What the heck is a collar stay? These little guys, also known as bones, knuckles, collar sticks, and collar stiffeners, are the little things that keep the collars looking crisp at the corners on men's dress shirts. The shirts come with dinky plastic ones. You're going to blow his wardrobe out of the water by making a schnazzy metal set - custom-made just for him!
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Step 1: What You Need
- heavy rubber mallet
- metal letter stamps in 1.5mm and 3mm (I got mine here.)
- collar stay blanks (I got mine here.)
- black permanent marker
- steel bench block (I got mine here.)
- cotton swabs
- rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover
Step 2: Mark It Up
Step 3: Stamp It Out
Now add the first and middle initials on either side of the last name initial using your 1.5mm stamps. Align them over the dots you drew in step one, being sure to leave enough space away from the large initial.