When I made these knobs and texted a photo to my hubby, he called me from his trip: “They look amazing! But no one is going to be able to make them…”
Then I realized because I was always drawing and painting, he thought I PAINTED these!
Well, these may look like hand painted ceramic knobs, but the secret is- they are the easiest things to make, and there is no painting involved.
I will show you the tricks and share all the designs I made here. You can download them to make your own set of “hand-painted” designer knobs for your home! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
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Below is a quick video tutorial of the process –
Materials and tools:
- Wood, metal or ceramic knobs. I used 2″ wooden ones with a gently curved surface like these , or 1.75″ ones like these, which are easier to decoupage.
- A non-toxic glue good for decoupage, such as good old Modpodge, or Martha Stewart Decoupage Formula , and a soft brush. The Martha Stewart Decoupage Formula is dishwasher safe after 28 days, which offers extra protection if the knobs are in high use areas in a kitchen.
- Office paper and an inkjet printer or laser printer. Most home printers are inkjet.
- A few thin sheets of plastic will make the process super easy. I used plastic food wrap .
Measure the knobs and create same size circular designs. You can download mine at the end. Sand the knobs slightly if they have a glossy coating on the surface.
Print the designs and cut out the circles. Continue to next page –