I like making these trivets as wedding gifts. They are quick, easy, beautiful, and will last longer than many marriages. Many couples register online anymore, which makes it a snap to go online and see what dishes they select. Using that information, I can choose the two complimentary colors for the trivets. So far, they have always been received well.
Under the guise of “there is nothing new under the sun,” I have a dear friend that showed me how to make these years ago. Whenever I make these, I can’t help but fondly think of her. We had a rift at one time but were able to patch things up. I was blessed to be able to serve her and her family in her last days as she was battling cancer. It does my soul good to know that all was well between the two of us when she passed. That experience has made me more conscious and more deliberate of mending fences or at least doing everything I can to mend fences as misunderstandings occur.
These days, handicrafts are more of a hobby than anything else. Still, they are great skills to teach in your homeschool. They can lead to inexpensive gifts, a customized cover or case for that gadget, or even a home business. Who knows, it may one day become a family heirloom.