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DIY Black Pebble Trivets

Happy December!  I’m still not sure how November passed by so quickly.  But I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  And have had your fair share of pumpkin treats!  (I’m not even going to tell you how many slices of pumpkin pie I had over the weekend. ;) )


Today, as part of the Michaels Makers team, I’m sharing a quick little gift idea for your friends and family this year.  Something that won’t cost you much at all……but is probably useful for anyone on your list!

All you need is a little cork and a few black pebbles — and you have the perfect spot to place hot pots, pans, and casserole dishes.




And yeah, you could just keep the cork plain-jane…..but how much more fun is it to add some sleek little pebbles, puzzle-pieced together within the edges of your trivets.  Such a fun and quirky look!




You can use whatever pebble color you’d like…..but I’m loving the pop that the black creates against the cork. 




The pebbles are smooth and slightly uneven…..but work perfectly to keep your hot pans off of your surfaces.




Just create a few trivets, tie together in a bundle, add a few kitchen tools, and you have a perfectly unique gift for that favorite friend of yours!




Just remember to keep a few for yourself!




Ready to get gluing??



  • Cork Trivet (7.5 inches across)
  • Black decorative smooth rocks
  • Epoxy Glue


Gather your supplies.  Smooth rocks works best for the this, so the final trivet has a smooth finish and won’t scratch your pans.



Add a generous amount of epoxy glue on the bottom side of your first rock.



And press glue-side down onto the cork, near the center.



Then, add more rocks around that first rock, trying your best to make a tight fit. 



Continue adding more rocks, fitting different sized rocks where they fit, like a puzzle.



Once you reach the edge, try to fit the rocks right up to the edge, without extending beyond the rounded edges.



Let your glue dry completely……and that’s it.


Now create several more!






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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  4. ghahereh says:

    what a nice idea thanks

  5. Oluchi says:

    So simple and yet so pretty. Just started following your blog and am glad I found it.
    Keep up the good work

  6. Heather says:

    I have been following your blog for about 6 months. I love all the detailed projects, especially the sewing ones. I have learned so much reading your tutorials and I’ve been inspired on how to create new things. Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge with all of us and for doing it at no cost to us. I really appreciate it!

  7. Mari Jo says:

    Love this craft. In fact, I made a boot mat with river rocks. The only problem I have is every time I try picking it up, a rock comes lose and falls off. Now it could be that I glued the rocks on a rubber mat, but I was wondering, does any one have any suggestions on how to keep the rocks from falling off? Thanks to all who reply.

  8. Colleen Gray says:

    I scanned by this post on Bloglovin’ and thought “what in the world kind of pie is that??!!” Ha! Really cute idea and a great tutorial! (as always)

  9. Sherry Fram says:

    Love , love this idea!! Thanks for sharing! Will be getting some cork as I already have the rocks & glue! Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend? lol

  10. Joy says:

    I wonder if this would work with whole coffee beans?
    Cute idea!! Thank you for sharing!!

  11. kari says:

    This looks great and so easy to do, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. Pat says:

    What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  13. Maria says:

    I love these! They look so easy to make and also so useful. A whole lot cuter than just using plain ones too. I think I want to make a few for some Christmas gifts. I’m guessing you purchased the supplies at Michaels? I dont have a Michaels around here, so I guess I’m going to have to do some hunting to try to find the right kind of rocks. I love it when you add affiliate links for the supplies, like to amazon and stuff, it makes it so easy to price the items and also purchase them all in one go before I forget about it, lol. Thank you for sharing another great idea. I love all your work! Hope your little one is growing good and healthy :)

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