Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Homemade Cufflinks - Easy DIY Gift for HIM

Remember when I said we were going low-key for Valentines? Well I had it in mind to make Hal something for Valentines. Except all those cutesy things like 52 reasons I love you cards and cute coupon books are cute and good ideas, but Hal would be like, oh this is great and then never look at it again. Ever.

He hates gifts he can't use. Then I found this post. Make your own cufflinks out of nuts and bolts and nailpolish? Sounds like the perfect gift for Hal.

So I went to Lowes and bought some nuts and bolts. I looked for ones with cute tops, and that weren't too long

Then, I used nail polish to cover them. I went through my colors and went with ones I thought Hal would like. I chose OPI Big Red Apple and this teal Revlon color.
I painted the tops of the bolts and all sides of the nuts.
You'll see I definitely got polish on my fingers painting the bolts, especially since I did 2 coats to make sure I got everything and it looked smooth.
But I'd say, overall they turned out really good.
He wears is french cut shirt all the time, as you can tell by the dirty sleeves in these pictures, but don't worry, that thing got washed this weekend. And bonus because it's not clothes and it's something Hal will totally use.

If I were to do this again, I don't think i'd go with the hex bolt unless I could find a skinnier one. It barely fits through the hole in the shirt.


Jessica said...

That's so cool! What a neat DIY. I love that teal color.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Very cool, good job!

Ashley said...

This is an awesome project!! They turned out so great.

Julian Levi said...

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