I found a white button in my sewing stash that looked relatively well-proportioned and was smooth on one side. Then, I cut a piece of thick bristol paper to match the size of the button. On this tiiiiny piece of paper, I painted a silhouette based on the photo we took on our sunset date last February. In the photograph, Levi's was not so prominent, so I used a little artistic license here so it was obviously a painting of all of us.
After completing the painting, I used diamond glaze to attach the paper to the smooth side of the button. I also used the glaze to paint a coat over the top of the painting. This stuff is great as it is an adhesive and a varnish in one. It is similar to mod podge, but feels thicker and more durable. After the glaze dried, I attached the button to the tie clip using my favorite strong craft glue, E6000.
You don't need to be a painter to personalize a tie clip like this. You could use a photo, decorative paper, comics, fabric, almost anything!
more man-gifts coming right up!