Saturday, July 11, 2015

Yemeni Trivet Tutorial

When we try to think of new crafts to make here on A Crafty Arab blog, it's always fun to think of ways we can reproduce the different Arab flags.

Today we thought we'd create the Yemen flag trivet.  For those that don't know, a trivet is an object placed between a hot bowl or tea kettle, and a wood surface, to protect it from damage.

Wood beads
Red, white, and black paint
Wire cutters
We started by stringing our small beads with the wire.  We used five wood beads, but you might use more or less, depending on how big you want your trivet.  Our trivet is miniature size in the photo, but you are welcome to use larger beads if you'd like to make this a trivet for a serving dish or bowl. Twist the wire closed and cut off ends.
You'll need to string a second and third circle of beads, making each one larger to fit around the smaller circle.
Paint the smallest circle black, the middle size white and the large red to represent the three stripes of the Yemen flag.
Your three circles will now look like this.
Place the three circles in each other.  Wire a few beads from each size to each other to secure the circles.
Now your Yemeni flag trivet is ready for your teapot and this afternoon's tea party!

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