DIY Farmhouse Wooden Trivets
These darling wooden trivets are so easy to make, and add the perfect farmhouse charm to your kitchen!
Aren’t they adorable? I LOVE them so much! Best of all, they’re a simple and quick project that can be done in under an hour and cost me about $4 for all three!
I don’t know how it happened, but we lost some things in our move to Old Salt Farm , including my wooden trivets. I like to have several in my kitchen, so I can protect my countertops and table tops from hot pots and pans, so I knew I needed to make a few more. All I needed was a few wood pieces, some stain, and a little paint, and I found myself with the cutest wood trivets ever!
Here’s how to make your very own set! (affiliate links are included below for your convenience!)
FARMHOUSE WOODEN TRIVETS
-1×8 board or 8 inch wood scraps
–stain ( I used Minwax Provincial-my favorite!)
-white spray paint or craft paint
–desired stencil (I cut mine out on my Silhouette Cameo)
- Cut your 1×8 board into perfect squares. Make sure you measure the actual width of the board before cutting–even though it’s an 8 inch board, it’s not technically 8 inches, and they can vary. If it’s 7 3/8, then make your cut a the 7 3/8 mark so you’ll have a perfect square.
- Stain your wood pieces with your favorite stain and let dry completely.
- Use your stencil and paint to apply it to your trivets. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out numbers (4 inches) , because they speak farmhouse to me! You could put anything you want on them though–names or initials for personalization, or even words like “farmhouse” or “eat”. As a note, I also prefer to use spray paint for a lot of my stenciling. I know, it sounds a little weird, but spray paint holds up much better than craft paint and goes on really well. I just shake the can well, spray some paint on a paper plate (not foam), then use a foam brush to apply it. I might have to spray the plate a few times throughout the process, but it works really well!
- Once the paint is dry, use a sander to go over the edges and stenciled paint to distress and weather it and give it that farmhouse look.
And you’re finished! And if you’re making yourself a set, think of people you might want to give them to…they make adorable gifts!
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
These sure are cute! AND I just got my Silhouette Cameo in the mail today. Never used one, but I am dying to try it! Thanks for the fun and simple idea!
YAY for a new Cameo! I’m so excited for you!! This is an easy project that’s great for learning on. :) xoxo
I love these! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial!
You are so welcome!!! xoxo
Great idea! I would probably add little pads to the bottom of each corner so my table didn’t get scratched. Thanks!
I made some of these as gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!! I wish I could share a picture but I’m sure how. I did the word eat on one and spoon, fork and knife ok another. They turned out so cute!
That sounds SO cute! Perfect gift!! xoxo
Did you a protective spray over the paint?
I didn’t–I was okay with them weathering through use. It’s funny, though–even after a year of almost daily use, they look almost exactly the same! You could definitely add a protective spray if you want to, though. xoxo
What color & brand of stain did you use? I stained mine but I love the color you used.
I used Minwax Provincial!