This cooler weather in October gives me the desire to cozy up my house with things that offer warmth and texture. Last week I worked on a DIY craft project to achieve that: a wool felt pom pom trivet for use in the kitchen or on the dining table.
I gained a love of crafting with wool felt pom poms when I completed this paper leaf garland for my holiday mantel. Their soft and fuzzy texture is just so charming and I love that you can buy them in larger sizes and in any color imaginable.
Plenty of DIYers have created a version of this felt trivet project and many of their projects do it with a needle and thread. I wanted to get the look but quicker and easier so I used hot glue instead of stitching the felt balls it together. Using the hot glue method, this really is one of the quickest and easiest DIY projects I’ve ever done.
I purchased 2cm wool felt pom poms in colors that were fall hues but would also complement my kitchen. The colors you see are gray, snow, stone, and olive wool felt pom poms from Crafty Wool Felt on Etsy (the shop 90+ colors available).
The process is incredibly simple. Find the middle of the cork trivet base and glue the first felt ball down. Work your way around with hot glue, holding each pom pom in place for about 10 seconds to keep the arrangement tight.
I confess the ideas started out as a circle trivet but as I got to the edges I thought at the last second, why not turn this into a hexagon instead? It’s just a matter of squeezing the glued wool felt balls into corners and making straight lines around the perimeter. If you want to recreate this shape take it one felt ball at a time, holding each one in place as you form the geometric shape. Or you could trim the cork base into that shape beforehand.
Consider protecting your final trivet with a spray of ScotchGuard to resist stains.
The textures of these wool felt balls are oh so cozy to the touch and you can recreate these in any color palette or pattern you like. If you create your own, I’d love to see what color combinations you choose!
Some of you might question if the cork visible underneath. It is just a little bit if you look at the cork directly from a straight angle. You could use thinner cork bases and not have that issue, but since it sits on top of a counter or tabletop it’s not too noticeable.
It’s a fun and easy afternoon craft project, perfect for a rainy day, and a project you can complete in under an hour, just in time to enjoy a hot cup of tea. :)
Happy Fall, y’all.
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