Tile Trivet for Thanksgiving Table

If you're already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, like I am, you're going to want to check out this idea of a Tile Trivet for your Thanksgiving Table.  

Table Trivet for Thanksgiving

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I know what you're thinking, Candice, it's only October 27, Halloween isn't even over yet.  And I agree- I am still full on celebrating Halloween.  But a crafty gal like myself has to be thinking a little bit ahead.  I won't even tell you about the Christmas decorations that are currently sitting on my craft table.

As I was planning what our Thanksgiving table is going to look like this year, I realized I needed a place to set warm dishes without having to use hot pads.  Then I remembered some tiles I had in my garage that a friend donated to my crafty causes.  Thanksgiving plans + donated tile =  Table Trivet.

This is a simple project that you can whip up while the turkey is in the oven.  

Supplies needed to make Tile Trivet for Thanksgiving table.

You need a long skinny ceramic tile.  If you don't have friends that supply you with crafty stuff, you can pick one up for a few dollars at the hardware store.  While you're there, grab some wood.  I used a 1 x 2 -  cut into 1.5 inch pieces and a 1 x 4 cut into 5.75 inch pieces..  If you have a saw, bring the pieces home to cut, or have them cut at Home Depot.  Or you could also use wooden blocks.  

Use E6000 to attach wooden feet to tile.

The best glue to attach the wooden legs to the bottom of the tile is E6000.  This stuff is so awesome and will attach almost anything together.   This glue is an absolute must have to keep in your crafting supplies.   

Glue wooden feet onto the bottom of ceramic tile.

If you'd like to stain or paint your wooden legs, now is the time to do it.  I kept mine natural.  To attch the wood to the tile, place dollops of E6000 glue all over it and let dry.  You can flip it over and place heavy items on top of the trivet to help secure the legs while the glue is drying.  

Vinyl words on tile trivet.

Once the glue has dried and the legs are attached, cut some words or a die cut from vinyl.  For mine, I used the fonts on my computer to write the words:  Friends  Family  Food.  Then I cut it out of permanent vinyl with my Silhouette.

Smooth the vinyl words over the tile.

Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to your tile.  To keep the letters from sticking to the tape and get them to stick to the tile, when peeling the backing off, pull it down diagonally.  Since the tile has grooves, go back over the vinyl words with your fingers to make sure the vinyl has stuck in all of the places.  

Place felt pads on the legs of tile trivet.

Since the tile trivet is rather weighty, it could scratch your table as it is slid around.  To keep the tile and wood from doing this, place felt pads on all of the corners.  It will move freely, but not scratch your table.

Thanksgiving Table tile trivet.

Then you can decorate your table and add your trivet.  I like to use kraft paper as a table runner because it's cute and inexpensive.  But you can also use fabric or a table cloth.

Thanksgiving table with tile trivet.

I like the way the natural wood from the legs peek out underneath the trivet.  

Place warm dishes on top of tile trivet.

The tile trivet is the perfect place to place warm dishes on your Thanksgiving table.  I wouldn't place a hot pan right out of the oven on it because it might melt the vinyl, but warm dishes will be fine.  

Friends, Family and Food Tile Trivet for Thanksgiving.

A Tile Trivet with vinyl words is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Table.  And if you're not hosting, this would make an excellent hostess gift!  

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