Wooden Trivets DIY

3 Materials
2 Hours

When looking to add a touch of color to your kitchen and DIY is (or is not) your thing, try making these easy and colorful wooden trivets. These can cost tons of money but not anymore. The possibilities of colors are endless and you will love the final look.
Step 1- Remove metal springs and take the pins apart carefully.
Step 2
Step 2 - Paint the wooden clothespins and let dry (it dries up pretty fast)
Step 3
Step 3 - Sort the pins
Step 4
Step 4 - Arrange pins accordingly and glue each one.
Step 5
Step 5 - Let dry overnight.
Final look
Final look - This is what my trivets looked like when I was done.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood glue  (Craft store)
  • Wooden clothespins  (Craft store)
  • Acrylic paint  (Craft store)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • Brenda Stewart
    on Mar 27, 2017

    What is placed in the center hole? Looks like a cotton ball but that wouldn't work.

    • Sharon
      on Mar 1, 2020

      You could use a pingpong ball or something simular and as you put your glued clothespins around it to keep them in the shape you need.

  • Chris
    on Mar 28, 2017

    Cute for kids and adults. I wonder if a decoupage clear stone would fit in the middle or mess up the circle.

  • Flo28933832
    on Aug 19, 2017

    • Renee
      on Nov 26, 2017

      What about Aleen's Super Tacky glue? And how does the acrylic paint hold up to heat?

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  • Lisa Sinclair
    on May 9, 2018

    Very pretty! I think they would be a great wall decor,

  • Diane McKeen Breeden
    on Apr 2, 2020

    I am using Elmers Wood Glue to put mine together. I will have to let you know after some use if they stay together or not. I would also tell you not to get the clothes pins from a craft store $$$$. I bought mine from Walmart and the Dollar Store, but Walmart was 100 for $1.97 and 50 for 97 cents.

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