Casted Cabinet Pull Or Bottle Stop

The extent of creative cabinet pulls basically caps at do you want plastic or metal handles? But recently, I've been tooling around with techniques to make these more fun in your home.

Here are process shots of how I made some candy-themed closet door pulls using easy cast epoxy and and some latex whiskey ice cube trays. I filled each cube up with Skittles and Starburst along with the epoxy mixture (see below for ratios) and let the waiting game begin. You can expect your pulls to be dry in about 72 hours.

Note that the same process can be used to make just about any sized door knob simply by up scaling your mold.

Using the same technique, I also made some artsy bottle stops. For this one, I clipped a flower from my rose bush at home and added it to the epoxy. I have also filled Mickey Mouse ice cube trays and used a flat finish effect as another way to be unique.

Remember to take extra care when mixing the epoxy. A mold requires equal parts resin and hardener; then you can add in basically anything you can think of: pennies, push pins, etc. I usually let my molds sit and cure for up to 72 hours before removing from casting mold.

Even though it may be tempting, don't attempt to remove the mold before the drying period. Not only will you be left with sticky fingers, but the mold will appear tacky and imperfect.

You can try this yourself or have me make a custom set for you!

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