Mosaic

Maple Leaf Trivet

By  Lauren DiSanza  for  Diamond Tech

size: 6"x6"

  • Maple Leaf Trivet

Materials

  • Diamond Tech: 6" Coaster Trivet, Cobblestones Brights Mix

Tools

  • Diamond Tech Jennifer's Mosaics Black Grout
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • pencil and transfer paper, newspaper or kraft paper, mixing cup, spoon, and bowl, latex or work gloves, sponge and paper towels, black permanent marker, soft cloth

Pattern - Maple Leaf Trivet

  • 1. Cover work area with newspaper or kraft paper. Sort Cobblestones glass mix into color piles. Example shown has combination of red and orange for leaf and blue and green for background.
  • 2. Remove trivet base from holder. Print out full-size patterns. Transfer maple leaf onto trivet base using transfer paper and pencil. Trace outline of maple leaf using black marker.
  • 3. Arrange red and orange glass tiles inside leaf, fitting edges together like puzzle. Start from leaf outline and work inward, leaving 1/8" space between pieces for grout. When satisfied with arrangement, adhere tiles to trivet base.
  • 4. Repeat Step 3 with the blue and green glass tiles for background. Let dry overnight.
  • 5. Mix 1/4 cup grout with 1-1/2 Tbsp. water to peanut butter consistency using craft stick in mixing bowl. With gloved hand, smooth grout over tiles, working grout into spaces between tiles. Remove excess grout with sponge. Let set for 10 minutes. Remove grout haze with damp sponge.
  • 6. Let trivet set overnight. When dry, buff with soft cloth.
  • Tip
  • 1. Never dispose of grout down drain. Use a paper towel to wipe out missing bowl, throwing excess grout in trash.