Drawer Pulls as Decorative Bottle Stoppers

Today’s craft is a bottle stopper made with drawer pulls. I found my drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby but World Market has a great selection too. It would be fun to make some of these using antique knobs found at thrift stores or while antiquing.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Here is a picture of my materials – drawer pulls, I also got replacement wine corks from Wal Mart, a hot glue gun, and a rotary cutter (my husband surprised me with one that he bought from Costco for $29.99 – a great tool for wood, metal, and many other crafts).

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Here is a side view of the drawer pulls I choose – before I removed the bolts…

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

…and the bolts removed. Just a couple twists and they come right off.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

I used the rotary cutter to cut off the screws from the drawer pull. Make sure you are very careful (some of the screws that we were cutting off sparked and others didn’t – it depended on the type of metal that was used).

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Here is a picture of the screw removed – the cutting isn’t perfect and that is okay – it will be hidden once we hot glue it to the cork.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Here are all of the drawer pulls that have their screws after using the rotary cutter. Also remember when cutting that the screw (once it has fallen off) can be very hot, don’t touch it right away, let it cool first. Some of the drawer pulls were made of metal that got very hot, too (others were made out of wood or ceramic). Cut as close to the drawer pull as you can.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

You might not have to do this step if you find wine replacement corks without the wooden topper things – but I cut them off. I might use those wooden circle tops later for another craft (maybe write or decoupage our initial and put a magnet on the back and put it on our refrigerator?).

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Next I choose a drawer pull, hot glued it and the cork and pressed it together for several minutes to make sure it was secure and straight.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

The rest of the pictures are my finished products. the picture does not do them justice – some of the pulls were gold, mosaic, glittery… they aren’t showing up as pretty as they really are.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

Do you like my wine stop holder? Elisabeth got it for me for my birthday one year. You can find it on Amazon just search: wine stopper bouquet. It’s one of my favorite gifts, and now I buy them for friends all the time. They look great on the counter especially if you have some great DIY decorative bottle stoppers like these.

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

{Texas Craft House} DIY drawer pulls as decorative bottle stoppers

This craft was very simple. If this is your first time using a rotary cutter have your husband or a friend show you the basics (it is actually easy to use), you just might need to practice before starting to get the feel of cutting through metal.

Where have you seen cute drawer pulls?

{Texas Craft House} Cassie

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