How to Make a DIY Wood Bead Trivet

Give your kitchen a personal touch with this homemade trivet.

Show: HGTV Happy
Related To:

Handmade knickknacks help turn a house into a home, so skip the store-bought trivet and make your own with this cute and crafty tutorial. 

More HGTV Happy

DIY Wood Bead Trivet 01:15

Construct a decorative trivet out of painted wooden craft beads.

Materials Needed

  • (36) 1/2" wooden beads
  • 3 shades of paint
  • painter's tape
  • paint brush
  • string
  • (2) wooden dowels
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • drill + drill bit
  • heat-resistant enamel paint

Paint

Tape off half of each wooden bead, wrapping the tape so that it can be used as a stand when drying. Paint the top half of each bead in your various hues of your favorite color. Let dry and remove the tape. 

Drill

Measure 1/2 inch from each end of the wooden dowels, and mark each spot.  Then mark every inch in between. Drill a hole in each of the marks on both dowels. 

String it Up

Tape off the end of the string and thread it through the first hole of one of the dowels. String on six of the wooden beads. Then pull the string up through the same hole on the other wood cylinder and down through the next hole over. Repeat this pattern until all of the beads are strung. Leave extra string on both ends to pull together at the top. Tie into a knot and cut off the excess. Seal with a heat-resistant enamel paint, and start cooking!

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Gold Glitter Stenciled Pillow

HGTV Magazine is mad for metallic! Bring gilded glam to your life with this easy DIY.

How to Make a Golden Raindrop Umbrella

HGTV Magazine is mad for metallic! Bring gilded glam to your life with this easy DIY.

Take Your Workspace From Drab to Fab With These 10 DIY Office Refresh Ideas

Feeling uninspired at work? Boost creativity by giving your boring office a chic update.

How Make an Ogee Pattern Tea Towel

Create this tea towel with bold ogee pattern design originally featured on HGTV Magazine 's November 2015 issue.

How to Make an Upholstered Headboard

HGTV Magazine helped decorate one of the bedroom's in the 2016 DIY Network Blog Cabin. Here's how to recreate the headboard in your own home.

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make These Lip Balm Lockets in Just 15 Minutes

If your gift recipients are about all-natural products, go with a homemade lip balm in a vintage locket. The best part? The pocket-sized gift only requires a few ingredients!

Sending a Thank You Gift? 10 DIY Ideas to Steal

Nothing says "thank you" like a handmade gift.

DIY Wreath Ideas

Lifestyle expert James Farmer offers his ideas for seasonal wreaths made with natural materials.

25+ DIY Light Fixture Projects for Every Skill Level

Winter is coming! Combat the dark, dark nights with these amazing lighting DIYs even the most clueless crafters can handle.

DIY Spring Decor Projects for Every Room in Your Home

Dust off the last crumbs of winter with these fun and colorful DIY projects you can tackle in a weekend or less.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.