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Thrifted Necktie Patriotic Wreath

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Neckties are a dime a dozen at thrift stores...So why not turn them into a fun, unique way to show your support for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the 4th of July with a patriotic wreath?
Find all my hints and tips to making this wreath in the original blog post!
Difficulty: Easy
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To create this, you'll need a wire wreath form (available at craft stores), some safety pins, a needle and thread, and of course, the neckties! I used 14 in total- all of which I collected from various thrift stores.
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First, I cut each necktie to size- about 15" long, saving the wider end of each tie. Then, I wrapped the cut end around the wire frame a few times, and safety-pinned it in place.
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I continued with each additional tie...overlapping the ties ever so slightly, and finagling them so that the corners matched up all the way around.
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After all the ties were in place, I whipped stitched them together at the corners and where they wrapped around themselves- very simple, and pretty quick. Then, I removed the safety pins and hung it on my front door!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Neckties   (Thrift Store)
  • Wreath Form   (Amazon.com or craft store)

To see more: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/fly-tie-on-the-4th-of-july/

Got a question about this project?

  • Patricia Talanca
    Patricia Talanca Concord, NC

    awesome idea...have a whole stash of ties....now I can really make a fun, easy, fast decoratve project, thanks

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland

    Great

  • Kathleenripley

    This is a cute idea as a patriotic wreath...........................After my dad passed away, my mom happened to run across a woman who took men's shirts and made them into "memorial" teddy bears. She had enough made that all family members got

  • Jennifer Hagerty

    Can be used as a Father's Day decoration as well! Love this!

  • Annie Doherty

    Terrific use of ties which will never be worn again, I wondered what to do with my husband's old ones now it's all systems go. Brilliant and so straightforward too, thank you for sharing.

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