DIY Wine Cork Trivets / Hot Plates

Supplies:

 

1.  4 3/4" x 4 /34" piece of wood

2.  18 Wine Corks (no synthetics)

3.  Tube of Liquid Nails

4.   Rubber Feet

5.  A small amount of arcrylic paint for edges

1. ​Paint the Edges

 

Paint the edges of the wood any color you desire. This is to ensure the finsihed trivet will have edges that look more polished.

2. Arrange

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Arrange your corks to the pattern you prefer.  

 

If desired for your design, you can cut the corks easily by boiling for a few moments, and then slicing with a serated knife.  (I did not cut any of my corks)

3. Glue

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Squeeze the liquid nails onto the wood backing and spread into a even layer with a plastic knife.

4. Secure

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Place your corks onto the glued surface.  Then place something heavy on top of the trivet.

 

The glue will set in 1 hour, and will cure in 8.

5. Wrap with Ribbon

Add rubber feet to keep trivet from slipping while in use.  

 

Wrap around a bottle of wine with a pretty piece of ribbon and gift as a great holiday or hostess gift!