DIY Fabric Covered Dollar Tree Trivets

I wanted to cover trivets with fabric for my kitchen, so thought I’d share the process with you.

Products used:

Glass trivet from Dollar Tree (they call it a glass cutting plate) link:

Black and Gold swirl fabric from Joann: (this is the closest to it I could find in their online store, sorry) link:

Dishwasher safe Mod Podge:

Glue to reattach feet: This is the best comparable glue to what I used, link:

You’ll also need a strong pair of scissors to cut the fabric and a paint brush for the Mod Podge. You’ll want to have some rubbing alcohol on hand to clean the glass surface before adhering the material.

I started by removing the feet from the underside of the glass trivets with a pair of scissors or X-acto knife, by prying them off. Then took rubbing alcohol (I used 90% alcohol but the 70% version will work as well) on a cloth and cleaned the underside of the trivet, removing any residue left behind from the feet, as well as any dirt or fingerprints I left.

Then cut the material to fit the trivet and removed any hair from the material (since I have dogs and their hair ends up everywhere).. Coat the underside of the trivet with a layer of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge, making sure to have more on the edges, as they are difficult to adhere sometimes. Your material will work best if it’s not particularly thick.

Lay the material with the face side facing the Mod Podge covered trivet and make sure it’s well adhered..Use a ruler or credit card to rub and make sure the material is well attached. Check the edges to make sure they’re adhered before setting it aside, and if it isn’t adhered, add more Mod Podge to the edge and re-adhere.

Let it dry and this can take up to 2 days, you’ll see it’s dry because you’ll no longer see the Mod Podge as it changes from milky to clear. Then add another layer of Mod Podge, brushing it over the back of the material. Let this layer dry, then trim the edges using scissors and snipping off any excess fabric. It works best if you tilt your scissors so they are leaning under the trivet, so you’ll get the fabric that’s close to the edge. If you still have fabric that’s sticking out, use a nail file or sanding block or sand paper, rubbing it along the sides.

Once you’re happy with your trivet, reattach the feet with glue that works on glass. I used UHU glue, but found a cheaper version of a glass glue at Home Depot link:

I did use regular Mod Podge on one of the square trivets, but it didn’t hold the edges of the fabric and I had to add another layer of Dishwasher Mod Podge to hold the fabric in place. This trivet ended up with a milky look to it in a small area…maybe it had to do with one layer of regular Mod Podge….so maybe you shouldn’t even try this with regular Mod Podge.

I don’t know why the round trivet had that weird foggy look to one side, but wish I knew. I could only guess the fabric was too thick, but if you know why it happens, please let me know.

Here’s a link to the video of me making fabric covered cookie plates if you’re interested. Same steps, different surface. Link:


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