October 24, 2011

Decorating Polymer Clay Cabinet Knobs

On my last post I showed you how I made the polymer clay knobs for my sweet little linen cupboard transformation 


I wanted to throw out some ideas on how to decorate polymer clay knobs


 I know with all of the creativity out there the possibilities are endless


Pull out all of your rubber stamps, buttons, water slide decals, and bling


The buttons and rhinestones I put on my knobs before baking


I am such a loser of a decorative artist, but wanted to show you the possibility of painting your knobs...Next life, I want to be able to paint and sing!


On these I used my rubber stamps after baking the knobs


Depending on how much wear the knobs get you could coat them with clear acrylic spray, I really like this triple thick acrylic spray


It gives the knobs below a nice shiny look

I used rose water slide decals on my knobs for the linen cabinet


There you have it, I can't wait to see the ideas you come up with!


Now I have a bunch of free knobs for future projects! 

Happy Creating!

Carol

38 comments:

cmoh said...

oh I love the addition on the rhinestones! Great pieces!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really are adorable! I would never even think about making something like that! You are so smart! ♥

Something Special said...

You always have such great ideas for us all. Thank you.

laxsupermom said...

Love the stamped knobs and the blingy ones are so cool! Thanks for sharing.

BrushedByAnAngel said...

So pretty!! I love the bling - I too wish I could sing - or even dance. My only talent is painting - I can't even cook!!
Brenda

Screaming Sardine said...

Carol, Carol, Carol! Now what is this about being "a loser of a decorative artist"? You continually inspire and amaze many people. Plus, I'm sure there are many painters and singers who would love to be able to turn trash and ho hum objects into treasures like you can. The world needs more visionaries like you, dear Carol. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Ruby Jean said...

What a GREAT idea...And a Perfect way to get Exactly what you want..The Rhinestones knobs came out Lovely... This is a Project I know we will be trying...

Createology said...

Your cabinet knobs are wonderful. For the price of your labor and supplies you have definitely outdone the uber expensive mass produced pieces available. I love your ingenuity dear...

stefanie said...

oh, sooo sweet!!!!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

The more you show those water slide decals, the more I see I am going to have to give in and order some of that paper someday. I love those little rose knobs, but I also like the stamped ones. Like you, I've used that same glaze many times, so for anyone who hasn't tried it, that is a great one to use. Have a great week!

laurie said...

wow thats such a great idea, I love them all but the ones that you stamped in black are really sharp!

Rona Gregory said...

Love these Carol! Can't remember whose blog I saw it on but you can stamp before baking to give a nice imprint! I just bought some clay to play with and oh guess what my Walnut Ink Crystals arrived today yay!!! I think I will like these, cheaper than buying the ink itself and you can make up as much as you want, to the strength/depth of color and as you need! I love this linen cupboard!

Nancy said...

They are so awesome!

Nancy

Debbie said...

Well, I want to paint and sing AND craft like Carol.

These are wonderful. My favorites (I think) are the stamped ones. I love them all though.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love, love, love!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful little gems. Nice job Carol.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

So, so pretty Carol. Seems easy enough... but I don't know about me, ha! Oh and btw, I want to be able to sing in my next life too!

Hugs,
Jacaly

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

They are all as cute as can be, Carol! I think your painted knobs turned out very well. Decorative painting can be a challenge on a small space but you're on the right track. Frequently there's lots of trial and error before success happens--ask me how I know!

kristiB said...

Love, love, love this! These are little works of art, Carol. You are so creative.....

Geneva said...

What a clever idea... This is my first visit to your blog, so I had some back tracking to do on how you made your knobs. You did a very nice job... I may try some myself ":o)

Alicia@eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are just so pretty. What an awesome job you did!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
Queen of great ideas!!!
LOVE the linen cabinet makover!!! The new knobs, rock!!! I hope you Mom doesn't decide to take the cabinet back aka make room for it!!!
The garage is finally cleaned out and the Jeep fits perfectly..I can even open each door LOL!
Always fun to see your great ideas!
Warmly,
deb

Melodee said...

I so love this idea! I just saw your name on Beyond the Picket Fence and mine is kind of similar...so I jumped to your cute blog and I'm so happy I found you! I just painted a thrifted dresser and need new knobs:)
http://polkadotnotebook.blogspot.com/2011/10/thrifting.html

Linda said...

Carol, these are so wonderful! You really are a talented, creative woman!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Oh My! These knobs are wonderful! You have so many talents and the next thing I know you will be recording your first album and painting a Picaso!!!

hugs
Sissie

Marie said...

I love your blog!! I have missed you so much!! LOL as i haven't been able to visist dear bvlogs...now I feel better ....
Great job!! Love those knobs!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I feel like blogger needs a "Love" button at the end of each post! Your knobs are perfect!

Sandy Michelle said...

Wow I never thought to make my own knobs. Cool!!

Sandy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

And I thought I would have to buy a knob if I needed one...Thanks for the info! You do great work in THIS life!!!

Rita May said...

I added the ingredients to the pumpkin spice sugar scrub, so check back.
Your designed knobs are so creative. A great way to get a custom look.

Roselle said...

Oh Carol these are adorable. ADORE the ones with the bling added! But the stamped Paris ones are 2die4 too!
You are so not a "loser" at anything. So creative. Love your posts. My 10 year old followed your instruction for making clay roses and made a batch for me to use! Isn't that fab?
Thank you so much for thinking/worrying about me. That really touches my heart and means so much. I'm back. Leg is healing, I am getting fit and healthy and in a better mood too ;)
I am going to catch up on visiting now.
In my next life I want a true willowy ballerina's body and straight hair, K?
xo
Roselle

red.neck chic said...

LOL! These are AWESOME!!! Love love!!!

;-D robelyn

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I - love - the knobs!

Dee

SavannahGranny said...

Love the knobs. Now I am going to see how you made them. Hugs, Ginger

One Gal's Trash said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks for stopping by. Those Paris knobs just knocked my socks off! Magnifique!
xo
Pam

Lovely Light said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I love your knobs- terrific job decorating them. I've never worked with polymer clay, but I've always wanted to make little figurines (like pigs, etc) out of it! I'm gonna look through more of your posts now...

P.S.- I'm following you now!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I LOVE these, Carol! I so want to make some!

Thanks for sharing the how-to! Will be adding these cuties to my list of projects!

Hugs!
Lori

Noah said...

such beautiful knobs...and such a great idea...I too, hope to be at least able to sing in my next life...haaaaaa hugs, noah