Pot Rest: +47 Creative Models to Choose and DIY

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In the composition of a table the pan rest besides protecting the surface of the furniture, avoiding contact with hot objects, its presence makes all the difference in the decoration of the environment. After all, both traditional and stylized models impress style and personality, adding even more beauty and humor during meals taken on a daily basis.

So, be it wood, silicone, stainless steel, crochet, straw… one thing is certain, the pan rest is an item that cannot be missing in your kitchen. Check now several models of pot rest and get inspired with three easy and inexpensive tutorials.

Pan rest made with felt fabric1. Pan rest made with felt fabric. Source: Minha Festinha

Crochet pot rest

Crochet is a low cost and versatile technique, because with different crochet stitches it is possible to create countless decorative items for the home such as rugs, pillows, bedspreads and riddles … pot rest. Well, the crochet pot rest can be made in different shapes and colors. However, an important tip for those who want to create beautiful pieces with perfect finish is to invest in needles with correct dimensions and quality threads or wool.

Crochet pot rest model2. Crochet pot rest model. Source: Pinterest

Wooden pot rest

The wooden pan rest models are more common and can be found on the market in different formats, colors and sizes. The simplest versions are made in a square or circular format and usually present the wood’s own tone, giving the environment a rustic and natural touch. The more sophisticated versions, on the other hand, present unusual shapes, a colorful finish and enchant the decoration of the kitchen counter and dining table.

Wooden pot rest model3. Wooden pan rest model. Source: Craft Step by Step

Silicone pan rest

The silicone pan rest is flexible, easy to clean, easy to store, has no porosity and is resistant to low and high temperatures. Therefore, it is no wonder that this pan rest has gained several followers in recent years. On the market it is possible to find models of traditional silicone pot rests, usually in geometric shapes (square, triangular, round), as ingenious models with creative shapes that simulate the design of fruits and characters.

Bring life to the kitchen using colorful silicone pan rest templates4. Bring life to the kitchen using colorful silicone pan rest templates. Source: Kiero

Straw pot rest

Straw alone is widely used in making utensils, bags, furniture and decorative objects. And among the countless products created and sold, the straw pot rest has been standing out more and more recently. In the image below, for example, the pan rest was made with carnauba straw (a palm from the semi-arid region of Northeast Brazil).

Carnauba straw pot rest5. Carnaúba straw pot rest. Source: Nordeste Artesanatos

Whether for its simplicity and affordable price, the straw pan rest can be found in natural or colored tones.

Square shaped colorful straw pot rest6. Colored straw pot rest in square format. Source: Pinterest

Stainless pan rest

The stainless steel pan rest model does not deform or burn, thus making it an indispensable item for your kitchen. With excellent durability and quality, stainless steel cookware can be found in different shapes and sizes. In the image below, the stainless pan rest simulates the shape of the head of the famous Disney mouse, Mickey.

Mickey-shaped stainless steel pillowcase model7. Mickey-shaped stainless pan rest model. Source: Pinterest

pot rest kit

Usually, when preparing meals, we use more than one pan, right? Therefore, the presence of more than one pan rest in the kitchen is necessary. For this reason, it is recommended to purchase the pan rest kit. In the market it is possible to find pan rest kit made with different materials.

Fruit pot rest kit template8. Model of fruit pan rest kit. Source: Elo7

The pan rest kit can come in different sizes, shapes and colors and most of them form beautiful harmonic compositions, following the same creative theme.

Watermelon pan rest kit with different sizes9. Watermelon pan rest kit with different sizes. Source: Crafts step by step

How to make pot rest

Having a pan rest at home is a great option to receive friends and family, whether for a weekend lunch or even to have that afternoon coffee. Practical and beautiful, the pan rest can be made with different materials. So, if you like the best DIY style (Do It Yourself), it’s time to get your hands dirty. Check out three simple tutorials on how to make pot rest and surprise your family and friends without spending almost anything.

Stone pot rest: Materials

  • Circular parana paper
  • Circular non-slip rubberized fabric (same size as parana paper)
  • Stones
  • hot glue

Stone pot rest: Step by step

  1. First, glue the rubberized non-slip fabric to the parana paper with hot glue, securing its surface;
  2. Turn the paraná paper (leaving the rubberized non-slip fabric downwards) and with the help of the hot glue, stick one stone at a time until all spaces are filled;
  3. After covering the entire surface, allow the base to dry completely.
How to make stone pot rest10. How to make stone pot rest. Source: Westwing

Cardboard pot rest: Materials

  • Cardboard sheets
  • Satin ribbon (color of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • hot glue

Cardboard pot rest: Step by step

  1. With the aid of a ruler, make the mark with pencil and cut the cardboard sheets in three different sizes, namely: 11 strips (2 x 20cm), 1 strip (2 x 40cm) and 1 strip (2 x 50cm);
  2. For the formation of the cones you will need to cut the strips, apply hot glue on their surface and roll them up to form a small cardboard cylinder;
  3. With the hot glue, make a cardboard cone with the piece of strip (2 x 40cm). This will be the center of our pan rest;
  4. Then, make the 11 cardboard cones with the pieces of strips (2 x 20cm) of these smaller ones;
  5. Glue the 11 small cones around the central cone (core);
  6. Take the larger piece of strip (2 x 50 cm) and with the help of the hot glue start by wrapping the composition you had previously made;
  7. Finally, place the satin ribbon around the pot rest and tie a bow to finish off your creation.
How to make cardboard pot rest11. How to make cardboard pot rest. Source: How to do at home

Pot rest made of beans: Materials

  • MDF wooden board (round shape)
  • Glue for MDF
  • Black bean grains

Pot rest made of beans: Step by step

  1. Glue the black bean grains on the surface of the MDF wooden board;
  2. After covering the entire surface of the wood with the grains, your pan rest is ready for use.
How to make bean pot rest12. How to make bean pot rest. Source: How to Make Crafts

Check out +35 creative models of pot rest

Handmade pot rest model made with wine corks13. Handmade pot rest model made with wine corks. Source: Westwing

Invest in colorful crochet pot rests14. Invest in colorful crochet pot rests. Source: Enjoei

Decorate the breakfast table with pot rests made from string15. Decorate the breakfast table with pot rests made from string. Source: Pinterest

Piece of cork, glue and beans can form a beautiful handmade pot rest16. Piece of cork, glue and beans can form a beautiful handmade pot rest. Source: How to Make Crafts

Invest in square crochet pot rests17. Invest in square crochet pot rests. Source: How to Make Crafts

Handmade and creative pot rest model18. Handmade and creative pot rest model. Source: Embrace

Bamboo pot rests19. Pan rests made from bamboo. Source: Free Market

For a rustic decoration use models of cork pot rests20. For a rustic decoration use models of cork pot rests. Source: Pinterest

Crochet pot rests with neutral colors21. Crochet pot rests with neutral colors. Source: Elo7

Crochet pot rests with spiral design

22. Crochet pot rests with spiral design. Source: Elo7

Crocheted pot rests simulate citrus fruits

23. Crocheted pot rests simulate citrus fruits. Source: Pinterest

Wooden pan rests made with clothespins

24. Wooden pan rests made with clothespins. Source: Pinterest

Ingenious wooden pan rest made with clothespins

25. Ingenious wooden pan rest made with clothespins. Source: Elo7

Traditional wooden pot rest

26. Traditional wooden pan rest. Source: Pinterest

Cupcake shaped patchwork pot rests

27. Cupcake patchwork pot rests. Source: Pinterest

Cactus shaped silicone pot rest

28. Cactus-shaped silicone pan rest. Source: Pinterest

Models of pot rests in MDF with mosaic

29. Models of pot rests in MDF with mosaic. Source: Elo7

Pan rests made with cotton cord, dyed in light and dark green colors

30. Pan rests made with cotton cord, dyed in light and dark green colors. Source: Elo7

Pan rest made with sisal thread

31. Pan rest made with sisal thread. Source: Um Doce Dia

Pan rests made with mosaic

32. Pan rests made with mosaic. Source: Pinterest

Pan rests made with fabric scraps

33. Pan rests made with fabric scraps. Source: Pinterest

Pot rests made with thread

34. Pan rests made with string. Source: Pinterest

Pot rest made of ceramic

35. Pot rest made of ceramic. Source: Arte & Sintonia

Pan rests made of wood and tile

36. Pan rests made of wood and tile. Source: Pinterest

Pan rest made of carnauba straw with colored border

37. Pan rest made of carnauba straw with a colored border. Source: Nordeste Artesanatos

Pot rest made of stone

38. Pan rest made of stone. Source: Decorate Blog

Red round silicone pan rest template

39. Red round silicone pan rest model. Source: Casa Felice

Triangular stainless pan rest model

40. Triangular stainless steel pan rest model. Source: Magazine Luiza

Crochet pot rests

41. Pot rests made from crochet. Source: Pinterest

Donuts shaped pan rest set

42. Donuts-shaped pan rest set. Source: Pinterest

Crochet pot rest kit

43. Crochet pot rest kit. Source: Pinterest

Colorful crochet pot rest kit

44. Colorful crochet pot rest kit. Source: Pinterest

Rest model made of tile

45. Rest model made of tile. Source: CHIC Crafts

Rest made with wooden pegs

46. ​​Rest made with wooden pegs. Source: Crafts and Recycling

Set of two pieces of crochet

47. Set of two pieces of crochet. Source: Da Nani Arteria

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