BoHo Decoupage Fabric Drawer Knobs

6 Materials
$5
2 Hours
Easy

I wanted to cheer up and brighten a bedroom chest of drawers and thought the easiest way to do this on a budget is change the knobs! I had sorted out my wardrobe and found an old cotton kaftan top that didn't fit any more and really loved the vibrant design so thought I'd put it to use with my drawer knob makeover.

Decoupaged Drawer Knobs!
Decoupaged Drawer Knobs!

Firstly I got to cutting up my old cotton top into smaller pieces ready to fit some new round 44 mm plain white wooden knobs. I bought a pack of 10.

Drawer Knobs and Fabric
Drawer Knobs and Fabric

I then cut the fabric to size to gauge how much I would need on the round surface and to gather around the neck of the knob so as to create a smooth tight fit. I then pasted on the mod podge matte all around the surface.

cut the fabric to fit around knob
cut the fabric to fit around knob

Then position and smooth the fabric using the Mod Podge on the foam applicator.

Cover the surface fabric with Mod Podge
Cover the surface fabric with Mod Podge

Making sure to soak the whole surface of fabric and especially around the underneath. This helps to create a hard durable surface. I use Mod Podge Matte seal to keep fixed in place.

stick fabric in place firmly
stick fabric in place firmly

Then whilst still wet I trimmed the fabric in line with base with sharp scissors to make neat.

Putting thin strip of fabric around gathers
Putting thin strip of fabric around gathers

Cut a strip of thin fabric to hold top in place and finish neatly

glue the strip of fabric around base of knob
glue the strip of fabric around base of knob

Glue strip of fabric around base firmly to hold fabric in position.

Trim the fabric underneath
Trim the fabric underneath

Leave to dry and harden. Then screw into place on your chest of drawers!

Decoupage drawer knobs
Decoupage drawer knobs

I am so happy with the result!

Decoupaged Drawer Knobs
Decoupaged Drawer Knobs
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  • Bonny
    on Jan 31, 2019

    Could you use napkins instead of fabric?

    • Gina
      on Feb 3, 2019

      Yes. I’ve also done drawer fronts with napkins.

  • Dani Bunting
    on Feb 3, 2019

    Awesome idea but I want to know what the round thing is you have everything sitting on.

    • Susan Goode
      on Feb 6, 2019

      Thanks for noticing it’s a fabulous vintage 1930’s Bakelite coffee table I mosaiced with glass tiles. It is for sale too 😀

  • Wanda Pierce Palmer
    on Feb 3, 2019

    I use to do wooden pocketbooks a long time ago is this the same way

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