Homemade Ideas for Cabinet Pulls


Homemade cabinet door and drawer pulls can give a customized look to kitchens, bathrooms or any other cabinets in your home.

Choose a Theme

  • Decide on the look and theme you want the cabinet pulls to have--such as modern and contemporary, country, or nautical. Draw from a hobby, favorite vacation destination or anything else that might reflect your personality. In addition, think about the atmosphere and design already in place.

Consider the Space

  • Questions to ask include: Where are the cabinets located? Do they need to be accessed in daylight or at night? What sort of shape or size is appropriate? What color would best complement or contrast with the cabinets' color?

FInd Materials

  • Locate materials for the cabinet pulls. Choose items from around the house and re-purpose them. Items that might be used include souvenir coins from international travels, pebbles, beach glass, keys from an old computer keyboard, bottle caps, or even Scrabble tiles. For a custom look, mold shapes out of polymer clay (available in craft stores). Make sure the shape and material feels comfortable in your fingers.

Adhere the Materials to the Cabinet Pulls

  • If using smaller items such as keyboard keys as pulls, group them together or use glue or soldering gun to adhere them onto larger store-bought cabinet pulls.

Customize the Cabinet Pulls

  • Change the color or texture of the cabinet pulls with paint or other materials, if desired. Apply paint prior to assembly, then install the pulls.


  • Install the cabinet pulls in the desired location on the doors or drawers using screws or glue. To give the cabinets a unique and eye-catching look, consider applying them to an unusual location or slightly off center.

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