Crafty Chic Knobs

Custom hardware doesn't have to be expensive and it definitely doesn't have to be bland. These unique knobs give your cabinets, chests, and dressers instant style.

Toy Trains

After raiding the toy chest, we converted these teeny train cars into charming choo-choo handles. To make your own, remove two wheels and replace the axles with screws. Drive the screws into the drawer front.

Tip:Drill holes through 1/2- to 1-inch segments of wood dowel and place behind slim items to make the knobs easier to grasp.

Toy Blocks

These crazy blocks let you mix and match colors and letters for your own unique combination. Leave as individual blocks or form basic words for a fresh spin on these children's toys. Simply arrange them on your chosen piece of furniture and secure with screws through the back.

Glass Candleholder

The candleholder's light-catching quality adds a hint of elegance to a bedroom, dining room, or anywhere you'd like to amp up the atmosphere. To pack a little more punch, fit a small piece of dowel rod snugly into the holder and paint it a funky color. Clear glue holds everything in place.

Wooden Spoon

This industrial wooden spoon functions as the perfect handle in a hardworking kitchen. Simply add pieces of dowel rod to the back and secure with screws through the back.

Metal Cutters

Round, square, star: Any shape will do for this fun drawer pull. Because metal cutters for cookies or biscuits already have handles, simply screw in place and enjoy.

An Old Spool

This industrial spool mounts onto a drawer easily. Just sand down the rounded portions so it rests flush with the drawer front, and screw it on from the back.

Gingerbread Trim

This cool piece was broken off from some old architecture. We gave it new life by sanding and adding a coat of paint.

Iron Padlock

This padlock dangles from an eye hook that's been bent open with pliers.

Costume Jewelry

Raid your grandmother's jewelry box for interesting costume jewelry to adorn a plain wooden knob. Secure with glue for a vintage look that's both elegant and trendy.


Clothespins can be hardworking all year round. Just paint and screw in place (with dowels behind) for easy grabs.

Curtain Finial

The beaten-brass quality of this finial makes it the perfect addition to any antique project. Add it to a door or drawer to introduce aged luster.

Wooden Domino

Add a little spunk to a trunk; this wood domino is a playful way to open a box or bin.

Vintage Rulers

Positioned atop dowel segments, these rulers offer immeasurable function.

First Bloom

To get the fresh look of this pull, paint a wooden knob with small leaves and three-stroke flowers, using acrylic crafts paint.

Jeweled Perfection

Feel glamorous each time you open a drawer or cabinet by creating this striking pull. Simply glue a small crafts mirror to a flat metal knob and surround it with by-the-yard rhinestones.

An Eye for Color

Old eyeglasses now have a new purpose: drawer knobs. Decoupage paper to the back of an old eyeglass lens and adhere it to a knob for this eccentric look.

Bedazzled Beauty

Take an ordinary knob from simple to chic by overlapping and gluing chandelier crystals to the top of a silver or brass pull.

Something Old, Something New

Add character to any furniture piece by removing the backing from a large vintage button and adhering it to the top of a purchased knob. For a truly unique look, scour flea markets and antique stores for a mix of designs and prints.

Pearly Perfection

For an elegant look, paint a wooden knob white and then layer and glue small buttons on the top. Make sure to use a strong adhesive designed for bonding all kinds of materials, such as E6000. You also can adhere objects to the tops of smaller flat metal pulls.

Initially Yours

A personalized knob is perfect for the little one in your life. To get this look simply stick a dimensional letter from a scrapbooking store in the center of a smooth porcelain pull.

A Sentimental Touch

Make use of dried flowers from old arrangements by adhering them to a wooden knob and coating it with layers of decoupage medium.

Timeless Beauty

For a unique addition to your cabinets or drawers, purchase a watch face at a crafts store and glue it to a round silver knob. This crafty pull has an added bonus: You'll never lose track of time!

Shining Star

The perfect accessory for a child's bedroom or toy room, this shining star was created by layering buttons in two contrasting colors and gluing the set to a knob.

Simply Elegant

Add a feminine touch to any drawer or cabinet. Simply cut the pin back from an old brooch and glue it to a knob. Add a single rhinestone center.

Abstract Beauty

Catch people's eye with a knob that has some modern flair. Stack and glue colorful pieces of polished sea glass to a knob for an impressive look.

Country Chic

Have a soft spot for wonderful prints? Make use of your favorite fabric in a unique way by cutting out a small section and securing it over an old knob with hot glue.

French Connection

Personalize a solid-colored knob with words or symbols that fit with your decor. All you'll need is a thin brush and a porcelain paint pen.

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