DIY Farmhouse Wooden Trivets

These darling wooden trivets are so easy to make, and add the perfect farmhouse charm to your kitchen!

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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!

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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!

DIY Farmhouse Wooden Trivets | simply kierste.com

DIY Farmhouse Wooden Trivets | simply kierste.com

Here’s how to make your very own set! (affiliate links are included below for your convenience!)

FARMHOUSE WOODEN TRIVETS

SUPPLIES:

-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)

-sander/sandpaper

DIRECTIONS:

  1.  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.
  2. Stain your wood pieces with your favorite stain and let dry completely.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!

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11 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. YAY for a new Cameo! I’m so excited for you!! This is an easy project that’s great for learning on. :) xoxo

  2. Great idea! I would probably add little pads to the bottom of each corner so my table didn’t get scratched. Thanks!

  3. 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!

    1. 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

  4. What color & brand of stain did you use? I stained mine but I love the color you used.

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