Learn how to make a DIY tie tack from a screw – it’s easy! Great for any guy that wants to make a statement. This is the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is coming up, and we all know how hard it is to think of something to give Dad. I came up with a fun Father’s Day craft to make for the handy dad who likes to work with tools.
It’s a tie tack that is made from an actual screw! Kinda cool because it looks like there’s a screw going through the tie.
If you’ve got the right power tool (or know someone who does) these are really cheap and easy to make as well. A great gift for Dad or Grandpa!
How to Make a Tie Tack
- Blank tie tack or butterfly pin
- Dremel Tool
- Strong glue like E-6000
Use the Dremel Tool to cut the head off the screw. This will create some heat and sparks, so be sure to use the proper skin and eye protection. Also make sure there is nothing flammable around. I recommend putting the base of the screw in a clamp while cutting.
Try to get as clean of a cut as possible and get as close to the head as you can.
Put the screw head, top down, on the table and put some glue on it. Take the back off of the tie tack and push the tack into the glue.
If the back of your screw is a little uneven, just do your best to help it stay straight. Once it has dried a bit, you can adjust it a little, and add more glue around it with a toothpick.
Wait for your DIY tie tack to dry completely, and you’re done! It’s pretty easy once you get past the power tool part. You can always ask Dad to help you with it; just don’t tell him what it’s for.
For more crafts like this, be sure to check out my blog, Cutesy Crafts. I’d also love for you to check out the following projects: