Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Easy Dollhouse Miniature Door Knob / Lever Tutorial

Here is a super easy and fast dollhouse door knob or door handles (actually lever) tutorial. I made some doors from scratch for my upcoming french mansard roof house - "La Maison de Campagne."  
And they needed some classic hardware. So here's what I came up with!
These door knobs are super easy and quick to make with very simple materials.
You'll need glue, wire (I used 26 gauge), acrylic paint in a golden brown color for aging, black enamel paint(you could also gloss regular acrylic), cardboard, 2 size of beads ( a teeny bead about 1mm and a  2 or 3mm bead).
Cut the wire into 4 inch pieces. You need 4 of them. Bend the wire in half and twist.  Cut the cardboard into long rectangles and cut off the four corners. Mine are 1/4" x 1 1/4" long(6.35 mm x 31.75mm). And cut a smaller rectangle for the insert 3/8" x 1" (9.52mm x 25.4mm). Glue insert on larger rectangle.
Roll the twisted wire into an "s" shape.
Glue the bigger bead onto the cardboard.
I glue the wire handles onto the bead. I used a piece of wood to hold each handle in place while it dries.  I also dropped the tiny bead in the middle to finish off the handle. Let dry completely.
Paint.
And use brown or golden brown to have a little. That's it!  So simple and easy!
hugs♥,

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial luvvy! I always enjoy watching you create. ; D

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  2. Me encantan,que bien quedan y que fáciles parecen en el tutorial,habrá que probar!!!! Muchas gracias!!
    Besos.

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial.
    I will do it for my French house.
    Have a nice day
    Sonja

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  4. They look fabulous - how clever you are Jennifer, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Caroline, what a wonderful tutorial, it sounds really easy, but it looks gorgeous....thank you so much for sharing :)

    Hugs Mieke

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  6. You are so Creative with the simplest materials! This is great! I will have to try it!
    Thanks for the ideas!

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  7. A love your doorknobs. Thanx for the tutorial.

    Greetings Xandra

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  8. Oh my gosh, it just blows my mind with what you come up with! These are amazing and you always make everything look so easy...although I doubt it would be for me!!! Can't wait to see more of this new house:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  9. A great idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. Your door handles look fantastic. Thanks Caroline for the super tutorial.
    Hugs Maria

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  11. Thank you for the tutorial, Caroline, your door knobs are wonderful. And so easy to create with the most simplest things, that's so clever of you :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  12. Gracias por la explicación El resultado es genial.

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  13. Hallo Caroline !
    Tolle Idee. Danke fürs zeigen.
    LG
    Skiddi

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  14. Wonderful I'll be trying this for my renovation on the Big House. I'll love to learn to make my own front door for the house.
    Thank you.

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  15. Beautiful result! Thank you for the lovely tutorial! xo Jennifer

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  16. Super tutorial, dear Caroline!!! Like it! Good for my flea market!!! Thank you!

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  17. Great door knobs and thank you for showing your tutorial!
    groetjes van Marijke
    http://thuis-in-het-klein.blogspot.nl

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial. It's a great idea. hugs, Marisa

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  19. Fabulous tutorial, thank you.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  20. I am making a quarter-scale dollhouse from Petite Properties. I was thinking about a fancy door knob. This is it. It will just be very, very tiny. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

    Pat

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