15 Simply Genius Drawer Pulls to Dress Up a Dresser

Are you searching for a way to add some personality to your cabinet doors and drawers? Check out these fun, functional, and frugal knob options!

By Larry Bilotti | Published Oct 23, 2018 06:45 PM

Rope ‘Em Up

Rope Drawer Pulls

Do you just love nautical decor? Keep it simple and thrifty by using rope in place of traditional pulls on a dresser or drawers. These are the perfect accent for a lakeside cottage, a country home by the river, a beach bungalow, even a landlocked house. Available from Etsy; prices vary. 

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etsy.com via CKandNateCreate

Rock-Hard Hardware

diy geode drawer pulls

For a fresh burst of color and a unique flea-market ambiance, collect polished sea glass, unusual rocks, or beautiful minerals to make custom drawer pulls, like these from The Merry Thought. Remember to use extra-strong glue as the rocks can be heavy.


Pull Toys

DIY Toy Drawer Pulls

Looking for a creative and inexpensive way to customize a child’s bedroom or playroom? Use spray painted small toys like these safari animals from Etsy as dresser door or drawer knobs. Available from Etsy; $6.75+.

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etsy.com via LovemeKnotStore

Made to Measure

DIY Ruler Drawer Handles

Rulers or yardsticks cut to size make perfect handles for wide drawers. However, the vintage school supply aren't always the sturdiest option for constant tugging. The Painted Hive came up with a smart solution using scrap wood, a ruler graphic, and Mod Podge. You'd never been able to guess these aren't the real deal rulers. 

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Pull and LEGO

LEGO Handles

Perfect for the basement or playroom, these fun knobs take a cue from the classic toy LEGOs. The block is a great fit for a drawer pull and it provides a pop of color. Available from Etsy; $4.50.

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etsy.com via DaRosa

Make it with Mold

Air Clay Drawer Pulls

These drawer pulls from Delineate Your Dwelling couldn't be much simpler to make! Using air clay, she formed different shapes around knobs she already had on hand. For a finishing touch she used painted them for a cool and glitzy look. 


Leather Pulls

Leather Drawer Pulls

Folded leather strips create this simple yet elegant look, perfect for a modern, minimalist room. Available from Etsy; $5.

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etsy.com via SlaskaLAB

Cement Knobs

DIY Cement Drawer Knob

With a silicone mold and cement you can make your own hardy knobs. Find different shaped molds for fun varieties and decorate them anyway you want with paint and art supplies. 

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Branch Out

Tree Branch Drawer Pulls

If you're crazy about the upscale rustic look, make unique and useful cabinet handles from tree branches like Addicted2Decorating. Choose branches from your property, and you’ll have enough to personalize every cabinet in your house!

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Decoupage Drawer Knobs

decoupage drawer knobs

Have you admired beautiful ceramic pulls in the store, but don't have the budget to splurge on them nor the art skills to paint them for yourself? Well, A Piece of Rainbow found a genius solution. Using plain inexpensive knobs and some printed patterns, she decoupaged the look herself. 

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Wrapped Twine

Twine Door Knob

Who needs a high-end design store? Not you. These rope knobs from Etsy have an earthy feel, that are on trend and economical. If you're feeling crafty, you can attempt to make them on your own with got glue and twine. Just wrap the twine tightly in circles and glue it to an ordinary knob you already have on hand. Available from Etsy; $5.

etsy.com via knobpologie

Nuts and Bolts

Bolt Drawer Pull

If industrial is where your design druthers lie, these DIY nuts and bolts drawer pulls could be just for you. Ideal for a garage or shop, it will also look great in a modern setting with lots of steel elements. 


Pipe Pulls

Copper Pipe Drawer Pulls

If you have experience cutting copper pipe then these won't be hard to make! With copper becoming a popular hardware materials for homes, these drawer pulls will bring a touch of industrial glam to your house. 

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Make It Marble

Marble Drawer Knob

Hesitant about going all in on a popular decor trend? That's okay. One reasonable way to try out new styles is by incorporating them as smaller details, like drawer pulls! A Beautiful Mess shares a DIY for simple clay marble knobs. Quick, easy, and affordable, they'll give your room a style boost. 

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Colorful Crochet

Crochet Drawer Knobs

If yarn craft is your thing, pull out your crochet needles and whip up a bunch of colorful covers for your drawer knobs. You can make over a dresser in no time, and bring a textured contrast to the smooth surface of your furniture. They're slipcovers for your hardware!

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