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.