Heavenly Doorknobs

Heavenly Doorknobs

Convert your ordinary doorknobs into heavenly with this simple idea.

What you need

Door handles
angel print wrapping paper
or decoupage paper

Acrylic paints
Clear varnish


Start by base coating your door knob handles with a blue base paint.

If you are using old door knob handles that are already painted then you will need to apply several coats of paint. If your knob was previously varnished (has a shiny coating) then using some sandpaper give it a light rub until it becomes dull. This will allow the new layer of paint to adhere to the existing layers.

Using your brush paint some fluffy clouds onto the blue sky background. Use your finger to smudge the cloud edges for a more cloudy effect.

Glue on the angel using white wood glue. If you find your image is too large then place small snip lines to help it curve around the knob. Press the image down onto the knob and overlap these small snip areas to avoid heavy crease lines.

Once your image is firmly stuck down, spray your door knob with several coats of clear varnish until it is well covered. Allow it to dry between each coat

Choose paper that is thin to make your application smoother.

Spray varnish is a great addition to any craft box and can be bought from Art and Craft supply stores as well as hardware stores.


  1. Sandra Lemstra says

    I love the idea

  2. am going to my neighbor’s tomorrow in search of discarded door knobs!

  3. This is a cute idea for a recycle project when replacing doorknobs. Put the old ones in a wicker basket on a side table after you have them done, if you have country decor they would be a cute addition and a great conversation piece. If your doorknobs are old and in badshape but you don’t want to replace them this would be a cute way to hide their blemishes. Put a childs name or initial on their door knob to their bedroom perhaps. Cute idea!

  4. this sound great. you could put almost any type of decoupage to decorate it. wonderful idea. thanks

  5. tht is a lovely idea! i luv angels! and i luv Jesus. no offense, any1. but i just luv my savior, Jesus Christ!

  6. lmao i kindah agree with the part that says “Who ahs tons of doorknobs sitting around?”” And i think it is nice, but as i quoted. :S Lovely.

  7. lesliem says

    excellen idea for decorating bathroom cabinates

  8. Cute, but who has tons of doorknobs sitting around?

  9. No No No! Not on door handles!

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