DIY: Lego Cuff Links!

I few years ago while searching for an awesome Lego Christmas gift for my friend I ran across Lego cuff links on Amazon. I thought they were awesome and even thought aboutĀ gettingĀ them for my friend who (at the time) didn’t wear cuff links. I was gonna buy a pair just because he loves Lego’s. Then I looked at the price and realized that they were $33.88 for ONE pair. Not really worth it when I knew he wouldn’t have a reason to wear them.

Flash forward a few years and now he could. I still couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for 1 pair. They couldn’t be too hard to make… right?

To my surprise they weren’t hard at all! I searched Amazon for cuff link findings and bought the 8mm size. I found a pair for $10+ shipping which at the time was $3.99. Looking at it now shipping has gone up to $5.49 (This pack is enough to make 5 pairs!!)

Drove to my local Lego Store to pick up some pieces that I could use. I was pleased when they had a little bucket you could fill with as many Lego’s as you could fit in it for $7.99.

Next was a stop at the local Joann’s to pick up a bottle of epoxy. The bottle I bought was $3 bucks and I had a 50% off coupon!

Excited to make them I ran home to sit down and get to work.

I set out each pair that I had planned on making, mixed my glue together and simply took the cufflink finding added a little glue to it and the back of the Lego and stuck them together!

You don’t have to use just the small Lego’s you can make any kind you’d like. These were my favorite

Warning: Epoxy sets up REALLY fast. Only mix enough for about 2 sets each time!

After putting the pieces together you’ll want to stand them on end and leave them alone for an hour or 2. Checking every once in awhile that they are still standing up right. It takes about 24 hours to fully set up so you’ll want them in a place where they won’t be bothered or moved.

I set them aside for 24 hours to fully dry and then packaged them in a little gift box. I was pretty pleased with how they came out and he loved them when I gave them to him! All in all I paid $23 bucks for 5 pairs!! That’s $4.60 a pair and now I have lots of Lego’s left over to make more fun stuff. I’m now trying to figure out how to make some cute earrings for myself :)

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