My latest thrift shop purchase is this brass trivet for $1.
I had this thrift shop wooden candlestick in my junk stash. These are great for repurposing projects and super easy to find at junk shops.
First I cut the candlestick off, and then drilled a small groove in the top to stick the tree trivet bottom into. It fits quite snugly but if there is any movement I may drop some E6000 glue in the slot.
Then I painted the trivet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Old White". The paint sticks to almost everything even this shiny brass. I painted the base in "French Linen". Of course I distressed the piece with sandpaper and waxed it with clear wax.
To trim my junky repurposed trivet tree, I simply tied jingle bells on with jute. I used a Tim Holtz crafts' enamel number "25" tag for a little extra Christmas bling. This project was very easy, and pretty rustic.