7.12.2012

How to Make *Decorative Knobs*

So I kinda love being put in a bind sometimes, because it forces me to get creative!
I was trying to finish up a contributor post for Lil' Luna and I had NO time to run over to Hobby Lobby for knobs!
AAAHHH!! What to do? What to do?

I was in WalMart and walked by the crafty section... My creative juices started flowing and I picked up some really pretty necklace pendants for 3.00 a piece.
 These were my first choice....
 Then I saw THESE!!!! I used pliers to carefully break off the ring on the top that holds the necklace chain.
I ran home and rummaged thru my own craft supplies for something I could use to attach them to my shelf!

I decided to use upholstery tacks I had left over from another project. I hot glued mine (for times sake). 
But for permanent hold use hammerhead or E6000 glue.
See how the shelf needs a little added pizazz!! 

 **PIZAZZ!!!**
{to see how I antiqued this shelf using spray paint go HERE}

The upholstery tack worked great because I was able to push it straight into the wood without having to drill any holes.

Now for USABLE knobs, use a permanent glue to attach a bead or short wood dowel to the back of jewel so it pokes out a bit from your drawer. Then glue a longer screw or bolt to that to go thru your drawer, put a nut on the back and you are DONE!
(if you want me to do a video tutorial or picture tutorial on exactly how to do this, let me know!)

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13 comments:

mwimp said...

gorgeous and SO creative! i would have never thot about that and those kinda knobs anywhere would cost you $10-$15! thanks so much!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

NEVER would have though of this! Great idea that I will use in the future!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ellen said...

What a unique and great idea this is! Thanks!

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Pretty! I love me some SPARKLE :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Creative and gorgeous, what more could a girl want. I must say a very unique idea, and love the sparkle!!! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Love the shelf makeover and technique you shared at Lil Luna! Gorgeous :)

The Stuff of Success said...

What a great one of a kind idea. So ingenious. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop in and say hello. Have a terrific week. I am also your newest follower. Athena

Lolly Jane said...

SMMMMMART, Andrea!! Freakin love how you think!! XOXO

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This is such a cute, creative idea!! I would never have thought of it!
Thanks so much for linking up - I featured you today!
http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/07/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-58/

Jennifer said...

Such a great idea for home made knobs. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer
http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--what a great idea!

Miss Charming said...

Such a great idea! It looks like vintage jewelry.

Infarrantly Creative said...

This is one of my favorite ideas ever! I think this project rocks! I'll have it on FB.