January 12, 2012

DIY Stone Trivets and Coasters

I am so happy to welcome Jillian from Things and Such Designs and have her be our very first guest post! No pressure Jillian hehe. We’re so excited to have you!
This DIY project began when my sister and I were surfing Pinterest for some great wedding ideas. We came across a picture of a pot sitting on a stone trivet. My sister jokingly said, “You should make me that for Hanukkah.” And guess what… I did. And now you can make them too!trivet step 10

 Materials- All materials I found at Home Depot
· Stones- I found the flat ones used for kitchen or bathroom backsplashes, this ensures that there is no unevenness in the trivet
· 2 large tiles and 2 small tiles (large for trivet, small for coaster)
· Pre-mixed grout- they come in different colors, I used beige
· Tile Adhesive
· Sponge
· Cheesecloth
· Grout float- or anything flat to spread the adhesive and grout
· Grout sealer- optional
· Felt I had lying around
Steps to making the trivets and coasterstrivet step 11. Take off all of the stones from the netting (skip this step if you bought individual stones)trivet step 22. Take your grout float and spread the tile adhesive on to the back of the tile (the less shiny side)trivet step 33. Immediately arrange your stones to your liking (make sure to press down into the tile adhesive)trivet step 44. Let dry 1-2 days (until dry)
5. Apply grout with grout float to the tile (get in all of those spaces)trivet step 56. Use a wet sponge on the tile to smooth out the grout and remove grout from top of stonestrivet step 67. Let dry for at least one day (1-3 days says the tub)
8. When grout is dry, rub the stones with a cheesecloth to clean it
9. Optional- seal the grout with grout sealer and paint brush and let sit for a few minutes, then rub off with a paper toweltrivet step 710. Cut felt into circles and glue onto each corner of the bottom of your tile, this also works with small pieces of rubber (this ensures that the trivets and coasters don't scratch your counter-tops and will not slip when placing a pot on top)trivet step 8trivet step 9I hope you enjoy these as much as my sister is!trivet step 10

Thank you Jillian for your wonderful tutorial!

Make sure to stop by Jillian’s blog and take a look around.

FYI, It’s the last day to link up to the Fab not Drab link party, make sure to link up all those amazing projects!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen, just wanted to let you know that you won the Horsefeathers gifts giveaway today on the blog. This is part of the forum launch so be sure to email me so I can send them your information.


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