During our staycation two weeks ago due to the hurricane, we visited the Land of the Gnomes.
Its not really the land of the gnomes, but that’s what I like to call it. I’ll tell you all about it in another post…
At every staycation stop, we let the circus get something from the gift shop to attempt and make up for not going to the beach.
Ok, I wanted something from just about every gift shop too.
In the Land of the Gnomes gift shop, I found a display of stones and gems.
They were pretty. And shiny.
Therefore, I was immediately sucked in.
Mainly because they were shiny.
After deliberating 10 minutes about which stones to buy and what I could do with them, I finally settled on a few small bars of selenite.
And I came home and made the prettiest, and cheapest, hardware knobs you ever did see…
Of course, their beauty is amped up by like 1000 because they are against my favorite shade of green too.
You can make these in less than five minutes and for $1 each.
That’s right, one dollar each.
DIY Selenite Knobs
- Brass Knob Making Base ($0.59 each)
- Selenite Sticklets (10 come in a pack for $4 = $0.40 per stick)
- E6000 Glue (If you don’t have this on hand, it will cost about $7, but trust me, its well worth it and you will get a ton of uses out of it.)
- Dried Rice or Dried Beans (This will make sense in a minute.)
- Small Bowl
(I didn’t include the cost of the glue, rice or bowl in the per knob cost. I’m figuring some of you will already have that on hand.)
Unwrap one of the knob making bases. Apply a small amount of the E6000 glue to the side that has a hole, but does not have threadings for a screw (you’ll easily be able to see what I’m talking about). Then, immediatley place a selenite stick on the glue/knob.
Let me just say, this was my first time using the E6000 glue and I’m hooked. Quite frankly, it pisses me off that I didn’t discover it sooner. Its clear and significantly less messy than hot glue. It’s also about 100 times stronger than hot glue. I see this glue and I forming a beautiful relationship as we DIY our way into the sunset.
Put a small amount of the dry rice or beans in a bowl and carefully nestle the knobs within the rice/beans. Let them stay here for a minimum of 24 hours to dry. (The glue says it may take up to 72 hours to dry.) If you don’t have a circus running around, there’s a good chance the knobs will be ok just balancing themselves while drying. We weren’t taking chances around here though.
After the knobs are dry, screw them onto your furniture.
I told you they were cheap and easy.
But most importantly, pretty.
I may or may not have plans to do this with any other stones and/or gems I can get my hands on…
What do you think would be a pretty one to try out next?
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