Decorating with Trivets

Hanging Trivets


Q: Any suggestions as to the best way to hang iron trivets on a wall?

A: Although very large/long trivets trivets or those with with longer legs are best displayed on shelves, others are easily displayed on walls using picture wire and decorative pin hangers. The great thing about them is you don't need a hammer, which frees up a hand ... an important consideration, especially if you're up a ladder with a trivet!
Wall anchors and cup hooks both work well on drywall; but the downside is having to eventually  fill those holes up with putty, then touch up with paint. Hanging wired trivets on regular 10# picture hooks also works well. But for a more decorative finish try decorative pin hangers. These are available at most hardware stores and can accommodate trivets of most any weight.

Wire works best for fashioning a hook and is available in several finishes - silver, brass, copper and green florist wire. Pipe cleaners are also a possibility but tend to hold humidity, causing tarnishing if used to hang a brass trivet.

Q: Longer legs on some of my  trivets push them out past the hook. Any other suggestions to securely hang these trivets?

A: Trivets with longer leg lengths require a twisted wire loop long enough to account for the leg length. The wire loop will have to extend at least as far as the legs. Here are two examples on trivets with leg lengths of at least 1 1/2". On one the hook is fashioned at the top of the trivet. On the other is is secured at the level of the handle base. Note that in these cases you may prefer to use a traditional picture hook rather than a decorative push pin.

OOK Picture hangers (below) give additional support to heavier trivets.