Are you wondering how to add character to your furniture pieces? Does it feel like your piece is missing something? Follow this guide on how to make moulds!
How To Make Moulds To Transform Your Furniture
Do you ever look at a piece of furniture and say “wow you are boring” or “you just feel like you need something extra”? Adding moulds to furniture is a great way to transform that boring old piece, as well as adding a little flair.
I am a huge fan of Prima Marketing’s silicone moulds and their brand new moulding material. The new modeling material is less likely to crack and much more pliable, also a little bit will go a long way! I will also go over how to use some of Prima Marketings new silicone moulds. The process is the same for any of their silicone moulds new or old.
What Will You Need To Make The Moulds?
For the moulds I am going to go over, I used the following silicone moulds and material:
-Redesign Mould – Etruscan Accents
-Redesign Air Dry Modeling Material
-Ceramic Furniture Knobs
-Titebond Quick &Thick Multi-surface Glue
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For this particular tutorial I have used the moulds to transform knobs. If you make these moulds you can also glue them right to the furniture in different areas. These are so easy to make my 6 year old was my helper!!
Making Unique Knobs Using Moulds
You will need the materials listed above for this project.
The first step is to take the modeling material and push it into the silicone mold. Once you feel like it is even in the mould, you will want to take your thumb and push the extra modeling material across the mould to get the extra material off and make the back of the mould smooth.
After you have made it smooth you can bend the mould and pop out the material. When you make all the moulds you want, you will allow the material to dry 12-24 hours before you glue it to the knobs.
Once you have allowed the modeling material to dry, you are ready to glue it to the knobs or your piece.
SIDE NOTE: If you are putting a mould on furniture make sure you clamp it down or put a little weight on it.
You don’t need a lot of glue just a small dab, then press down the dried mould onto the knob. Set the knobs aside and allow them to dry.
Once your glue is dried, you are ready to paint and decorate your mould. These products have completely transformed those boring ceramic knobs into some pretty, ornate knobs.