This trio of wooden trivets are easy to make but perfect for the inevitable holiday entertaining.
You’ll need wood beads, approximately 1″, leather cord, scissors and olive oil.
These 3 were exactly 2 bags of beads and fit snugly inside
I simply strung the beads onto the leather cord until I had the amount
of beads I wanted. I crossed the ends over each other and stretched the
leather a bit by squeezing sections of the circle together. Then I pulled the
leather cord as tightly as possible, doing this 2 or 3 times to make sure you
have the cord pulled as small as possible. I tied the end in double knots and
left extra on the ends to make a loop for hanging.
Leaving the largest and smallest rings bare, I rubbed each bead, before stringing
together, with olive oil to give them a darker, richer color.
The wood is durable and over time will darken under hots surfaces.