Make This Easy Clay and Raffia Woven Trivet

3 Materials
1 Hour

Everybody needs a good trivet. And with zero cooking skills, a good trivet is actually a good plant pot holder. In a (desperate) bid to hold to the last shreds of summer, I wanted to create a Boho Raffia Trivet that looks just as good whether or not you’re using it to hold your pots.

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These raffia trivets are made with natural air-dry clay in both white and terracotta. You don’t need solid weaving skills nor a full afternoon to craft them. It’s actually really easy and the raffia coiling works up so fast!

To start, roll out some terracotta air dry clay. Place a bowl over it and use a sharp knife to cut a disk. Poke holes around the edge of the clay disk with a bamboo skewer.

Measure a length of twine that goes around the trivet plus a few inches. Cut it short and add 6 other pieces of the same length. Gather your 7 lengths of twine and start wrapping them with a piece of natural raffia.

Place your twine against the edge of the clay trivet and loop the raffia into one of the holes.

Next, wrap the raffia around the twine cords a couple of times and insert it into the same hole again.

Wrap the raffia twice around the bundle of twine and insert it into the same hole for the 3rd time.

 Then, simply wrap the raffia around the twine until you reach the next hole.

Once you’ve come full circle, stop about an inch from the beginning. Shorten the pieces of twine and overlap them. Continue wrapping over the twine until you reach the end.

Finally, tie the raffia at the back and cut it short. And voila! Your new raffia trivet is ready to go.

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  • Zeze Zeze on Sep 28, 2021

    How creative..very unique look..well done!

  • Leslie Leslie on Sep 30, 2021

    Lovely and well done. Thank you for sharing your idea and process. One thing I would try to do is use a darning needle to help with threading the raffia through the holes. Liv I have always used polymer clay and never tried to work with paper clay which is I think basically papier mache'. Will the trivet break down with putting either hot or wet things on it? Thank you for taking the time to answer.

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    • Leslie Leslie on Oct 01, 2021