I found these knobs a while back, when I was out thrifting, they remind me of the pretty ones at Anthro. So, remember the photo tree when I said I’ve been collecting fallen limbs and branches on my runs and have been working on some projects? Well, I used some of the limbs to make this necklace holder as a birthday present for Megan last December:
Meg’s a really sweet girl and shares my love for brown paper packages (tied up with string!) so I figured she might also share my love for ‘bringing the outdoors inside’!
Isn’t cedar wood just beautiful? I love that the heartwood is distinctly different from its surrounding sapwood (all new terms, I picked up from putting this project together, again, thanks Miller carpentry–I feel like I’m learning so much on these little adventures of mine).
Inspiration: Esther has a super sleek and mod necklace holder made out of knobs that was the inspiration for this project. Check hers out here. It’s genius because it holds longer necklaces! I upcycled tree slices instead of purchasing unfinished wood from the craft store–but, I did check and you can even purchase tree slices so you don’t have to go foraging for them if you haven’t got the time!
After you’ve got your wood, you can just drill holes using a drill bit similar in size to the knobs and screw them in. I actually had fun making these and went out and got a couple more knobs and made one for Sarah (who is in Beirut and I miss terribly!). Anyway, I think these tree limbs are just natural and timeless in their own whimsical way…Other knob ideas:
If you use drawer handles you could hang earrings on them (I’ve seen some pretty cool vintage handles out there, wish I had thought of the idea while making these!).
you could use, wooden knobs—I found some that are just $0.50 cents at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store and I think it’d be fun to doodle a design on them or paint them…
See, fallen branches and limbs aren’t that bad, right? I am definitely an advocate of upcycling them and displaying their natural elegance…
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