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DIY Burned Cork Trivets with Cricut
I saw someone use a wood burning tool to make a design in a cork trivet and thought how I could do the same thing but using a stencil out of Circuit Vinyl. It worked so well and it was actually quite fun to do!
I started by measuring my trivet.
In Design Space I created a circle that was the same size as my trivet. I then designed my image within that circle.
When I was happy with the design and where it was I selected the whole design and welded it together. Then I selected the welded image and the circle and sliced it. I deleted all the layers that I didn’t need.
I then cut out the design with Cricut Smart Vinyl. If you do not have a Explore 3 or Maker 3 then you can use regular vinyl on a standard grip mat.
After it was done cutting, I weeded out the positive space (the space that I wanted to burn in the trivet).
Using Transfer Tape I placed the design onto the trivet.
I then traced the inside of the vinyl just like a stencil. I used a pen but you could use anything that would show up on the cork. It will get burned away.
After the entire image was traced, I removed the vinyl.
Then came the fun part! I used the wood burning toll to follow the pen marks. You will need to figure out what tip works best for you but, I used a chisel type tip and it worked well for me.
Here it is all finished! This was such a fun project to try something new!
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