6 Clever Ways to Use Old Neckties
Do you keep a stash of your husband’s old neckties? Do you want to make good use of them? Instead of throwing them out, you might want to deconstruct them and turn them into lovely pieces that you can use. This post has some ideas that you can try.
Tossing the old ties to the trash bin is not helpful for our environment. Why don’t you try the ideas in this post instead?
- Use the ties as curtain tie backs. You can pick a different color or design from the curtain to make the ties pop out. I am sure that the ties will become a great conversation piece when visitors come over.
- You can use them as belts too. Better yet, you can use them as an accessory for your retro party.
- Is your guitar strap broken? Why not stitch your ties together? About two or three will do depending on your preference. I assure you that this is a clever replacement for your guitar strap.
- Ran out of space for your little boy’s toys? Pin the ties and arrange them horizontally on your boy’s room. Next, slip the toys in them. Just make sure that the toys are light enough to be supported by ties.
- Have a throw pillow that is already old and tattered? Use the ties to create a new look for your pillow. The best part is that you don’t need a sewing know-how just to complete this piece. Just use a glue gun to keep the ties together.
Before gluing, arrange the ties to how you want the pillow to look. You can design them vertically, horizontally, or a mix of both. As soon as you finish setting them up, you can now start with the project. Glue the ties one by one until you fully covered the pillow’s face. Stop if you are done with the front portion. Cut off the excess tie. Turn the pillow over and do the same steps.
- You can even create a skirt out of silk ties. Before starting, think of a concept for your skirt based on your tie stash. It can be a tie full of paisleys or stripes or floral prints. Make sure your tie colors mesh well too.
Measure your hips or where you want your skirt to fall. This will determine the number of ties to use. Lay your ties flat and arrange them. Make sure that the ties overlap each other. Pick your desired length.
Measure the sewn ties from the wide to the thin end. Once you got the desired length, cut off the excess tie (on the thin end of the tie). Add another tie for the waistband. Your silk tie skirt is done.
These are smart ways to reuse your tie stash. You don’t only save some storage space but the environment as well. I suggest that you ask for your hubby’s permission before taking them apart though. He might use them in the future.
Anyhow, good luck in making your tie projects!
Author’s bio:Marcy Gray likes sharing her tips and tricks, and opinions through writing. In addition, she likes to write about various topics such as Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet and Baby Shower Decoration Ideas.