Wine Cork and Embroidery Hoop Trivet
I saw this cork trivet on Pinterest a while ago made with wine corks and a metal hose clamp from the hardware store. I thought that it would be fun to make one with an embroidery hoop.
What you need:
About 40 wine corks
A 6 inch wooden embroidery hoop (just the outside piece)
Piece of cardboard
Piece of felt
Hot glue gun
First, I decided to dye all of my wine corks purple. I simple put a thin layer of cheap red wine in the bottom of a small cookie sheet and then placed the corks face down. I let them soak overnight. They ended out being all different shades of purple.
Next, I let them dry for a little while on a piece of foil. They smelled a little bit like old wine, but after I rinsed them and dried them the smell disappeared.
I then arranged them inside of the outside piece of a 6 inch embroidery hoop. I used 40 corks. Once the hoop is stuffed full of corks, I tightened it as much as possible. Some of the corks in the middle were still a little bit loose, but it did not matter.
I flipped over the trivet and hot glued a thin cardboard circle (from a cereal box), slightly smaller than the hoop. Next, a glued a circle of felt (same size) on top of the cardboard. Now all of the corks are secure.
Now I have a fun place to set pots in the kitchen. This would also make a fun, cheap, and easy Christmas gift.
This post was originally posted at Young and Crafty.