Monday, April 7, 2014

DIY Knob Place Card Holders

repurposed wood knobs into place card holders

Make these simple place card holders using wood knobs and a little gold spray paint to add some glam to your Spring table.
wood knobs before and after
Those red cabinets in our kitchen are getting a serious makeover and the first thing to go are the wood knobs.  

Spray painted gold and now they're little golden nuggets that work perfectly as place card holders:

diy wood knob place cards

gold knob place cards

gold knob place card holders

I'll be using them as food table labels for a first communion party in the next few weeks.

diy gold place card holders

How to make painted knob place cards:

supplies to make place cardd holders

1. Predrill hole in center top of knob:

predrill holes in wood knobs

2. Select desired paint, I used gold spray paint, and paint the knobs:

wood knobs spray painted gold

3. Wrap masking tape around plier teeth so as not to scratch or mar the paperclip coating.
Using pliers unbend the paperclip to a straight shape:

wrap pliers with masking tape

4. Grasp one end of the straight paperclip in the pliers and wrap in a circular motion around the plier teeth:

bending paper clip into holder

5. Determine desired height of paper clip holder:

gold wood knob with metal holder

And cut off excess if necessary:

trim paper clip place card holder

6. Stick end of paperclip into E-6000 adhesive then shove down into predrilled hole in knob:

glue paper clip into wood knob


  1. Okay, seriously??? LOVE THESE!!! What a great idea and a great way to repurpose! GREAT JOB!!!!!

  2. These are right on trend in gold. Such a smart reworking of something so many would discard. Great idea and attention to detail.

  3. Such a great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party