Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft, DIY Gift Idea

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It’s always a challenge to come up with unique gift ideas for my husband. The idea for this Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft came to me while I was cleaning the garage. I saw his piles of unused nuts and bolts and figured that my son and I could put them to good use. After all, aren’t homemade gifts the best? So we got to crafting and this is what we ended up creating.

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart. DIY gift perfect for Father's Day

This upcycled nuts and bolts heart craft is a fantastic DIY gift and will put to good use those random nuts and bolts that you have in your garage.

My husband is a pack rat and I am a minimalist so this upcycled nuts and bolts heart seemed like a way to combine both of our personalities to make one great gift. I don’t know if your husband is like mine but for some reason, every nut, bolt, nail or random spare part must be saved. I decided to put these random items to good use by adding some love and a little craftiness.

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart
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How to make an upcycled nuts and bolts heart:

Materials:

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Construction

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart

Instructions for your own DIY gift:

First, outline the shape that you want to make with pencil and apply the glue to outline the shape.

Then glue the nuts, screws, bolts, washers inside the shape. You will need copious amounts of glue.

After the upcycled items are glued onto the surface in the shape that you made, glue on the letters to make the word that you chose.

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Construction

 

Allow the upcycled nuts and bolts craft plenty of time to dry.

Once it has dried take the spray paint and liberally cover with the spray paint. Be sure to do this step in a well-ventilated area.

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Painting

 

Allow the upcycled nuts and bolts heart plenty of time to dry.

Now you have a beautiful gift for someone your child loves. We made this craft for Father’s Day but it could be used for so many occasions. Your child could make this as a special Valentine for someone they love. It could be a birthday present or just a sweet craft to make for a grandparent.

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Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart

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  1. What kind of glue did you use? Can you use a glue gun?

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  2. What is the purpose of the spray paint? Is it a necessary step? Thanks

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    1. It is not necessary, it just gives the project a nice uniform finish. I actually really like the unsprayed version, too.

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  3. Omg, i love the nuts and bolts heart pic,what a great idea

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    1. Thanks, my son had fun making his!

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  4. Oh wow! What a creative, yet easy to pull off gift idea! I love it! Pinning this!

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    1. Thanks, we also made a dent in the husband’s “junk” bucket. 🙂

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  5. Love this! This is so clever of you! thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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  6. This is brilliant for a father’s day craft! Saving this in my back pocket for that time of year!

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  7. This is such a great idea! I love it!! I love using things up instead of throwing them away.

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  8. What a fun idea. My brother-in-law is a mechanic so I sent this to my sister. It would may a perfect Valentine’s or Father’s Day gift from my niece and nephew to their daddy.

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  9. This is soooo cool! I think we will do this for both Grandpa’s for Valentine’s Day and put it almost in a shadow box. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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    1. Oh, the shadow box is a great idea!

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  10. Okay, that is really, really neat! My husband doesn’t have as many random bolts and nuts right now, but my dad always has TONS everywhere. This would have been perfect for him growing up, since they were (and are) literally everywhere. 🙂

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    1. Sounds like you should sneak into your dad’s garage and help yourself to some of his random items. 🙂

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