Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DIY Honey Comb Knobs

When I redid this toy chest- I needed to add knobs and I looked everywhere for some cute knobs but the ones that I liked that were baby friendly were all a little outside of my budget and I needed 8 knobs. So I decided to make some myself :)

Supplies:
Silicon Mold -  any silicon mold- I used a silicon ice cube tray which I bought this one.  
Mold Release Spray - I used this brand.
Cardboard
Screws & Bolts
Skittles - Fun Size or King Size your preference :)

1.  Spray the Silion Mold Release Spray into mold- let it dry.  Mine took about an 30 minutes to dry.
2.  Mix your Resin
3.  Cut your Cardboard into small squares.  Poke a hole into the center of the small square.  Put the Screw into the hole and screw on the bolt- You want a little wiggle room because the head of the screw is going to be dipped into the reason and you want the bolt on the opposite side of the cardboard.
4.   Pour the resin into the mold. You want give yourself a some room on the top and careful not to over flow the mold.
5.  Put the heads of the screws into the mold.
6.  Wait 24 hours for the resin to dry.
7.  The Knobs should pop out easily because we used that mold release spray.
8.  Unscrew the knobs and remove the cardboard.
9.  Now enjoy that bag of skittles for a job well done.

10 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Those are so cool doll, love the idea :)) I may have to make some myself :)) Hope you are well xx

YeamieWaffles said...

These are amazing Erika and look just perfect, great job with these.

Becky K said...

How cool! I had no idea you could make such things yourself!! They look great, I'll have to give this a try if I ever coerce myself into a furniture project again!

<3becky
www.loosefromthezoo.com

Leah said...

Love it! I was wondering if you ended up making them. they look great!

Gloria said...

Using an ice cube tray for the mold is genius! Love!

Erin said...

You know, I always fancy myself rather crafty or DIY able, and then I see things like this...and I realize I am hilariously mistaken. They are awesome! xo

rooth said...

Gah - you are TOO TOO clever

Kira said...

Such a great idea. Also, love that you included Skittles in the supplies list!

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley said...

WOW, so cool, I didn't know you could make things like these! Would love to see colored ones or even funkier tray shapes!

Tiffany said...

This is awesome!