This trivet made of clothespins is a surefire conversation starter for your next afternoon tea.

You will need:

40 spring-operated wooden clothespins
Dremel tool fitted with a drilling bit or a drill
Florist’s wire

  1. Disassemble all 40 clothespins.
  2. Using the Dremel tool, drill a small hole in each clothespin half about 1⁄2 inch from the tapered end.
  3. Thread the clothespin pieces onto the wire in the same direction until they form a circle.
  4. Once you have a full circle, wrap the ends of the wire together and twist until the clothespins are tight and secure.


Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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