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Monday, June 6, 2016

Super Gifts for Him... with Designer Crafts Connection

Hello Everyone! Need a fabulous DIY project for Father's Day or for the GUY who has it all... join the Designer Crafts Connection today for a new first Monday bloghop... Gifts for Him! CLICK HERE to pop over and see all the MANly makes.

Do you repurpose empty tape spools to use for crafty projects? Well I do and they are so versatile. My Cre8time led me to an ingenious idea for the perfect gift for Dad... with a steampunk twist. This was quick and easy to make using aluminum tape, a few crafty stash items and some magnetic craft sheets. 

Dad will love it... no more tiny metal brads or nails all over the place - someplace to keep them within reach.

I cut a section out of the tape spool and rounded the edges, then covered the entire thing with sections of aluminum tape - a good manly base. I burnished everything down real good with a bone folder then set off adding hardware. I cut a section of magnetic sheet to fit and ran through a Cuttlebug diamondplate embossing folder {yes - it works}. I wrapped around metal tape bangle and tacked down with some double-sided tape. 

To reinforce and add more detail, I punched some holes with my Crop-a-Dile, set eyelets and affixed some gears and swirly paperclips with screw brads. I covered up the exposed brad wings on the inside with more aluminum tape to secure and to finish it off.

A super gift for a SUPER DAD!!!

Thanks for visiting! CLICK HERE to jump over to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog to see more fantastic handmade "GIFTS for HIM".  :) Sb
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