So you left your cufflinks at home. By accident. Sigh.
It might be something innocent that caused the accident, like you rode your bike or jogged into work and accidentally left your cufflinks out of your bag. Sigh.
Or it might be a little less innocent, you had a big night out and slept somewhere else, a bowling alley perhaps, and change into your spare suit at work. But don’t have cufflinks. Sigh.
It might be you are attending an out of town formal event, and in your hotel room you realise your cufflinks have been stolen by the baggage handlers at the airport. Sigh. You should have chosen a better airline.
The next few tips on how to make cufflinks out of home and office supplies should get you out of trouble.
If this happens to you often, and you still store your cufflinks in a cufflink box like a cave man, then you definitely should look into getting a Cufflink Strap to put in your locker or take on your travels. If you already have a Cufflink Strap and this still happens to you? Get yourself together, friend.
The paper clip is my go to cufflink when I get to the office and realise that I have left my cufflinks at home. I wouldn’t wear it on my wedding day, but it doesn’t look half bad.
This method is not inconspicuous, so be prepared to be caught out and to cop some ridicule. I was going to say this method was the easiest but it turned out to be quite hard to get all the cuff ends together for clipping.
The elastic band method is one that struggles to last through the day – the knot usually comes undone. Use only in tight situations.
This is usually an easy to find household or hotel item.
Note – it’s really hard to get it undone!
I’m not going to staple my cuffs together, and I wouldn’t recommend that you do either. But, if I really, really needed to, I would use 3 staples
This is pretty random, but maybe all you have is some paper and a stapler. Looks pretty silly but will get you out of a jam.
There you have it! Cufflinks from home and office supplies.
Let me know if you have any more tricks for making cufflinks from home and office supplies in the comments!