I am so excited to share this fun tutorial on how to make a cement trivet. Like many of my craft projects, I purchased the supplies with big plans to make fun trays and trivets. And, then the bucket of cement and the plastic trays sat in my office for weeks (months).
This cement trivet turned out with more character and charm than I expected. I think I found my new go to craft.
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The best part of this cement trivet tutorial is it requires four items. Quick setting cement, plastic trays, cooking spray, bucket and a utensil or tool to mix the cement. I had everything on hand except for the cement mix which I picked up a bucket of Quikrete at Home Depot.
I pulled a few plastic containers from my “island of misfit plastic castoffs.” I chose three different shapes and/or sizes of plastic containers to choose from to make a cement trivet.
As it turns out, I had so much fun I used all three containers and made a round, rectangular and square shaped trivet. This was an addictive craft. And, there is no such thing as too many plastic trays.
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I sprayed the up-cycled plastic containers with cooking spray and pretty much followed the directions on the bucket of cement. I filled each tray to about 1/2 of the container’s depth and let them “set for one to two days.
With excited anticipation, I pried the cement from the trays and pretty much did an air fist bump when all three cement forms were intact.
It was love at first sight.
after | trivet
And, when I flipped the large trivet I found this little treasure from the bottom of the plastic container. How fun is this trivet? It gives the trivet it a little bit of character. This imprint is a little treasure. I loved it so much I use the trivet with this side facing up.
I love the finished look of my cement trivets. They are easy, inexpensive and fun to make. This would make a fun summer project for kids or a girls’ night activity. The rectangularly shaped trivet is the largest and would make for fun serving tray too. For, now it’s a great place for my herbs in the ‘burbs.
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