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Personalized Drawer Knobs
Designed by Heather Lancaster


When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Main supplies:

  • Prang® DAS® Air Hardening Clay
  • Prang® Brush Pens
  • Prang® Metallic Markers
  • Old Drawer Knob or Nut & Bolt

Basic Supplies:

  • Basic Supplies:
  • Plastic knife
  • Toothpick
  • Water
  • Dowel rod to roll the clay
  • Wax paper
  • Masking tape


Be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions on the package of clay.
Wash your hands after working with clay.


1. The easiest way to make the Drawer Knob is to begin by wrapping an old drawer knob with the clay. Work a small amount of clay in your hands to soften it, roll it out and then wrap it around the old drawer knob.  If an old drawer knob is not available, make a ball out of the clay and insert a bolt into the center of it. Mold the base into the desired shape. Try a heart, simple circle, square or even a fish or flower!
2. Once the base is complete continue to create more interest on top of it by adding 'extras'. Try putting your initial in the center of a circle design and placing tiny dots all the way around it, or adding a criss cross pattern to a square knob. 
3. Color the finished design using Brush Pens and/or Metallic Markers. Allow the clay to dry overnight before you begin the coloring process. The Brush Pens will allow you to add lot's of fun details to your knob!
4. Attach the knob to the dresser.

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