Protect your furniture in style with this felt ball trivet

On a crisp fall or winter day, nothing warms one up like a hot cup of tea or bowl of soup. The trouble comes when the dreaded ring appears on your wood table afterward. A potholder is a traditional remedy to prevent this situation, but why not make some fun unique trivets? With a needle and thread, you can turn felt balls into a completely customized set of trivets that will protect your furniture in style.
For this project, we used felt balls organized in a gradient. You can match yours to the color scheme of your home, or select an accent color for a little extra pop. Make a few for a complete set to provide space for a hot tea kettle or pan, or make just one for that special snow-day cup of hot chocolate.
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Materials
- Needle and thread
- Thread snippers or scissors
- 15 felt balls
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Instructions
1. Cut a long strand of thread at least 3 feet long.
2. Thread a needle and tie the ends of the thread in a knot to create a double strand. Trim the extra thread off the end of the knot.
3. Thread the first felt ball onto the thread, allowing the knot to keep the ball on the thread. Push the need through the top third of the ball rather than the center.
4. Thread all the felt balls onto the double strand of thread, keeping them in the order of their rows if you are working with multiple colors.
5. Double back and sew the last ball to the ball above it. Continue sewing all the felt balls together. It may be easier to sew the diagonal rows instead of the rows that go straight across.
6. When all the felt balls are sewn together, pull the needle and thread through the last felt ball, pulling the thread tightly to secure the shape.
7. Tie a double knot in the thread, pulling it snugly against the last felt ball.
8. Pull the needle through the ball one more time, and snip the remaining thread. This will hide the end without the thread coming loose.
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