How to Make Personalized Coloring Page Cabinet Knobs
Try this super creative trick to show off your handiwork (and jazz up that old dresser or desk!)
By Kate Morin
Sick of sticking your coloring masterpieces on the fridge or framing them like any other old piece of art? Try this super creative trick to show off your handiwork (and jazz up that old dresser or desk). For this DIY project, a pattern-based coloring page will probably work best. We think mandala coloring pages or flower designs would work especially well. Here, we’re using our “Chrysanthemum Collection” coloring page by Flora Chang. Follow along below and create your own beautiful DIY coloring page embellished cabinet knobs!
What you need:
- Cabinet or door knob(s) of your choosing (Note: Wooden knobs with a semi-flat front probably work best. We’re using small wooden cabinet knobs like these. Get creative! A full-sized doorknob would work, too.)
- Mod Podge (The original formula will work. We’re using Mod Podge Hard Coat because that’s what we have on hand and for some extra durability!)
- Completed coloring pages (Designs printed on regular 20-pound copy paper will work best. Thicker paper will be harder to mold to the knob. Pro tip: Opt for designs completed with colored pencils, or laser color copies of other pages. Pages colored with water-based marker or pen will bleed when you add the Mod Podge!)
- Plastic wrap (We used about one 6x6-inch piece for each 2-inch knob. You could probably )
- Paint brush (Whatever type you have on hand is fine, whether it’s “normal” or foam)
What to do:
1. Prep the knobs! If there is a glossy coating on the surface, sand them down slightly and remove any remaining dust with a damp towel.
2. Flip one of the knobs upside down over the section of the design you want to transfer to the knob. Carefully use one hand to hold the knob still while you trace around it with the other. Repeat this step for however many knobs you're making.
3. Once you’ve finished tracing, use scissors to cut out your traced sections. After you’re done trimming the edges, place the design on top of the knob and make any necessary adjustments to the size/shape of your paper.
4. Now it’s time to apply the designs to the knobs! Start by brushing the surface of the knob with some Mod Podge. While the glue is wet, carefully center your design on the top of the knob.
5. Depending on how rounded your knobs are, once aligned properly, the center of the design should be sticking to the center of the circle. Now we need to make the rest of the design stick to the top of the knob. To do so, carefully brush the top of the paper with Mod Podge, gently pressing with your brush to apply the rest the paper to the knob.
6. Next, we’re going to use plastic wrap to help adhere the design to the knob. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the knob, gathering the excess plastic wrap under the knob so that you can pull on the plastic to help adhere the paper to the knob. Once wrapped, press down the plastic in any spots that look like the paper needs to be smoothed out. One the paper looks relatively smooth, remove and discard the plastic wrap. Let the Mod Podge dry completely.
7. Once the first layer of Mod Podge is dry, seal the knob with 2-3 more coats of Mod Podge. Let dry completely, and you’re ready to jazz up that dresser or cabinet!
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