“A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories,” says master stone artist and environmentalist, Andy Goldsworthy . If you are like me, you pick up stones and rocks to remember places, to connect with nature and because you like the “feel” of stones. From almost every view inside and outside of my home, you can spy a cluster of stones or just a lone beauty here and there.
Stones have been used for many years for spiritual healing and for meditative purposes. Since stones come from the Earth, many believe their properties possess an abundance of powers from promoting good health to acquiring prosperity. Here’s a Care2 article about Healing Stones.
Do you collect stones? It is easy to make your own stone knobs for drawers or cabinets using the materials and technique below. The natural color and texture of the stones, along with the size of your drawer or cabinet door, will determine your unique one-of-a-kind knob.
DIY Natural Stone Knobs
Rocks – beach, river
Drawer pull(s) – a small metal cylinder with a flat top surface – one that will withstand repeated stress pulling.
Glue – we used Gorilla Glue.
Coarse Sand Paper
What to do:
1. Collect rocks – select size and shape according to drawer or cabinet size.
2. Wash and dry thoroughly.
3. If the draw pull is smooth, sand the end of the drawer pull where it will be glued to the rock to roughen it up.
4. Sand the rock on the side that the drawer pull will attach to.
5. Glue the stone to the drawer pull.
6. Let dry and screw into drawer.
Ronnie Citron-Fink lives in New York with her husband, two children (when they come home to the nest), two dogs and a cat. Ronnie is a teacher and a writer. She has been a contributing writer for Family Fun magazine. She currently writes articles about education and home design. Her writings are in four books including Family Fun Home and Some Delights of the Hudson Valley.
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