Protect Kitchen Surfaces From Heat Damage In Style With These DIY Clay Stone Trivets

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

When it comes to hosting holiday dinners, the devil is definitely in the details. Planning the menu and shopping for ingredients are one thing, but there is a much longer to-do list that only the most experienced of hostesses know.

For instance, you also have to think about things like organizing enough space in the oven, the table settings, and serving utensils.

Another essential non-food ingredient for holiday dinners? Keeping your kitchen surfaces free from heat damage — with trivets.

Instead of buying expensive trivets from the store, try this DIY clay stone trivet idea that will look great in your kitchen and leave plenty of room in your budget for dessert.


  • clay in assorted colors
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • knife
  • rolling pin
  • paint sticks or rulers
  • cardboard


  1. Select complementary colors of clay for the stone detail and a single color for the base.
  2. Cut the colored clay into small sections, and roll them out into long, thin pieces.
  3. Repeat for every color of clay (besides the base) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 220°F for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the clay and chop into tiny pieces with a knife.
  6. Take the ball of clay intended for the base, and layer it between two pieces of parchment paper.
  7. Roll the clay out to 1/4-inch thickness using rulers or paint sticks to keep it even.
  8. Sprinkle complementary colors of the chopped-up clay.
  9. Re-cover with parchment paper, and lightly roll the clay to press the pieces in.
  10. Use a cardboard stencil to cut trivet into desired shape.
  11. Peel back cardboard and place trivet into the oven and bake at 220°F for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Find detailed instructions in the video below, and make sure to SHARE this idea with your friends who love DIY!

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