Ages ago, before we moved in together, I bought Hubby a little glass trivet from a dollar store. Recently the paper backing had started to peel (but damn, this thing has lasted a decade!). He’s kind of sentimental about stuff from me, especially because we don’t exchange gifts anymore, so instead of saying good-bye, I gave it a little makeover.
First, I soaked the trivet in soapy water to get the rest of the backing off, but you know how sometimes one end of something comes lose and then refuses to come lose on any other part? Yeah. A little goo gone, followed by more soapy water and some scrubbing did the trick.
For a new backing, we picked out a fun scrapbook paper together. It sounds all cute, us at the craft store pondering paper, but it was agony because the selection was too big and we kept trying to force the other to pick. I traced the glass trivet on the back of our (painfully selected) paper, cut it out and . . . guess I’m having an off week, huh?
No worries. I remembered I had some pretty wrapping paper leftover so I cut a circle from that with no problems. Horray for little successes!!
I used spray adhesive left over from when I used it to (temporarily) affix the poem stencil to my antiqued mirror. This stuff is so versatile because if you only spray one side, it remains moveable for ten minutes, but if you spray both things you’re trying to stick together, let it dry to tack (about a minute) and then smoosh them in place, it has a super strong hold right away.
It won’t be dishwasher safe, obviously, but it’s still wipe-able and perfect for holding Hubby’s mug of tea with lemon, situated on the little table beside our tweed chair, far, far away from me because the last thing I need is his cold too!