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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/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Scott @ sawsonskates.com
    Scott @ sawsonskates.com Albany, NY
    on May 22, 2015

    What a unique idea! Now I know what to do with those ties I never wear!

  • Paula Guy
    Paula Guy Winter Haven, FL
    on May 22, 2015

    Great idea. different colors for different seasons/days. Thanks!

  • Joanne White
    Joanne White Canada
    on May 22, 2015

    I have seen pillows made from ties. Done as a memorial for so

  • Joanne White
    Joanne White Canada
    on May 22, 2015

    I have seen pillows made from ties as a memorial of someone who has passed away

    • Joanne White
      Joanne White Canada
      on May 23, 2015

      My friend can supply a template but not til this til Sunday. Basically the ties were sewn together alternating wide end and then thin end. Maybe there are samples on pinterest

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 22, 2015

    How fun is this?? I love it! My brother has SO many ties laying around I'll have to try this this weekend!

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