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Today’s DIY gifts idea is a super simple rope trivet. All you need is a few materials and about 15-20 minutes to make this beautiful and functional gift.
This one’s so simple you could even get your kids involved in making it!
-Glue (I used a hot glue gun, not good for kids)
-Rope (I used 7mm size)
With only a 3 materials needed this makes for a cheap and simple project. You can use any rope you like, I chose the 7mm size because it makes for a thicker trivet and gave a more rustic look. I got my rope form Michael’s, but the kind sold at any hardware store will work.
Note: do not pick a nylon or polypropylene rope, as those will melt with high temps.
Start with gluing a folded over piece of rope. Hold it together until it’s dry enough to stay together.
Add glue to the side of the rope and keep adding more and more layers trimming off the ends evenly. Be sure to hold each glued section as you go to ensure it will stay put.
Add layers until you achieve the size you want your trivet to be.
Since I used a hot glue gun I added some more pieces of rope on top to prevent the hot pot from touching any bits of glue and remelting it.
Here’s my finished product…
You don’t have to worry about it fraying too much on the ends because the glue holds it together. I love the natural, rustic beauty of this trivet. This would be a perfect wedding, housewarming or Christmas gift.