Inspiration struck me when I noticed round cork trivets on sale at Michaels for $.79. I picked up 6 large cork trivets, 3 medium trivets, and several small bottles of acrylic paint and headed home to start my project.
At home I searched through my craft supplies and found two round foam stamp brushes and a roll of FrogTape. Let the fun begin!
I didn’t take the time to think through how I wanted to paint or layout the trivets… I just wanted to craft with free rein and no direction in mind. I find a ridiculous amount of joy in the mindlessness of a good craft project and the freedom from the thought of making a mistake. To me, projects like this bring a sense of calm and relaxation.
I started by adding polka dots to 3 of the trivets. I mixed and matched the sizes and colors of the dots by using the round foam brushes. (tip: use the back of the paint brush for two different size circles.)
Next I moved on to the striped trivets. I used FrogTape to create straight, clean lines and again varied the colors and size of each line.
All done!! Once I hang them in the nursery, I plan to display family pictures and other kid-friendly keepsakes.