How to Make a Stone Trivet

Create an aesthetically pleasing piece for your home with this how-to!

| March 2018

  • With a few simple steps you can create a new decorative piece for your indoor our outdoor needs!
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  • Cooking, Baking, and Making by Cynthia O'Hara
    Photo by Mango Publishing

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Ideal for indoor or outdoor entertaining, this easy-to-make trivet is as pretty as it is practical.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Stand time: 4 hours
Makes 1 trivet

Items you will need

  • 7-by-7-by-0.5-inch cork board tile
  • Black paint
  • Foam or paint brush
  • Stones with flat bottoms
  • Permanent craft adhesive, such as E6000


  1. Paint top and sides of cork with paint.
  2. Let stand until dry, about 2 hours.
  3. Arrange stones decoratively on cork.
  4. Glue each stone individually onto cork.
  5. Let stand until completely dry, about 2 hours.

Take a walk in the woods on a spring afternoon and look in streams for unique stones to make this trivet. You can also buy stones at dollar stores.

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