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:
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:
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.
Then I traced just the honeycomb lines with a pencil. When I removed the image and graphite paper, the tieback looked like this:
Next I traced over the white lines with a gold sharpie and then hot-glued the bee decoration onto the tieback. The final result:
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.
Let me know if any of you try out my tieback DIY. I’d love to see the results!