Published on June 4th, 2015 | by Bonnie Getchell0
DIY Tie Tack from a Vintage Button
This cute, DIY tie tack makes a great Father’s Day gift, or you can give one to a tie-wearing fella in your life, just because.
Father’s Day is on June 21st — which is only a few weeks away! If you’re struggling with what to get your dad, this diy tie tack is a great gift that you can make easily.
Not only does making a Father’s Day gift help you skip the impact of buying new from a big box store, but handmade items are full of love and are totally fun to make. If your dad wears ties on a consistent basis, chances are, he uses tie tacks. Now you can make your own vintage button tie tack with this super simple DIY!
DIY Tie Tack Tutorial
+ a vintage button. Mine was an adorable anchor button! If you don’t have any vintage buttons, consider making your own buttons from recycled materials.
+ a tie tack blank. You can find these at your local craft store or online, but they’ll most likely be labeled as pin blanks.
+ scissors and/or pliers
+ hot glue and a hot glue gun or e6000
1. If the back of your button is raised (like mine was) you will need to remove the raised portion (the part where you would thread the button). Mine was a bit tricky, so I had to use pliers and scissors. If your button is already flat, you can skip to step two.
2. Hot glue or super glue your tie tack blank to the back of the vintage button.