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DIY Tie Clip

Hey hey, holiday lovelies, we’re back with another installment of our Make and Give series, this time for the dudes! Mr. Lovely has recently introduced me to the wonderful world of tie clips, and I was kind of stoked to try making one. Apparently all the classy fellas wear ’em.

If you want to make one of these beauts for your man friend, you’ll need:

  • a tiny bit of thick leather (I used my scraps from this project)
  • craft knife
  • a blank tie clip (you should be able to find them for about $1 at your craft store
  • strong glue
  • a letter and number punch set like this one
  • a hammer

DIY Tie Clip

Start by cutting your leather to the size and shape of your tie clip. Next, choose a word or phrase to stamp on your leather and stamp it in using the metal punch set and a hammer. We experimented with a few choice words.

DIY Leather Tie Clip

Finally, glue the leather piece onto the tie clip, ensuring that it’ll be right-side-up when the tie clip is attached to the right side of the tie.

DIY Tie Clip

Make it, give it, and watch your dude be stoked. Be sure to come back next week if you like this project — we’re doing an enamel version! xoxo

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DIY Tie Clip


    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks doll! It’s seriously SO easy and quick — I wanted to make bunches of ’em.

    • chelsea on said:

      Hmmmm, maybe a themed Christmas gift? A collared shirt, a tie, and a DIY tie clip? 😉

  1. Yelle on said:

    This is quite adorable!

  2. Erica on said:

    Guys are soooo difficult to buy gifts for, but this is such a great idea!

  3. Krista Joy on said:

    My fave part of this post is Ryan’s wedding band in the last pic. <3

  4. What a fun idea for a different kind of gift for your guy! Mine has never worn a tie clip before… but I really want to make one of these for him now! Seems like it’d be a good time for him to start, huh? 😉

  5. Shoko on said:

    this is amazing, chelsito! as always, i’m completely in awe of your creativity!

  6. Very cool idea. Stylish pin and it’s DIY. Your special someone will definitely be happy.

    • Parker D on said:

      What craft store did you find the tie clip at? I’ve been searching for a whole and haven’t found any places.

  7. paulina on said:

    where can i find that stamp box!!! I just lov it! amazing work

  8. Darian on said:

    Hi, could you please indicate which craft store carries tie clips?


  9. Gracey on said:

    -Where on earth would one find a stamp set like that? Are they metal orrr…? This is super cool and I’d love to try it!