Thursday, June 9, 2016

DIY Trivet with EnviroTex Lite®

I am always on the look out for items to pour resin in....and use up some of the supplies I have on hand.  I found some 8" x 8" wood pieces at Michael's that would be perfect and created a decorative trivet using EnviroTex Lite®.



Here is photo with some of the supplies I used in this project.  I found this piece of scrapbook paper in my supplies with the state of Florida on it, which I knew would be perfect to use to create a trivet for my mom as she lives in Florida.


Materials:
  • EnviroTex Lite®
  • Ultra-Seal™
  • Paint, black
  • Wood frame, 8" x 8" 
  • Wood knobs, 3/4" (4)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Craft brush
  • Paint brush
  • Lighter
  • Highlighter (optional)
Please note:  I used the highlighter to highlight where my mom lives on the map.

Project Instructions: 

Paint the knobs along with the back side and edges of the wood piece.  Let dry.  Glue the knobs onto the bottom of the wood , about 1/2 inch away from the corners.  Trim the paper to fit into the bottom of the wood.  Apply the Ultra-Seal™ to the bottom of the wood and back side of the paper then, adhere the paper to the wood.  Let dry.

Apply a generous coat of Ultra-Seal™ to the top side of the paper.  Let dry.  Repeat and let dry overnight.

 Measure out equal amounts of the resin and hardener, stir together for 2 minutes.

 Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.

Pour resin onto the surface.

 Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the surface.  Let dry for 12 hours.  I did a thin layer and repeated with two more layers of resin. 

 From this angle you can see the knobs work perfectly for feet on the trivet.

I will set this aside for 72 hours to cure completely.  While it is decorative, it can be used for a tea pot, or with something warm.  I would not use it to put a pan that comes directly out of the oven.

This is a quick and easy project that would make a great gift as you can personalize it for the person you would be giving it to, just like I did!  Enjoy!!

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