What can I do with ties? I have so many- I want to do a project!

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  • LDodd LDodd on Feb 08, 2017
    Braid them in threes to create small ropes for drape tie backs.

    Use them as strap/handles for cloth bags -- made from scrap fabric such as old pant legs.

    Make a flower pot hanger.

    Make a rag rug.

    Decorate the top of a plain bland looking curtain.

    Sew together to create a curtain.

    Sew atop an old blanket to create a new "quilt" picket fence design.


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    • Joanie Joanie on Feb 13, 2017
      I also braid them and make whatever. I'm going to stuff some with batting and shape them into a wreath, after they are braided. I had one and it got old and raggy from washing.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 08, 2017
    tipjunkie.com/repurpose-a-tie/
  • Hb Hb on Feb 08, 2017
    if they are silk ....use them to put patterns on chicken eggs to display for easter Here's a link that might help http://mommyknows.com/silk-tie-dye-easter-eggs-tutorial/
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 08, 2017
    A tie wreath!
    • Joanie Joanie on Feb 09, 2017
      Fill them with cotton batting. You will need three. They will be filled tubes. Braid them together in a circle, to make a wreath. Begin by attaching them at the beginning. Sewing them together, braiding and sewing at the end into a circle. Make a bow out of one of the ties and attach.........Very simple and beautiful!!!!
  • UpState UpState on Feb 09, 2017
    Bring them all to your next wedding you go to ... hand them out to everybody...ask them to make a ring out of it and put them on their fingers to symbolize the bride and groom's love for each other.
    Later you can announce a "trading time" where guests can trade one for another - so everyone gets their favorite color.
    Later you can have dances dedicated to either matching or non-matching colors for alot of fun !
    You could elect or designate a winner !

  • Gre15088449 Gre15088449 on Feb 09, 2017
    I made a quilt using Dresden plate pattern. Use spray starch on ties before cuffing them out. Easier to handle. Came out gorgeous. Ties are made of silk so you can not wash the quilt. Dry clean only
  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Feb 10, 2017
    Make a purse, throw pillow, quilt, the list goes on and on and on. Haha
  • Gin Hunt Gin Hunt on Feb 13, 2017
    I made a beautiful mermaid type skirt out of my grandfather's old ties-they were nice and fat but it works for any width and you can use different widths in the same skirt.
    Undo seems on ties. Then following those old seams, see them together side to side. The skinny part at too, wider at bottom. I measured the inches I wanted the skirt to be at my width and then figured out how many ties side to side would fit that width. After seeing ties together to right waist width, I put a zipper in back but you could use buttons or even make a wrap around with enough ties. The gems are zigzag and look great at the bottom of the skirt. I left the top zigzag for the heat look if I tucked in a short. You could even show off your belly. Or you could fold over the tips to make a flat edge on top. Wala! Some thing cute, vintage, one of a kind and if you use ties from people you know, they will remind you of that person when you wear it. Have fun. :)