I have an obsession with playing around with resin. I am not sure what it is about it that is so fascinating, but I just love it! In the past I made some leaf resin magnets for our fridge. They are still on there and I smile every time I open the fridge and see them. We have lots of pressed leaves from our hikes and our travels and I’m always looking for ways to use them. Today I am sharing how I made these resin drawer knobs. I’m partnering up with Wagner to show you how their new heat gun can help you with this fun and easy project!
Supplies Needed for Resin Drawer Knobs:
The leaves need to be pressed and completely dry or they will not hold up well in the resin.
Step 1: After gathering the supplies, mix equal parts of each bottle into a container and stir until well mixed. Pour enough resin into each mold to cover the bottom.
Step 2: Use a Wagner HT400 heat gun to remove any air bubbles from the resin. It is so fun to watch them instantly pop and disappear!
Step 3: Wait for 15-20 minutes and then add the pressed leaves to the resin.
Step 4: Add more resin to the molds.
Step 5: Use the Wagner HT400 heat gun again to pop any remaining bubbles.
Step 6: It is time to add the screws. I actually used threaded rods since I didn’t want the head of a screw to show through some of the more delicate leaves like the ferns. You can use screws if your leaves are more solid. Using skewer sticks and tape, create a way for the screws to stay upright while the resin hardens.
Step 7: After the 24-hour cure time has passed, you can safely remove the knobs from the molds.
Add the knobs to your dresser for a whole new look! I love how the green leaves look against the navy blue. Best of all, my boys love the new knobs.
Their room faces east and a window is right across from the dresser so the morning light really makes them look their best.
Sometimes making small changes like switching out throw pillows or hardware can make all the difference!
You can see past heat gun projects I have done HERE.
Wagner is giving away one of their new heat guns to a lucky reader!
The new Wagner HT400 is a small and mighty household heat gun perfect for projects like crafting, embossing, shrinking wire tubes, removing decals and labels and shrink wrapping gifts.
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