I told you I was really into clay lately! It is just so fun. Every time I go into Anthropologie, I love looking at all of the gorgeous knobs and am constantly thinking of all the projects I could use the knobs for. Last time I was there, I was thinking about how I could make my own knobs and customize boring wood ones from Home Depot that were sitting at home when it came to me- “clay, maybe I could make knobs with clay!”
- Clay (I used Fimo and Sculpey oven bake clay) //
- Gold Paint //
- Painter’s tape or masking tape //
- Paint brush //
- e6000 glue //
- 1 1/2 in flathead machine screws //
- 1/4 in. nuts //
1. Get a handful of clay and massage it to create a ball around 2-3 inches in diameter. At first it will be pretty hard to manipulate, but after rolling it around for a few minutes it will be easy to shape.
2. Put the top of the machine screw into the clay so that you know where you will glue it in later:
4. Bake the clay according to the instructions. For me, I baked them for 35 minutes at 265 degrees. Once baked, wait for them to cool down for 30 minutes.
5. Use e6000 blue to glue the screws into the clay where the indentation from earlier is. It would also have probably worked if I baked the clay with the screw in so next time I will try that.
6. Wait a few hours for the glue to fully dry.
7. Use painter’s tape or masking tape to tape off a section of the knob. I did both about half-way across the knob and then painted that section gold. I did two coats of paint.
8. After the paint dries, peel off the tape and you have your knob! Use the nuts to secure the screws into cabinets, like in my small bathroom below!