Tampon Viagra® Cufflinks
To prove that tampons aren’t just for women, we set out to create a Father’s
Day gift that was masculine and rugged. Cufflinks are a traditional gift for
Dad, and what man doesn’t like Viagra? Surprise your father or the man in your
life with some potent bling made from tampons.
- Viagra tablet (for modeling purposes)
- Butter knife or clay modeling tool
- One Tampax tampon from vending machine, with cardboard packaging tube
- Paraffin block
- Mod Podge or white glue
- Dremel tool with grinding tool and cutting wheel
- 3/8” wood dowel
- Drill with 5/64” bit
- Tapestry sewing needle
- Blue acrylic paint
- Silver spray paint
- Hot glue gun
Trace around Viagra tablet on paraffin block to get an outline.
Use butter knife or tool to carve out a mold in the shape of the
tablet. Enlarge the outline so the finished mold is about 5/8” across
from end to end.
Unwrap and pull tampon to expand and flatten. Remove center string by carefully
clipping the threads stitching it to the tampon. Reserve intact string. Cut two
diamond shapes from tampon material, slightly larger than the wax mold.
Dip cotton diamond into Mod Podge or a mixture of 2 parts white glue and one
part water. Make sure material is saturated. Press into wax mold, folding any
excess material towards center, and smooth surface with fingers. Remove when dry
to touch and repeat with the other diamond.
When molded tablets have dried completely, shape and smooth using the Dremel
tool grinding attachment. Paint with acrylic paint mixed to a shade of robin’s
With Dremel cutting wheel, slice two rings about 3/8” wide from the tampon
packaging tube (not the applicator tube). Cut two sections of the wooden dowel,
about ¾” long.
Drill a hole in the center of each dowel piece. Using the tapestry needle,
thread the tampon string through the hole. Knot at one end, leaving about ¼” of
a tail, and trim the unknotted end about ½” above the dowel. Dip the cut end on
the knotted side in glue or Mod Podge to keep it from unraveling.
Spray paint the cardboard rings and cufflink toggles with the silver spray
Drill a small indentation into the center of the back side of each Viagra
tablet. Fill with hot glue and insert the end of the toggle string.
Put a drop of superglue on each end of the Viagra tablet, slip the ring over so
it encircle the pill, and hold in place till dry.
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