DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

I love re using old things , and while moody teen loves dismantling pegs- in the famous saying when life gives you lemons … or pegs for that matter - make peg trivets - who are also perfect as cup holders. This isnt a new diy , but most of those are glued using hot glue - in reality they will not serve their purpose as they are not heat proof , so i put my head to work and this is what i came up with.

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets
DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

Materials :
* wooden pegs - you can either use old ones or ones sold in pound shop , home bargains - basically any discount store
* gorilla glue ( the original one and for clarity this is not an add )
* bowl with a bit of water
* sponge /cloth anything that you can use to wet the pegs with
* clamps (not pictured as i totally got into the grove of making them and forgot to photo it)
* random pad to protect furniture
* sanding paper or sanding block

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

How to:
1 Gather all the wooden pegs you got - and start removing the metal “clamping thingy “ -very professional name ;)

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

2 - dip your sponge / cloth in the water and lightly dampen the pegs on the sides that you be using aka the flat side do one peg at the time

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

3 apply a little bit of glue to one side and join the pieces together - dont forget to clam them as Gorrila glue expands ! and leave the pieces to set

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

4 - once all your single pieces are glued in repeat the dampening process to the bottom paty of the pegs and start adding glue to join them in -
as you see i haven’t clamped the first set of single pegs nd glue seeped out a bit - which is not a problem as i sanded it .,

DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets
DIY - Scandinavian style clothes pegs trivets

and this is it - making something out of nothing and and re using items that are no longer in use i gave the pegs a new lease of life - hope you guys like it
Love Pati x

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