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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY Bottle Cap Knobs

A friend of mine is doing a little project on her deck and she wanted to have bottle cap knobs to finish it off.  She found some on Etsy, but for $10 per knob!  Ouch, that hurts, especially since she needed seven.  So being the DIY Queen that she is, she figured out how to make all 7 knobs for the cost of one knob by using a $10 ten pack of knobs from Target!  Oh, yeah!  So let’s get right to it.

Here’s what you need:

  • your favorite bottle caps
  • a set of inexpensive knobs
  • silicone glue (waterproof if you plan to do it for outside project)
  • some kind of sealer (poly or varnish) to protect cap from rusting (again for outside elements)
  • brush for sealant
  • pliers 
  • hammer
  • screwdriver
  • sandpaper

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Here’s what you do:

IMG_3896ONE:

Flange out the edges with pliers.  Check to see how it fits on the knob and tweak if needed.

 

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With bottle cap on knob, put face down on cutting board and gently tap with a hammer to help the cap hug the knob.

 

 

IMG_3898Turn it over and tap edges.

 

 

 

 

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THREE:

Use a screwdriver to take the plastic casing out of the inside of the bottle cap.

 

 

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IMG_3902FOUR:

Sand the inside of the bottle cap

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Sand top of knob.

 

 

 

 

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FIVE:

Put a nice glob of silicone inside your bottle cap.

 

 

IMG_3905Adhere bottle cap to knob.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3906SIX:

Place something heavy (like a can of olives) on top of the upside down knob to keep pressure on it until it dries.  (seal it if using outdoors)

 

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SEVEN:

Attach knob to furniture piece like any other knob.  Now you’ve got yourself a unique and very cool knob!

 

I’ll be back again soon to show you where she put these knobs.  Another very clever project.  She truly is the the DIY Queen.  I think she’s helped everyone in the tri-county area on various projects from tiling, building, painting, you name it.

21 comments:

  1. OH I am SO IN LOVE with these! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Love it! This is a terrific idea (one I haven't seen) for bottle caps. My sister home brews, and this would be a great gift for her. Thanks so much.

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