I’ve been using Dimensional Magic a lot lately, and I wanted to share a project you could do for dudes. These are cuff links. It’s kind of funny because I didn’t use dude colors (and the glitter?), but I thought you could customize for the man in your life. Who knows? He may like turquoise and irridescent sparkles. I won’t judge him.
Gather These Supplies
Cuff link blanks – most jewelry stores/jewelry sections have these. They are relatively inexpensive
Mod Podge (any formula)
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
FolkArt Extreme Glitter, Hologram
Spray paint, turquoise
Scrapbook paper, one small scrap
Scissors or craft knife and mat
Pen or Pencil
Trace your cuff links onto your sheet of paper and cut out the shapes with your scissors or craft knife. Cut within the lines, that way the shape will fit inside the cuff link. Keep trimming until the fit is exact.
TIP! I didn’t seal the cuff links with clear enamel spray (which I have), but I should have. The spray paint easily chips off of the cuff links and that’s a pain for wear. You should definitely seal these before use.
Paint the inside of the cuff links with Mod Podge and press the papers into them. The end of the brush came in handy. I’m using a wreath for another project to provide some stability. I frequently use other supplies, books, remote controls, dogs or whatever else is around to help me keep my work steady. Allow the paper to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Here’s another instance of using what I have for stabilization. Ribbon rolls work great for cuff links! I stuck the cuff link into my ribbon roll and spread the Dimensional Magic into it. Keep adding Dimensional Magic, but not too much. You don’t want it to come over the top.
When the Dimensional Magic dries, you will notice it has sunk into the cuff link a little. Add another layer of Dimensional Magic, filling up the cuff link and allowing the DM to dome over the top. Allow to dry overnight again. When you get out of bed the next morning, you’ll find perfect sparkle-y cuff links fit for . . . a court jester!
Okay, so mine are a little bright and glittery, but yours can be customized to the style of your recipient. These are so easy, and it’s nice to find easy gifts that men will actually use. If you think your man will wear these, then I will send them to you . . . but no hate mail from angry husbands allowed!