Make a beautiful DIY tile trivet to decorate your table. This easy to make craft repurposes backsplash tiling.
Whenever I find myself in a home improvement store, I wander the aisles aimlessly searching for inspiration for my next project. It usually leads to too many projects in my head and nothing concrete to work with. It also doesn’t take long for a worker to ask if I need help because, yikes a girl in a hardware store – must be lost. “Don’t you have a boyfriend or dad to do this for you” is surprisingly not cute and has happened more than once. Although I received a discount from an auto parts store for being a girl and changing my own oil. Sometimes gender stereotypes work in my favor.
This project was inspired by one of my hardware strolls. In the back by the backsplash tiles, I came up with an idea. What if I added felt to the bottom of one for these sheets and made placemats or a tile trivet? (Maybe placemats coming soon. They are going to be heavy!)
Backsplash tile of your choice.
Knife or scissors
12×12″ piece of felt
Most backspash tiles are rectangular so you need to cut off a few strips of tiles to make it square. Most backsplash tiles have mesh on that back that makes it easy to cut through and separate. A knife worked well to cut in between the tiles and then I cleaned up the edges with scissors.
Use a pen to trace the tiles on the felt. It doesn’t have to be perfect but it does need to cover most of your trivet to avoid scratching your table. Mine was far from perfect so it’s a good thing it is on the bottom.
Use E600 glue to attach the felt to the tiles.
Leave to dry. E600 glue needs 24-72 hours to dry so leave it alone.
Make yourself a pot of tea or fresh pie and serve!