DIY Resin Drawer Knobs

by Marina Ingrit

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!

 

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Supplies Needed for Resin Drawer Knobs:

Silicone Mold

Two-part Resin

Heat Gun

Pressed Leaves

Skewer Sticks

Tape

Screws

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The leaves need to be pressed and completely dry or they will not hold up well in the resin.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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Their room faces east and a window is right across from the dresser so the morning light really makes them look their best.

 

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Sometimes making small changes like switching out throw pillows or hardware can make all the difference!

 

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You can see past heat gun projects I have done HERE.

 

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