hand printed trivets

Yes, I'm giving boring old trivets away as holiday gifts. But, look! It has a pie on it! Doesn't that make up for its practicality? Plus, if someone wants to prop them up at a desk or table they'd have little prints to look at, and that is so NOT practical.

There is no tutorial to be written here. You can buy these 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cork squares at craft or stationary stores. They are just right for trivets because of their size and because cork does a splendid job of protecting the table or counter top from scorching pots. Or, steamy pie dishes.

Just dredge your stamp in ink and press firmly with the palm of your hand. I carved the pie and bird, but any stamp in your collection will do. I'm pairing a food themed trivet with a non-food design one for a little intrigue. Two of these tied with some jute string and a little tag will make a nice gift. I think.

xo
emily

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