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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Not Your Father's Boring Necktie: A Twist on the Tie

Necktie-themed ideas for Father's Day, many using upcycled neckties. 

Necktie Wreath spotted on Good Housekeeping.
I love the idea that you could make this as a memorial to Dad
or Grandpa as a way to display something that belonged to him.
Here is the how to from Goodhousekeeping:

Turn Dad's old ties into door decor. You'll need a 14-inch wire wreath form from a crafts shop and 19 ties. Cut all ties but one into 15-inch lengths. Position the narrow end of first cut tie, front side up, on a section of the wreath. Wrap tie around form until pointed end is positioned as shown, hiding the rolled tie; secure with pins. Repeat, overlapping ties slightly. Flip wreath over; sew rolled-up ties to the backs of points. Pin on the uncut, bowed tie.If you don't have a stash of ties lying around, you can pick some up at the thrift store.

FREE Father's Day printable from Shindig Parties To Go
(with Grandad & Step-Dad options too!)
I especially love the neckties for the root beer.
Click the photo to download.

Cup Cozy for coffee or tea made with upcycled mens ties. Green plaid
Upcycled Men's Tie Coffee cozy. 
Click photo to buy & see more.
Men neckties birthday card

scotish plaid phone camera eyeglass men's tie case recycled upcycled
For the Gadget Geek Dad- Upcycled 
Tie Phone/Camera/Glasses case $11
Necktie Card Case - Recycled Navy Blue Diamonds Tie
Upcycled Tie Card Case $20
Jetsam Wallet - Recycled Tweed Suit - Grey Herringbone
The Natty Professor repurposed tweed suit wallet $35
Glamarita TIE ME UP TIE ME DOWN Mermaid Blues NECKTIE ULTRA MINI SKIRT All Sizes Available
I'm pretty sure Daddy wouldn't 
object to getting several ties
if Mommy promises to wear them 
like this from Glamarita on Etsy for $55.

Chet- The Grey Sock Monkey Wearing a Necktie
Who doesn't love a Sock Monkey?! 'Nough said.

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