Do you have a stash of old neckties in a drawer? Or perhaps you found some colorful ones at a yard sale or thrift store. Whatever the case may be, if you aren’t going to wear them, you might be wondering what to do with them. Take a look below at a fun list of 10 creative uses for old neckties that you can try. Once you read this list, you will never look at old neckties the same way again!
1. Wrap a wreath.
Find some colorful old ties and wrap them around a foam wreath form. Just add a dab of glue to the end of the tie, press, wrap, and glue the opposite end to secure it to the form. The end result is a colorful and kitschy wreath you are sure to love.
2. Craft a wrist cuff.
If you find a tie with a pattern you really love, you can craft it into a wrist cuff. Cut the tie into a smaller segment and simply wrap it around your wrist and tie it until snug. Or, you can actually trim the tie to fit and stitch the ends together to create a slip on cuff.
3. Make a headband.
A tie can be worn around your head similar to a headband or hair scarf. Just take the tie and wrap it around your head, tying it into a secure knot under the back of your neck. You can also wrap a tie around your bun several times for some extra accessorizing.
4. Decorate a plain picture frame.
Cut a tie into thin strips and hot glue it to a picture frame. It offers a real folk art look and creates some fun color and texture.
5. Make a chew toy.
Cut a tie into strips and then knot the ends together. Braid the fabric into a thick braid and knot the opposite end. You will have a colorful and chew toy for your pet for just pennies.
6. Create some framed art.
Find some rectangular frames and mat and frame some interesting ties you have. These look great hung in an office or den.
7. Reupholster an old seat cover.
Remove the cover from an old seat and recover it with colorful neckties. Just use a staple gun to attach the ends of each tie, pull it across the seat, and secure it at the opposite end. Repeat the process until the entire seat is covered.
8. Make a drink cozie.
Cut the tie in half so that it fits snuggly around a cup. Sew a button on one end and create a matching slit at the other end. Then, wrap the tie around your beverage to keep your drink warm
9. Decorate a mason jar.
You can cut a tie in half and wrap it around a mason jar. It will turn the jar into an instant centerpiece. Use glue to secure it to the jar or simply wrap it and tie into a knot.
10. Make a sensory toy for babies.
Take some old ties and place them inside of an old wipes container. Babies will love sticking their hands into the container and pulling out the long ties. When done, place the ties back in and let them start over again!
See how fun and easy it can be to use old neckties in new and interesting ways? Give these ideas a try to see what you can create.