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Wood Dyed Trivet

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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Winter is cold, which means you do whatever it takes to warm up. For me, this is enjoying a cup of hot chocolate (maybe two if I am really cold!). There is really nothing better than snuggling under a blanket, drinking a cup of hot chocolate, and watching the snow slowly drift down from the sky.

To pay homage to my favorite winter pastime, I decided to make a dyed wooden bead trivet for my kettle. I dyed wooden beads and strung them on a leather cord. With a little twist of the strand, the beads fit nicely inside of one another forming a cute little trivet. This would make a great DIY gift for someone who loves kitchen gadgets!

You can get Rit Dye on sale now at blitsy.com!

Here's what you'll need:

- Rit Dye

- Wooden Beads (25mm)

- Leather Cord

- Metal Wire

- Artists Varnish Gloss (Polyurethane)

- Paint Brush

- Scissors

- Bowl (1 or 2 depending on size and one that you won't mind if it gets dyed!)

- Rubber Gloves

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Let's get crafty!

Step 1: String your beads on your metal wire. Since I used two smaller bowls, I did two strands. Bend up both ends of your wire to prevent your beads from coming off.

Step 2: Pour a half cup of dye in each of your containers. After that, boil 4 cups of water.

Step 3: Put two cups of boiling water in each of your containers. I also added about a teaspoon of salt to each of my dye baths.

Step 4: Add your beads to your dye. I let one side dye for 15 minutes, then I put my gloves on and flipped my beads over for another 15 minutes.

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Step 5: When your beads are finished, give them a quick rinse, then hang them up to dry. I hung mine outside.

Step 6: When your beads are dry, put your gloves back on and paint over all of your beads with your polyurethane. Let your beads dry.

Step 7: When your beads are dry, string them on your leather cord.

Step 8: With your strand doubled up, take six of your beads (3 on each side) and move them a little but away from your other beads. Them twist the cord in-between the two sections of beads and put your six beads inside of your other beads.

Step 9: With your beads still inside of your other beads, take the two ends of your leather cord, pinch them together and tie a knot. Then, trim your ends down. You are finished!

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