Add flair to a bureau or side table with these easy DIY medallion knobsBy Woman's Day Staff
• Wooden knobs
• White paint
• Printer and copier
• 8½" x 11" paper
• Omni Gel Transfer Medium ($11; Joann.com)
• Mod Podge Gloss
Photo by Alison Gootee/Studio D;
craft & prop styling by Shana Faust
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TIME 30 MIN, PLUS DRYING TIME
COST $17 FOR 4 KNOBS
1 Paint your knobs with 2 coats of primer; let dry after each coat.
2 Paint with a coat of white paint; let dry overnight.
3 Download the design and print it out. Make a color photocopy of the printout (inkjet printers will not work), enlarging or reducing the design to fit your knobs.
4 Following the manufacturer's directions, brush several coats of the transfer medium onto the front of your photocopy; let dry between each coat.
5 Cut out each design to fit your knob. Soak the cutouts in a bowl of water for 10 to 20 minutes.
6 While the paper is still wet, use your fingers to rub the paper backing in a circular motion until paper starts to peel off. Keep rubbing until all the paper is removed, leaving only the gel transfer image behind. Let dry.
7 Use a light coat of the transfer medium to adhere the transfers (textured side down) to each knob.
8 Press each transfer down and smooth any air bubbles out from the center. Let dry.
9 Brush a coat of Mod Podge over the entire knob. Let dry.
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Meet the crafter
Former antiques dealer Karen Watson has a blog, TheGraphicsFairy.com, with a wide variety of free downloadable designs for crafts.
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