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Stenciled Cork Trivets | Ikea HEAT Trivet Hack

In this post: Make plain cork trivets more fun with some craft paint and stencils.


If you’ve ever been to Ikea, you’ve probably tossed a package of these into your cart. ‘Cause you know, they’re just handy to have around.

Ikea HEAT Cork Trivet

If you’ve looked around online much, you may have seen a few DIY projects done to spruce up their plain Jane look.

Not that there’s anything wrong with plain. Or Jane for that matter.

But sometimes a little sprucing can be fun, yes?

Stenciled Cork Trivets

STENCILED CORK TRIVETS

Supplies

Instructions

1. Open the mustache cut file in Silhouette Studio. If using the Ikea trivets, size your mustaches to 6.5″ wide. Otherwise size them to about half an inch smaller than the width of your trivets.

2. Adjust Silhouette settings to cut stencil material and send to Silhouette.

3. Trim between mustaches so you have three separate stencils.

4. Peel backing off of the first stencil and remove the mustache. Center stencil on cork trivet.

STENCIL A CORK TRIVET

5. Dab foam brush in paint and remove excess on paper towel to prevent bleed-through. Then paint over stencil as shown.

PAINT OVER STENCIL

6. Remove stencil and let dry. Repeat for all three mustaches/trivets.

REMOVE STENCIL LET PAINT DRY

MUSTACHE PAINTED CORK TRIVET

Now you can use your trivets as wall art by adding a little double sided sticky tape. (You could even use them as bulletin/pin/notice boards while they’re hanging on the wall.)

MUSTACHE CORK TRIVETS AS ART

Or you could be a real rebel and use them as stenciled … trivets! Imagine!

IKEA HEAT CORK TRIVET HACK

Have you any cork trivets lying around? Have you stenciled anything lately? What’s your take on mustaches as art?

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