4 Feb 2014

DIY Wooden Bead Trivet

Since I've had kitchen's on the brain lately, I think it's a good time to share a kitchen-related DIY. I have been meaning to make this wooden bead trivet for quite some time.  It reminds me of all the Finnish kitchens I've been to growing up.  They always seem to have trivets made of some kind of natural material.  There's a handy leather loop that makes it easy to hang as well.

To make a trivet you will need wooden beads and leather cord.  My "beads" were 1 1/4" in diameter.  The beads were actually wooden doll heads that I drilled holes into, but you can easily find predrilled beads as well.

Step 1:  Thread your beads onto a leather cord leaving about 3" of cord at either end.  You can have your pre-schooler help you (we did this just before bedtime which was a nice wind down activity).

Step 2:  Tie the ends together to make a circular shape.  Then tie the leftover leather cord again at the top to make a loop for easy storage when you're not using it. 
*you may want to rub a little salad bowl wax on your beads to seal and protect them.

As you may have noticed by now black, white and natural wood tend to be my base colour palette lately and I'm hoping my new kitchen will reflect those colours/materials - if we ever get to that reno.  We've had a bit of a setback with our roof ice jamming this weekend.  We'll see the extent of the damage to our attic and ceilings this week which may change/delay the reno schedule.  I have my fingers crossed that the kitchen will still be a go once we sort out this ice jam.  Ahh, it's been a fun winter!

p.s., in case you were wondering the teapot and cups are from David's Tea.  They were a gift from my sister.

20 comments:

  1. Sorry hear about your ice problems! Not the kind of problems you really want. I hope it is nothing major and that your plans for the kitchen reno can go on. Love the teapot! Reminds me of Marimekko tea pots http://usstore.marimekko.com/home-decor/Unikko-teapot-030.asp
    Hugs to all!

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  2. that is so clever! and i LOVE your teapot- i noticed it right away!

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  3. The photos are so gorgeous! What a simple and PRETTY project!

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  4. I love it-how brilliant but easy!! And that teapot is too cute- it makes me want to be a tea drinker!

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  5. What a fun and pretty project to do together! I hope your ice jam doesn't cause too much damage...that's no fun at all.

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  6. Very cute! So simple and such a great idea :) I love your Scandanavian style! xo Kristin

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  7. so simple, so pretty, and so useful--great job!

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  8. What a creative idea! I love your photography...you have the most attractive pictures!

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  9. Clever and oh so beautiful! I love the black/white/natural combination!

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  10. I am obsessed with wooden beads. This is a creative use for them. Love it. Pinning!

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  11. How unique!! So simple too. And I'm crazy about that pot!! Thanks for sharing where it's from because I WILL be getting it!

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  12. So simple & gorgeous! I love it handing on the birch branch. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  13. bah! thanks for the reminder lol... i started making these in november lol... then christmas came... and we all know how that goes... ;)

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  14. Oh, how beautiful!
    I could also imagine a trivet completely from beads, meaning one, where also inside the outer ring would be filled. (Do you understand? Sometimes my ability to express myself in English does come to an end…)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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  15. I've always wanted to make one of these....I LOVE IT ! ..but then again, I love everything you do...thank you for sharing...xo

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  16. I love all the black white and natural wood. It is so clean and lovely

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  17. This is so cute! It's like a little wreath when you're not using it!

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  18. Hi, not sure if you have seen this. Not sure who copied whom - leave it up to you to tells what happened here, but seems too much of a coincidence... Everything - the timing of the posts, the idea itself, and the teapot used... If you have seen the idea on apartment therapy site, I don't see you mentioning it in your post. Otherwise, you should probably follow with AP.

    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-home-decor-how-to-make-a-modern-beaded-wood-trivet-apartment-therapy-tutorials-199810

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Apartment Therapy contacted me after they saw my post to let me know they were working on publishing a project almost exactly the same. It appears to be a coincidence. I had this project originally published at another site the week before I published it here. I think the project at Apartment Therapy is really lovely as well.

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