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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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DIY Cork Trivet

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jun 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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DIY Cork TrivetWisconsin might be a beer drinking state by tradition and history, but wine is having its moment here and across the country. (The French and Italians are saying “Finally!”) In fact, I found a bag of wine corks at Goodwill for a couple of bucks. Someone probably had intentions of making something with them, but gave up. That person’s loss is my gain!

DIY Cork Trivet

I started with a sheet of cork (what else?) for the base and a glue gun. The thicker the base, the more stable your trivet will be. This piece is 3/8-in. thick.

DIY Cork Trivet 

I cut a 7 in.-by-7 in. section from the cork sheet.

DIY Cork Trivet

Then simply glue the corks to base in a pattern that appeals to you. Fast and easy. A great gift or use it to protect your table with hot dishes straight from the oven.


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