones like you used. No Ikea here, doggone it. Love what a great gift these can be, I was trying to think of something different I could make this year.
So glad you shared this brilliant idea. Happy week
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
Such a cute idea! I love them! Simple yet fun!
Have a great week!
Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says
Oh Gosh…now these are super cute Taryn! Love them
So cute, I would hate to have to cover it up with a drink :)
So exciting with theese stencils! I love them, and cork too. Thank you for wonderful inspiration.
WOw….I adore these! Great job my dear!!!
love! i really need a silhouette:)
LOVE! Now I really need a silhouette. These would make such cute hostess gifts too.
Ellora @ Creatively Southern says
What a great gift idea too!! Love these! So wish I had a silhouette! Maybe Santa…. :)
Love the cute designs!
OHHH how adorable. Especially as an ornament! love!
Great minds think alike… I have some cork coasters waiting to be painted. LOL. Love it! Thanks for the Christmas Coaster idea. Have a fabulous weekend. HUGS!
Adorable! I love it.
Wow, I love the reindeer!
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures says
I love LOVE all three of them! What a clever idea! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
such a cute idea!
Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/christmas-holiday-ideas/
What a great idea! I love how you’ve come up with so many ways to use one project. Megan
Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says
Such a cute idea!! Love it!
Marisa Howard Design says
These look great! I designed some ornaments out of cork coasters similar to yours. Have a peek!
Chrissy @ Two Everyday Divas says
These are amazing! They tuned out so cute, and I really love the deer one! I am totally obsessed with deer silhouetted as of lately so that one is definitely calling my name ;)
Very nice! I just picked up some trivets yesterday and will try the same with them!
Lauren @ MomHomeGuide says
Beautiful trivets! Thanks for the post!
Love these Taryn! I love all of the ideas too of how to use them. So cute!
Kim@ Too Much Time says
Taryn, these are totally freakin cute! I want to hang them on my rustic Christmas tree!If you have a sec this weekend I would be super happy if you linked up at Get Schooled Saturday at too Much Time On My Hands.
They turned out beautifully! And thanks for the tip about using Mod Podge on the stencil – I’ll have to try that.
I’d love if you shared this project at my Show & Tell Party. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/12/show-tell-5.html
Cute idea! You have inspired me, I am making my own but doing a Candy Hearts for Valentines Day. I’m curious if you have used these as trivets and how the paint/sealer held up to the heat. Thanks!