DIY | Wooden Tie Clip for Father's Day

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought


If you're looking for a quick Father's Day present for a handsome mister in your life, we've got just the thing! You can whip up a few of these tie clips in under an hour!

Supplies:
-Wood Veneer Sample   
-Thin Plywood
-Strong, Quick-dry Super Glue
-Scroll Saw
-Belt Sander or Sand paper
-Alligator Clip
-Paint and Paintbrush




Instructions:

-Cut off a piece of the wood veneer (bigger than the tie clip you will want) and super glue it to the plywood. You might want to clamp them together while it dries to give it extra strength. Use wooden boards on each side of the wood before you clamp them to put even pressure so they dry flat. 









-Use a scroll saw to cut out the shape of your tie clip. Make sure that the alligator clip will fit behind it.
-Use the belt sander (or sand paper) to sand down the sides and sand in any designs your want. (Like the pointed end.)



 

 -You can use paint or a wood burner to make a design on the wood or just leave it natural.
-Super glue the alligator clip to the back on the wood. Make sure that it is right against one of the edges so it will clip over as much of the tie as possible.





Wrap it up and give it to your tie-wearing guy! Happy Father's Day soon!

About the Contributor


Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home d├ęcor & and bits of daily life.

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