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Embellished tieback

Embellished tieback

I want to share with you all a fun and easy way to personalize plain tiebacks.  I started with a pair of these black wood tiebacks from Lowes:

Tiebacks Before

Tiebacks Before

I had the idea to paint a honeycomb design on them and then attach the bees.  The bees had been on a cute pair of Trina Turk flip flops that I bought several years ago at Target.  I happen to have a thing for bees.  You can read more about that in this post.  When the flip flops were worn out, I cut the bee decorations off and saved them.  I didn’t know what to do with them but figured I’d come up with some use for them eventually.  Around the same time, I also saved these decorations off my daughter’s Trina Turk for Target flip flops, and I plan to use them in my Office too:

Bee on Flower Decoration

Bee on Flower Decoration

Anyway, on to the quick DIY.  First I found an image online of a simple honeycomb with a bee on it and printed it out to the right scale.  The printed bee was approx. the size of my bee decorations.  Then I taped the printout to the tieback with a piece of white graphite paper between them.

Tieback with printed image & white graphite paper taped to it.

Tieback with printed image & white graphite paper taped to it.

 

Then I traced just the honeycomb lines with a pencil.  When I removed the image and graphite paper, the tieback looked like this:

Tieback with traced honeycomb.

Tieback with traced honeycomb.

Next I traced over the white lines with a gold sharpie and then hot-glued the bee decoration onto the tieback.  The final result:

Tieback After

Tieback After

 

How’s that for easy?  I realize not everyone wants bees on their tiebacks, but you could use the same process and make many other cute tiebacks.  I think monogrammed tiebacks would be a great look.  These antique French ones are currently listed on ebay for $495.

Monogrammed Tiebacks

Monogrammed Tiebacks

Let me know if any of you try out my tieback DIY.  I’d love to see the results!

Happy Monday,

Rachel

 

 
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