I'm a minimalist and a weaver so I didn't use any extra materials except a little paint. This is what I used and what I came up with.
I wove pipecleaners
together and strung in some plastic lacing
to enhance the pattern. I painted small pasta
pieces light pink for the ends. The great thing about using pipeclears for this is that with the metal core you can bend it into all sorts of shapes for holding things.
Here are the pictures of my kitschy craft.
potholder or hotplate whatever you call it
potholder with pan
Now as a candy dish