Whether you’re in need of inexpensive cufflinks, broke a pair, or are simply broke and don’t know what to get your father for a special occasion, here’s a simple and express DIY for you! Keep your eyes open, this one is going to be quick. Let’s get started!
1. Styled shank buttons (four pieces for a pair)
2. Slim elastic hair ties
Step 1: Select four shank buttons that you’ll use to make your cufflinks. Make sure that your elastic band is slim enough to fit through the holes of the buttons. Cut the elastic band so you’ll have both ends and insert them through the two holes of the buttons.
Step 2: Tie a knot so the elastic band can hold the buttons in place. It depends on your taste—you may want the top and the bottom buttons to have decorations, but I chose to keep only one of them decorated and the other one plainly colored.
Step 3: You’re almost finished! Make sure you’ve tied the elastic band properly so your cufflinks won’t fall apart. Cut the excess elastic band so it won’t hang between the cufflinks, and you’re done!
An original pair of cufflinks in less than five minutes and under P100! In case you’re unsure, shank buttons are the ones with holes at the back; they’re different from the ones you see with holes in the middle. You can get them in local fabric stores or lace stores.
Boys and girls, I hope this DIY can be of use to you for your own use, or for your boyfriends or your fathers. Good luck and learn by heart: “Why buy, when you can DIY?”