07 July 2012

Vintage Saturdays: Valve Knobs

Sometimes the smallest objects can be used in some of the coolest DIY projects.  Eternally awesome items are old valve knobs.  Some were previously used on hoses or plumbing and can be found in a wide array of colors, sizes, and styles.  There are many handmade sellers online using them in their pieces.  Here are a few artists that I adore...

stringnthings turns them into super cool necklaces:

ikcdesign creates really cool wine stoppers from old valve knobs:

cre8iveconcrete makes the most awesome lamps using old plumbing and valves:

Looking for a unique bracelet with an industrial, steampunk look?  
Dinglewear attaches valve knobs to leather cuffs:

Valve knobs can also be incorporated into home decor, like these wall hooks featured on 


Feeling inspired?  These etsy sellers always have lots of old valve available for sale!

Vintage Saturdays are the best! Find previous posts here.



  1. What a fun blog! The possibilities are endless on the uses of valve knobs :)

  2. So great to see all the different uses of these 'lil objects!! Thanks for including my set in your round up too :) --Suzanna

  3. Love this post! I had some valves I was going to list in my shop...but now I might keep them, and get a little creative. I love the idea of using them as hooks.