It was recently Mod Podge’s 45th birthday and I saw all kinds of posts in the blogosphere about great projects to do with my favorite sticky medium. I had recently completed a time-consuming refinishing job on the boys' new changing table (a lovely hand-me-down from a neighbor), but I still needed some great knobs to complete the look.
I love Anthropologie’s hardware, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend $8-12 per knob. Instead, I went to Home Depot and bought wooden knobs for $2 each and broke out the Mod Podge.
What you need:
- Pretty paper, cut into small rectangles (mine were smaller than ¼ inch by ½ inch)
- Mod Podge
- Lay out something to protect your surface.
- Apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the base of the knob, I just used my fingers.
- Lay a strip of paper on the Mod Podge. Make sure to wrap the paper slightly around the bottom of the knob.
- Repeat until you’ve circled the whole base, alternate papers to get kind of a patchwork effect.
- Smooth a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the first layer.
- Repeat with another layer that slightly overlaps the top of the last.
- Continue repeating until whole knob is covered.
This is one of those projects that you can't really mess up. Just improvise as you go along and keep smoothing the paper. The finished product is really pretty and practical.