DIYdiy projects

diy wednesdays: stenciled trivets

by the curiosity shoppe

we came across these tiles during one of our regular hardware store browsing sessions. normally used to tile your kitchen or bathroom, they’re an irresistible bargain at 45 cents apiece. add a little spray painted design and some stick-on vinyl pads for feet and you’ve got yourself a custom trivet for less than $1. (while we were at it, we couldn’t resist cutting out the same flower silhouette on cardstock to make a few bright little window garlands.) click here for the full instructions (and pattern template) for both projects or just click “read more” below.

have fun!
derek & lauren


here’s what you’ll need:
two 6” x 6” white tiles
8 1/2” x 11” piece of con-tact paper
x-acto blade
spray enamel (available at automotive supply stores)
peel and stick rubber pads
(optional) card stock

1. print out your stencil design directly onto the back of the con-tact paper. (click here to download a printable pdf of the flower stencil we used.)


2. carefully cut out using your x-acto blade.
3. peel off the backing of the con-tact paper and adhere both the positive and negative shapes onto the tiles.


4. in a well-ventilated area, apply two light coats of spray enamel onto the tiles. (we made ourselves a mini spray booth out of a cardboard box.)


5. while the paint is still slightly tacky, carefully peel off the con-tact paper making sure not to touch the paint. let the tiles dry completely.

6. apply 4 rubber pads onto the back of each tile.


*for the window garlands, print out two flowers onto each 8 1/2” x 11” piece of colored cardstock, and cut out with your x-acto blade. punch a small hole in the top and bottom of each flower and attach using thread.

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