Reclaimed Slate Trivets

Happy Halloween to all you out there! I hope you’re enjoying it in a suitable manner. Mine is being spent listening to spooky stories, eating lots of candy and being careful no to go out in the dark alone tonight. What about you?

Today, we’re having a small break from our hairclip project and I’m here to present to you a project that I’ve been meaning to get around to for years. I’m making Slate Trivets and Plates. I love natural materials, and try to have them as much as possible around the house. Slate is my latest love. Old slate from even older buildings. Slate that has survived decades exposed to the wind, rain and snow, and that has weather marks and holes where they were fixed. How do you feel?

All my slates were salvaged. None of them are imported and all of from either Scotland or Wales. And all of them were taken from wrecks of buildings, none were taken from functioning roofs. Most were lying in the vicinity of where a roof used to be, before anyone gets worried.

To make you trivets:

  1. Take your cleaned slate and place it with your preferred face up, place a cork tile below and trace around.
  2. Cut out your trace and recheck it for fit. You may need to trim it more.
  3. Fix your cork to the slate using a strong adhesive

It is that easy. I’ve made four trivets now and I love them. They are perfect for hot pans next to the cooker, lovely for candles as a centerpiece, wow-ing as a cheeseboard at the end of dinners. These beauties are going to feature heavily around the flat. How do you like them?

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1 Response to “Reclaimed Slate Trivets”


  1. 1 Rachel November 2, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Oh how pretty! I love this idea! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.


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