What is the typical cliche Father’s Day gift- a necktie! Well why not take a twist on this traditional gift and make this Repurposed Neckties Wreath instead. It’s the perfect DIY project for Father’s Day and a new way to give him a tie! Plus, I think it looks fab! (If I do say so myself).
I made mine with ties from hubs “collection”. He doesn’t really have to wear them for work anymore (and I believe that floral one might have been from our dating days). If you don’t have ties on hand, these would be perfect to snag for cheap at a thrift store. Or, I think this would be an amazing keepsake with neckties from a grandfather (or maybe even several generations on one wreath). Below are the steps to make your own.
Repurposed Neckties Wreath
- Neckties: Mine took 7. But you may need more depending on the size of your wreath form and the length of the ties.
- Wreath Form: I found an 9.8 in form at the Dollar tree (I liked the smaller size), or you can make a wreath form, or find wreath forms here
- T Pins: I found these at the Dollar Tree as well (you can see them here). I liked the “tie pin” look with these and you can take it apart if needed. You could use hot glue (but you know I am not a hot glue fan)
- COST: Just $2! (form and pins)
2. Then wrap the tie around the form. Make sure to space out and overlap the tie. This will help cover the wreath form underneath. You should end with the widest part of the tie on top. Pin again (make it look like a “tie tack”).
3. Now you will start this wrapping process again. Pin the small end spaced a little bit from the previous finished tie. Also when you get to the end you may need to adjust (pull tighter, or even re-wrap) the tie to get the right ending.
So what do you think? You can go with a color scheme like I did. Or choose all plaids (that would be great for Christmas too). And if you can find vintage “tie tacks”, that would be even more fab. I tried using silver thumb tacks to get that look. But the tacks weren’t sharp enough to fit through the fabric on the ties. If you make this fun DIY project- I would LOVE to see how yours turned out! Have other ideas for this wreath? Leave your comments below. 🙂