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This trivet project combines two of my favorite trends: woodsy wood and geometry. Simple to make and good looking, this would make the perfect hostess gift!

Step 1: What You'll Need

- 10 tree branch discs/slices approximately 1 3/4" diameter and 1/4" thick
* I bought mine pre-cut at Flax art supply store but you could also cut your own. Just make sure the wood is dry.
- 10" x 10" piece of medium thick leather
* I chose a neutral color, but a bright color could also be fun as it would show up in between the circles
- print out of leather backing pattern on 8 1/2 x 11" paper (file attached below)
- Guerrilla Glue or contact cement
- a pen, ruler & exacto knife
- sandpaper (120, 240 & 400 grit - 1 sheet each)
- fabric scissors
- 3 clamps (not pictured)
- 12" x 14" piece of plywood or a large hard cover book
- inexpensive painting brush
- matte Clear & Clean wood finish (water based)


Nice work!! <br>One thought I had was that rather than using all the same size circles, use different sizes to create a random pattern. I did a quick google search and found this. This is a table but think it would also work as a trivet. I also like that the different pieces of wood are stainded different colors. <br>http://www.custommade.com/coffee-table-circular-marble-tile-mosaic-contempor/by/inspiredbynature/ <br> <br>This is just a thought and is in no way meant as a criticism. <br>:) <br>
Nice work!! <br>One thought I had was that rather than using all the same size circles, use different sizes to create a random pattern. I did a quick google search and found this. This is a table but think it would also work as a trivet. I also like that the different pieces of wood are stainded different colors. <br>http://www.custommade.com/coffee-table-circular-marble-tile-mosaic-contempor/by/inspiredbynature/ <br> <br>This is just a thought and is in no way meant as a criticism. <br>:) <br>

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Bio: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design ... More »
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