Crafting: Glitter Knobs (and a Giveaway!)

There is no shortage of glitter and gold these days so I thought I'd join the club with these glittery knobs.  Totally trendy but in a nice small dose, these would liven up an old dresser in need of an easy makeover.  I wasn't planning on doing another giveaway until April (a good one too!) but after making these, I decided these would be a fun giveaway.  So if you're more the do-it-yourself type, directions are below.  If you'd like to be entered-to-win, just leave a comment below about what you'll do with these sparkles.  I'll draw a winner Wednesday, March 13.  The winner will receive 8, 2" wooden knobs with screws.

Supplies: Tray or large sheet of paper.  I used a tray and a piece of newsprint. Elmer's Glue or Craft Glue Super-Fine Glitter: I got mine at Joann's Knobs: I used over-sized vintage wood knobs that I had from an old dresser but they sell them at hardware stores too Clear Coat : I used a non-toxic clear coat for milk paint.  This keeps the glitter sealed in so you don't get glittery fingers every time you open a drawer Paint brush or sponge brush: I used a small, 1/2 brush for watercolors.  A bigger house-painting brush wouldn't let you have as much control

1. Put your tray and/or newsprint down.  As you might expect, this project is a little messy but not bad if you put something down on your work surface that you can dump or throw away later. 2. Place some glitter in a largish plastic bag such as an old bread bag or a ziploc.  I didn't use one that sealed but I suppose it would be better if you did. 3. Cover the knobs in glue (minus the back), applying it evenly with your finger.  If you have any clumps, the glitter will 'clump' there too so keep it even.  You don't need a lot. 4. Put one knob at a time in the bag and shake it around gently getting glitter all over the knob, holding it closed really well if it isn't sealed. 5. Remove and let dry sitting on the back end that shouldn't have any glue or glitter on it.  Repeat with the rest of your knobs. 6. Place clear coat in a small container big enough to dip your knob in. 7. Roll the knob gently through the liquid covering the whole thing (minus the back) Brush off the excess. 8. Let dry sitting on the back end. 9. Rinse.  I gently rinsed off the knobs b/c undoubtedly there will be some loose glitter still around.  Let dry.

grainy photo above is to give you a better idea of the knob-size and not a demonstration of the shiny awesomeness of glittery knobs; also this awesome dresser is still for sale (sans-gold knobs right here)

Rules: Available only to residents of the contiguous US (due to shipping costs elsewhere).  Open only to applicants 18 and over. Valued at less than $100.  No duplicate entries.  Lottery prize will be shipped using USPS Parcel Post w/in a week of the drawing.  This sweepstakes is sponsored by Urban Tastes Home & Furnishings.