Neckties are a great fashion statement…until they’re not!
Like the iconic “ugly Christmas sweater”, the “ugly tie” is one fashion accessory that can be found cluttering up second-hand shops everywhere.
If you stumble across some of these gems the next time you’re shopping for the perfect gift, why not give one or more of these great repurpose ideas a try?
You never know…you could start your own home decor trend!
1. Monogrammed coffee cuff
If you live in the South, you probably already have monogrammed towels, bags, purses…everything…so why not add a coffee cuff to the mix? (Hint: This would make a great Father’s Day gift!)
Don’t have a machine for making monograms? Here’s an easy DIY to make them using vinyl.
2. Eyeglass case
Anyone who’s ever had one of those ugly old fake-leather eyeglass cases from their eye care practitioner would definitely appreciate this DIY.
3. Zippered pouch
Using some old neckties, interfacing, a zipper and some time you can make this very clever DIY fast. It’s the perfect gift for any guy…or gal.
Check out this very detailed tutorial and you could have one or more done in no time!
4. One of a kind mirror
One Etsy creator used old neckties to create this stunning, one of a kind mirror. While there’s no tutorial for this particular project, it’s very easy to decoupage just about anything.
Here are some useful tips if this is the first time you’ve ever tried this technique.
5. Tie rug
If you know your way around a sewing machine, you can easily make a beautiful, unique rug of old ties in an afternoon. Here’s the complete tutorial.
6. Necktie pillow
Using a piece of canvas, some contrasting fabric and some old ties you can create a unique pillow that will suit any decor. Check out this easy tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens.
7. Sunburst clock
A very clever use of ties indeed. Using the entire tie, both the small and the large ends, a “sunburst” frame supported by dowels surrounds an inexpensive clock from Joann’s making this a very budget friendly project.
Check out the very detailed tutorial here!