Sorry for the absence yesterday! I was busy all day setting up for the most epic love theme birthday party and never had a chance to write about my latest DIY. The party turned out amazing and I can’t wait to share all the pictures with you next week! But in the meantime, who else needs a little rainbow action for Valentine’s Day? I have been having so much fun crafting with felt roving the last few weeks. I made this rainbow roving basket, these felted mug cozy’s, and this colorful felted macaron garland, and today’s project is just as fun and colorful! This DIY felted rainbow trivet is perfect for keeping your surfaces protected from hot baking dishes, but also just looks super cute hanging out in the kitchen. Who else needs more sunshine and rainbows in their life this winter?!
I mean! Come on! It’s just too cute!
-Wool roving in rainbow colors (about 1 ounce of each color, I got mine off of etsy)
-Needle felting mat
-Clover needle felting tool
-2 Wool felt sheets (9″ by 12″ size)
Begin by cutting your felt sheets into a half circle rainbow shape. Then lay your roving onto one piece of felt in a rainbow pattern.
Place your felt rainbow on top of the felting mat and being to press the needles into the roving to start the felting process. The more you punch the roving the tighter and more bound it will become. This process will also begin to attach the roving to the felt sheet backing.
Continue over the entire rainbow to felt the roving onto the felt backing. This process will take close to 30 minutes. Once the roving is completely felted and stuck together, you can use scissors to cut off any extra felt backing and straighten up the ends of the rainbow.
The last step is to cut a piece of insul-fleece to fit your rainbow. Then layer the rainbow, the insul-fleece, and the second piece of solid felt onto each other and hand or machine stitch them together around the edges.
As you can see, my rainbow got a little wonky, but I still think its super cute! And the next time I will line my roving up better before starting the felting process. What is great about this DIY felted rainbow trivet though is that you can easily adapt the shape of the trivet to anything you want! How cute would a felted cactus trivet be?! Oh the possibilities!