We’ve already shown you how to make a bow tie for your dad, but if the man in your life is more of a tie guy, then this DIY is for you (or him!). It’s a perfect last-minute present because it takes just minutes to make. And the secret weapon? Using hair pins as the base of the tie clip. Win!


– wood

– hair pins

– embroidery floss

– paint pens


– scissors

– glue gun


1. Use paint pens to color block wood pieces.

2. Wrap embroidery floss around wood pieces. Use hot glue to secure into place.

3. Attach wood piece to hair clip using hot glue. That’s it!

Let’s get making!

We laser cut wooden pieces that were 3 x .75 inches. If you don’t have access to a laser cutter, your local craft store will have wooden pieces that will work just fine :) Use paint pens to color block your wooden piece.

Wrap embroidery floss around your piece. Use hot glue to secure into place.

The key to keeping this classy is to not over do it. Simple and clean is key!

Our bobby pin was bedazzled so we peeled that off and attached it to our new wooden tie clip. Now you’re just about done.

How fresh are those? He’ll be the most stylish dude on the wedding circuit this season.

Thanks to Anj’s husband Dave for modeling this terrific tie clip. (P.S. To budding male models: We pay with beer!)

What are you getting your dad this Father’s Day? If you’re a dude, do you rock a tie clip? Talk to us in the comments below.