Football Party Trivets

Entertaining, Reclaimed, Silhouette, Spray Paint

College football begins September 3rd. Are you ready? I was raised in Husker Nation, but truth be told, I don’t really watch football. Hosting football parties is much more important to me than watching the game (I hoped I don’t get kicked out of Nebraska for saying that.) Mr. R&R watches football and I gladly take on the challenge of hosting the best parties.

Base color applied with football sticker

Base color applied with football sticker

Part of being the “hostess with the mostest” involves proper serving ware. I asked this year’s guests to bring a side dish to share to the College Football Opener party. In anticipation of warm dips and freshly baked goodies, I needed more trivets. And of course, the trivets needed to match the football theme.

Rubber feet to hold the trivet in place (applied AFTER baking)

Rubber feet to hold the trivet in place (applied AFTER baking)

The trivets started as old cabinet doors from Habitat Restore. I painted each door with a base color that would be the color of the football design (pick your favorite school color.)  Then I applied a vinyl stencil to the dry paint color. I completely covered each door with black paint. After the paint was dry, I was able to remove the football vinyl sticker and the Husker and Hawkeye colored trivets came to life.

Trivets ready for hot dishes

Trivets ready for hot dishes

I researched how to protect painted products from hot dishes and came across engine enamel. Apply a few coats of Rust-Oleum Engine Enamel, in clear, to the trivet and then bake at 200 degrees for an hour to seal the finish. The trivet is now ready to party.

Go Big Red!  For Mr. R&R’s benefit “Go Gophers!”.

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