Make This: Decorative Clay Cane Knobs

Add a DIY touch to cabinets or dresser drawers with this quick and easy home improvement project.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Add a DIY touch to your cabinets or dresser drawers with this quick and easy home improvement project. The magic ingredient? Polymer clay canes – a handmade supply available in an assortment of styles, colors, and patterns. Once you’ve found a cane you like, follow the steps below to turn it into a cabinet or drawer knob.

You will need

You might already have

Metal knobs with a flat surface
 

Step 1: Slice your polymer clay cane

Line your workspace with parchment paper. Use your clay blade to carefully slice a piece of polymer clay cane about 4 mm. thick. Next, hold your clay slice between your hands to warm and soften it. This will help prevent cracking as you roll it out.
 

Step 2: Roll out the clay slice

Use a clay roller to roll out your clay slice to about twice its original size, or large enough to fit over your metal knob.
 

Step 3: Place clay slice over knob

Place your clay slice onto the center of the knob.
 

Step 4: Wrap sides around the back

 
 
Wrap the sides of the clay slice around the back of the knob to help secure into place.
 

Step 5: Bake

 
Bake according to the instructions on your clay package. Tip: To add shine after baking, apply a coat of resin.

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