I can’t wait to share my Christmas hot chocolate bar and tile trivet project for you all today. Despite the fact that it is still pretty warm here in Colorado, I’m trying to get into the Christmas spirit. This year I’m determined to get a jump on the holidays so I’m not scrambling to shop, bake and decorate in full on panic mode.
My friends and I have teamed up to bring you another Junk Revision Challenge. This months theme is all about using junk to make a Christmas ornament or decor piece.
I had an old bathroom tile and a couple of super ugly dishes lying around, so I decided to give them a little makeover and turn them into a trivet.
I used some leftover Mod Podge from my daughters dresser project, and attached a piece of scrapbook paper to the tile. You can cut your paper to match up in the middle if you’re using a longer tile. I just glued mine right on as they were. While the glue was drying, I spray painted the little bowls copper and warmed up some hot chocolate.
Once the spray paint was dry, I hot glued the bowls onto the bottom of the tile.
My little trivet makes a nice hot chocolate bar. All of a sudden, I’m ready to build a snowman.
I like this trivet so much, I might just leave it out all year-long.
The dishes were my grandmothers so that just makes this hot chocolate bar even more special.
How cute would this be set up with cookies and milk for Santa?
See, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on Christmas decor. You can just dig out some old junk and create your own!
Okay, now I’m ready to decorate my tree and wrap presents!
I enjoy the challenge of creating something beautiful out of items that would usually just end up in the trash. I think it’s important to acknowledge that as a nation, Americans generate more waste than any other nation in the world. Just how much do we throw away you might ask… well, Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial air fleet every three months, enough steel to reconstruct Manhattan, and enough wood to heat 5 million homes for 200 years.
I challenge you to use your creativity and re-purpose that junk! For more great junk revision ideas, check out what my friends made!