Instead of the cotton string I used the top band of an old sock soaked with acetone polish remover. Lit it on fire and held it over a bucket of water. The fire got so hot it cracked and fell off by itself.
Lay a strip of lace on top of your drawer. Spray-paint right over it and let it dry a bit. Remove lace from insert dresser drawer. Or spray with clear paint , trim and attach drawer pull for little girl's room.