DIY Cufflinks

Hi Friends!

This is a fun and  easy  DIY Cufflinks Tutorial.  Gifts for guys are hard. How many beard trimmers and wallets can one guy need?  These cufflinks would make a great gift for any guy who likes to add a little flair to his business wardrobe.

dinosaur cufflinks by Paper and Fox

My husband, David, is a stylish and playful dresser.  He rarely wears a full suit, but when he does he always rocks some cufflinks. I wanted to make him some cool cufflinks this Valentines Day. These cufflinks would also make great a Father’s Day gift.

We have two little boys who love dinosaurs. If we had a family mascot this year it would most definitely be a stegosaurus or a T-Rex.  I love Safari Ltd.’s miniature figurines.  I picked up this pair of Dinosaurs from a local toy store.

DIY Cufflinks

My first step was to spray paint the little guys silver.  I let them air out and dry overnight.

DIY Cufflinks

I picked up some cufflinks blanks from the craft store.  With craft adhesive I attached the cufflinks blanks to each dinosaur toy. I let the adhesive set for about 12 hours.

DIY Cufflinks

DIY Cufflinks

I think that they turned out great and so did my husband.  He wore the cufflinks today  and rocked them. Even our 5 year old, who could care less about “Dad’s gift from Mom” thought they were cool.  This is a simple way to create a personal and fun gift for a guy in your life. Give it a try!


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Until Next Time, Carmody

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10 Responses to DIY Cufflinks

  1. brewedtogether February 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    This is an adorable project! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

    • carmody February 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks Marilyn and Kaleb. I love your site!

  2. Alexis Middleton February 18, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Ah! These are awesome! Love, love, love. I don’t think I’ve ever seen figures this teeny weeny. They are just perfect. Thanks so much for linking up at The Makers. :)

    • carmody February 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

      Thank Alexis! You made my day. I love these tiny toys!

  3. Amy W February 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Oh my goodness! These toy cufflinks are so stinkin’ cute!! Thanks for sharing at our link it or lump it party.

  4. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} February 20, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    These are so funky and cool!

  5. Summer February 22, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    I am a sucker for a dinosaur!


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