Over Christmas I saw a lot of personalised cufflinks for sale on the internet and around the shops with quite hefty price-tags. I wanted to buy some as gifts but then it occurred to me that, if I could find the cufflink bases, I could just as easily make these myself. So I did a bit of googling and found I could make 3 pairs of cufflinks for only £10 from Etsy (available from Purplemountainbtq. Click here to view) including postage from the US!
This is the easiest make in the world… albeit a bit of a cheat buying the kit!
You will need:
Cufflink base & glassPaper with chosen image
Once you have the cufflink bases, the rest is peasy. Simply select your chosen images and print off to the size of your cufflink (I printed about 10 different sizes onto one sheet to find the best fit). Next draw around the image to create the exact size to slot it neatly into the base.
Then lightly glue the back of the paper and insert into place. Glue the edges of the glass and carefully position on top of the paper. Wipe away any excess glue and leave to dry.