Adding Decorative Moulds to my dresser drawers was just the right touch! Let me show you how easy it is to make these embellishments.
Supplies I Used
- Moulds of your choice: I used Prima Marketing IOD Vintage Art Decor Moulds -Keyholes
- Powder: I used baking soda (it’s what I had on hand)
- Wood glue
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A little history
I purchased this dresser over a year ago and she was stripped of her hardware.
I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with her, but this dresser was in great shape but very ugly and I knew I could change that!
Let’s Get Started
Making Decorative Moulds is a fun and easy project to do.
However, this is the first time I used moulds to add flair to my drawer knobs.
To begin with I used a 9 x 13 baking sheet to not only keep my supplies together but also to make and cure my moulds during the process.
Prepping your Decorative Moulds
To prep your moulds, you need to dust them with powder.
This will make is easier to remove the mould once you have it formed.
I started out using baking powder because that was the only powder substance I had on hand, and it worked!
I sprinkle the powder in the moulds and then use a dry and clean paint brush and brushed the powder around inside.
Forming Decorative Moulds
This brings back childhood memories!
I always loved playing with Play-Doh!
The trick with using Paperclay is using enough to fill the mould and then remove the excess.
If you come up short on your Paperclay and add more to fill in the missing areas the integrity of the mould may become an issue later after it’s cured.
I pull off enough Paperclay and roll it in my hands into a ball.
Depending on the shape of my mould, I may then flatten this and roll it out into “pencil” shape.
I then start pushing the Paperclay into the mould making sure to fill in all the decorative areas.
Once the mould is completely full, I like to use my fingers to start pulling away the excess, especially around the mould edges.
I will also use a putty knife to flatten the Paperclay into the mould and pull off the excess.
You will want the Paperclay to be flat on the top, or what will be the backside of your moulds.
When I am ready to remove, I work around the edges, peeling away the mould or breaking the seal.
Once I’ve gone all the way around, I then turn the mould upside down and slowly peel it away from the Paperclay.
If your mould breaks, just repeat the process again.
It happens sometimes!
Applying your decorative moulds
Did you know you can apply your moulds before they are cured?
Since my moulds were being used with the drawer knobs, I made sure to make a hole for the screw of the knob before the Paperclay cured.
I ended up, applying my moulds after they were cured and I used wood glue to adhere my moulds to the drawers.
When applying your wood glue, make sure you cover the entire surface of the mould that will be touching your surface.
Once I had each one glued on, and the glue had cured, I installed my drawers knobs from Hobby Lobby.
I have another blog post on how to make moulds, click here to see how I repurposed a clearance Hobby Lobby sign!
And that is it!
click below to see my diy video
My New-to-Me Dresser Blog Posts
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Click here for how I added decorative moulds to my drawers.
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