One of my very best friends is getting married this summer. I am so happy for her, and so honored to be a part of the wedding party! I love planning for anything- babies, weddings, parties! So I was inspired and came up with an idea for her to use as favors since I know she and her fiance like wine. I suggested we make wine bottle stoppers out of old knobs, since I had a bazillion wooden knobs from refinishing so may dressers! She needed 150, so she took care of ordering the corks, and I sorted through my wooden knobs last week, got 150 out and spray painted them in 3 colors- white, yellow, and a slate blue. (I wanted navy blue or gray, but could only find them in a glossy finish and I didn’t want glossy!). The blushing bride arrived Saturday and we got to work, distressing all the knobs. Once that was done, we started putting them together. It was a lot of work to get 150 finished, but it was a pretty simple project and would also make a great hostess gift.
I purchased all-thread from the locak hardware store. If you’re not sure what that is, it looks like this….
It’s basically a long screw without a head…. just the threaded part. I wasn’t sure what sizes I would need since all the knobs would have different threading, so I purchased some 8,some 10, and some 12, and ended up needing every size. The pieces I purchased were each 3 feet long, so would need to be cut. I would find which threading fit the knob, screw the knob on, and then used my Dad’s dremel tool to cut through the threading, leaving a little less than an inch of threading showing.
Once that was done, I passed the knob onto the bride, and she screwed it into the cork. Once she was close to having it all the way in, she placed a couple beads of tacky glue in between the knob and cork, and finished screwing it on so it would be secure- glued and screwed. Here is what they ended up looking like. We were both thrilled with the outcome!
All I need to do is make some tags with the bride and groom’s names, the date of the wedding, and tie them on and they will be ready for the guests.