Made it Monday: Father's Day Tie Wreath

Monday, June 11, 2012

My husband is a hoarder. 
Today, at his parents shop, he pulled out a box of ties. There were probably like 30 in there. Then, he handed me a paper bag with probably another 50. They are all ugly ties. It's his ugly tie collection. 

Well, instead of throwing all of these away, I decided I could make something out of them. I have had an idea for a tie wreath for a while now, and I was happy (sh! don't tell him) that I had all of these for free.
Of course, I thought my idea was totally original and then found few just like it on the internet. Does that happen to anyone else? I hate when that happens to me!
Anyway, this wreath was super easy, took no glue or sewing, and I was done in about 15 minutes.

Fold the tie in half, but don't line the edges up exactly
Place tie under your wreath
Flip the folded edge all the way around your wreath, coming toward you

Wrap the rest of the tie around the wreath, away from you
Position the tie the way you want it
Pin in place with a straight pin

I tied a tie in a bow and stuck on some stickers to say: "worlds best dad" 

Because I want everyone to know that he lives here. Even though he's a hoarder. 


  1. yeah, i had this 100% original idea where you tease the crap out of a ponytail and then wrap it around to make a bun.....
    jk, maybe i read to many style blogs, but i've seen that tutorial (not exaggerating) about 8 times.

    i freaking love this wreath and wish i had a bunch of ties to make one with!

  2. I'm about ready to either a.) look up a bunch of tie tutorials or b.) ask if anyone wants a package of ties

  3. Buck loves playing cards and so a long time ago (in my short marriage) I wrote down a reason I loved him on every card in the deck. A good year or more later I suddenly see this all over pinterest. Only everyone else's was all crafty. I used a sharpie pen. You know? I should make a "be nice to your husband (hubbers?) blog" and start getting famous. Except I'm not crafty. Unless using a sharpie pen constitutes as cute. Who knows, chalk is trendy right now.

    And I am starting to regret posting a comment so I better stop.

    ...Shark chicken.


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