How to Make Painted Rope Trivets

Keep your countertops safe with these easy-to-make natural rope trivets. Add colorful stripes or shapes to coordinate with your kitchen decor.
Rope Trivets

Rope Trivets

Keep those counter tops safe with these DIY Rope Trivets. Use a natural fiber rope, like jute, so it doesn’t melt under your hot pans. The addition of colorful stripes can be coordinated to match your kitchen decor.

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Materials Needed:

  • 6" wooden plaques
  • natural rope (jute, sisal)
  • heat-resistant adhesive
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint in desired colors
  • paintbrush

Begin by Adding Glue

Place a drop of glue in the middle of the wooden plaque.

Rope Trivets

Rope Trivets

Place a bit of glue in the middle of the wooden circle.

Start Coiling Rope

Make a small coil out of the end of rope, and press it in the glue until it sticks.

Rope Trivets

Rope Trivets

Make a small coil out of the end of the rope, hold in the glue until it is stuck.

Create a Larger Coil

Add more glue around the center coil, and wrap the rope around to create a larger coil.

Cover Entire Plaque With Rope

Continue to glue and wrap until the entire plaque is covered in rope.

Cut End of Rope

Make one additional coil of rope on the outside of the plaque. Glue and cut the end of the rope.

Add Paint

Once dry, add fun stripes or shapes using various colors of acrylic paint.

Protect Surfaces

Use your finished trivets on all your surfaces to protect them from hot pots, pans and tea kettles.

Rope Trivets

Rope Trivets

Keep those counter tops safe with these DIY Rope Trivets. Use a natural fiber rope, like jute, so it doesn’t melt under your hot pans. The addition of colorful stripes can be coordinated to match your kitchen decor.

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