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.
And use brown or golden brown to have a little. That's it!  So simple and easy!


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

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

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

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

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

    Hugs Mieke

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

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

    Greetings Xandra

  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!

  9. A great idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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

  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

  12. Gracias por la explicación El resultado es genial.

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

  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.

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

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

  17. Great door knobs and thank you for showing your tutorial!
    groetjes van Marijke

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

  19. Fabulous tutorial, thank you.
    All the best

  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.


  21. Jennifer, as always I love your tutorials and this is no exception. I wonder if your measurement for the cardboard insert should be 1" x 3/16" rather than 3/8" wide. That way they are smaller than the back piece.

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