10 Rad Ways to Repurpose a Tie


Instead of buying dad a new tie this Father’s Day why don’t you go through his closet and repurpose a tie?  These recycled necktie crafts ideas are perfect for men and include pictured tutorials for monogrammed ties, bow tie, photo album, eye glass case, cellphone case, chair seat, camera strap and monogrammed coffee cozy.

Rad Ways to Repurpose a Tie

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for men so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Tie Craft Ideas

Tie Craft Ideas

1.  DIY Ties for Dad {Homemade Fathers Day Gifts} ~ Cathie shares multiple techniques for dressing up old ties for Dad for Father’s Day.  Check out the ideas for using fabric paint, freezer paper, and iron ons.

Repurposed Necktie

2.  Necktie into Bow Tie {how-to} ~ Repurpose dad’s old neck tie into a bow tie with this simple pictured tutorial.

Crafts with Neckties

Necktie Crafts

3.  Necktie Envelope {how-to} ~ A tie is a classic gift for him. Make it even more enticing by presenting it in a handmade fabric envelope that he can use for travel.  Plus, he’ll be thinking of you while he’s on the road.

Necktie Repurpose

4.  Cellphone/iPod Case ~ Make dad a cellphone or iPod case with an old tie.  All you need is one tie, button and pony tail holder.

Repurposed Tie Tutorial

4.  Dad’s Tie Gadget Case Tutorial ~ Turn one of Dad’s old ties into a handy and fashionable gadget case.  This free downloadable tutorial will show you how to transform a tie into a cover for some of Dad’s favorite gadgets.

DIY Luggage Tag

5.  Luggage Accessories ~  These luggage accessories are perfect for the traveling man.  Upcycle an old necktie into a luggage handle and address tag.  Dad will easily recognize his luggage with these one-of-a-kind tags.

Repurposed Neckties

6.  Necktie Glasses Case ~ This eye glass case is another fun gadget case to make using an old tie.  You can hand stitch the entire case in about 30 minutes.

Craft Ties

Crafts with Ties

7.  Monogrammed Necktie Coffee Cuff ~ Make a monogrammed coffee cozy for that special man in your life.  It’s an inexpensive and thoughtful Father’s Day gift.  When Dad’s at work he can warm his hand and his heart every time he takes a sip!

Repurposed Ties

DIY Neck Tie Chair Seat

8.  Necktie Chair Seat ~ Weave old ties together to make a unique chair seat.  Perfect for dad’s man cave.

Old Tie Crafts

Repurposed Ties

9.  Recycled Tie Photo Album ~ Repurpose old ties into photo albums.  Not only will they hold precious photographed memories, but also memories of when they wore a particular tie.

Old Neck Tie Crafts

10.  Necktie Camera Strap ~ If your dad loves to take pictures then this is a great hip alternative to the black nylon strap his camera came with.

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Thanks Ladies. I just adore these Father’s Day craft ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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