DIY Rainbow Furniture Knobs for Kids

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DIY in a Day brings you step-by-step instructions for easy projects that will spruce up your space — within 24 hours (or less!).

Childrens bedrooms and playrooms are some of the most fun to decorate, creating a space where they can express themselves and let their imaginations thrive. We're always looking for simple ways to add whimsy and interest — and these rainbow furniture knobs are a charming way to update furniture that your little ones will be sure to love.

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As your children grow we don't always want or need to replace larger items of furniture (especially if they're in good condition) but changing the hardware is a quick and affordable way to refresh the look of an existing set of wardrobes or drawers. We've taken some basic knobs from IKEA and given them a super cute makeover using polymer clay that you can customize with your children's favorite colours.

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Things You'll Need

Step 1

Pick the color scheme for your polymer clay — you can use any combination for your rainbows. We've opted for a selection of complementary colours that would sit well with the yellow shade of our wardrobe.

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Step 2

Use your hands to roll the polymer clay into lengths that are 1/4 inch thick. We're using four colors for our rainbow but you can add more if you wish.

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Step 3

Gently squeeze the rolled out lengths together to make one section.

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Step 4

Start to gently curve the clay to create a rainbow shape.

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Step 5

Trim the rainbow shape with a knife. You can make your rainbow any size — ours is approximately two inches wide and 1-1/2 inches high.

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Step 6

Repeat Step 4 and Step 5 until you have the required amount.

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Step 7

Pop your clay into the oven to harden. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for times and temperature.

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Step 8

Next you'll need to glue the rainbows to your hardware. Small flat knobs work best.

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Place the adhesive on both surfaces (the knob and the clay), and hold together to bond.

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Step 9

Once dry, the knobs are ready to use. Simply attach them to your drawers or doors using the screws provided.

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Such an easy way to update the look of your children's bedroom furniture!

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