Welcome to Day 17 of my 25 days of Craftmas series!  Today, I’m showing you how to make this cute burned Christmas cork trivet.  I’m so excited because I think it turned out so cool! I’ve done a couple of wood burning projects in the past and I have loved every one of them.  They are fun to create and such a unique project. Using a wood burning tool is pretty simple, but it does take a bit of time to achieve the burned look. Read on for the full tutorial.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. Look for the file called Peace and Joy with Border. It will be listed under the category-Craftmas 2020 – Day 17.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN

Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your trivet. Then, add a circle around your design to make it a stencil.

My trivet I used measured 7″ across and so I made my design 6″.  Then, I added a 7″ circle around the design.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette.

Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl. Since this is a stencil, you’ll want to pull out the letters and the border.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the design and place it over the vinyl design.

Rub over the top of the design with a scraper.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape.

Flip the design over and pull off the vinyl backing.

STEP 3: APPLY THE STENCIL TO THE TRIVET

Center the design on the trivet. The shape of the stencil should match up with the trivet.

Rub over the design again to help it stick to the trivet.

Then, pull off the transfer tape. You’ll probably need to use your fingers to keep the vinyl on the trivet.

Next, trace over the stencil with a pen or marker. You just need to use something that won’t smear.  You only need to trace around the outline of the stencil, don’t worry about filling the letters in.

Then, remove the vinyl stencil.

Use your weeding tool to pull out the tiny pieces inside the border.


STEP 4: BURN THE TRIVET

There are several tips in the package.  I used the round tip with a round pointed end for this project. I first burned around the outside of the letters and then went back and burned the inside of the letter, kind of like coloring a picture.

Touch up any spots that need fixing.

Doesn’t it look amazing? I just love how it turned out!

 

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