Call a friend to come catch up on the latest news while you make a pebble trivet or two! Just adhere decorative stones onto cork. It takes a bit of time, so it’s a fun project to do with a friend while enjoying a few laughs at the same time.
This is a very flexible craft. You get to decide the size of the trivet and choose the exact colored stones to coordinate with your décor. We made ours large enough for a casserole dish but remember, the bigger you make it the more pebbles you need, so plan accordingly.
DIY pebble trivet instructions
- ⅜” thick cork, cut to desired size
- precision knife
- acrylic paint
- disposable foam brush
- decorative pebbles
- industrial-strength glue
- First, measure and cut your piece of cork to the desired size—we made ours 9″ x 11″ so a casserole dish could be placed on it. Using a ruler and precision knife will get the job done easily.
- Next, paint the top and edges of the cork with acrylic paint that coordinates with the color of your pebbles. Allow it to dry.
- Once dry, arrange the pebbles on top of the cork—be sure none hang over the edges. You’ll also want them to be as level as possible so ditch any that might make the trivet uneven.
- Once satisfied with your arrangement, choose one of the corner pebbles and add a small dot of adhesive to the back of the stone, flip it over and press firmly back into place on the cork. Continue to glue the pebbles along the entire perimeter, keeping them in line with the edges.
- Once the perimeter has been completed, start to adhere the interior pebbles. Start at one corner then work your way across, pressing firmly as you go.