I found a great water color image of the Eiffel Tower, added the word "Paris" in a coordinating color and then added a bunch of french cooking/baking/food related words in various fonts to the layout. I printed the design on a linen type paper since I wanted some texture....this particular paper also tore well, which is exactly the look I wanted for the edges.
To finish the top, I used Mod Podge, of course. This time, I went with the hard coat variety since I knew I wanted the trivet to have a more durable finish to it. Finally, I cut some cork and glued it onto the underside to give it a finished look and protect countertops/tables from scratching when it was used.