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Frugal Christmas Gifts Day 1: Upcycled Tie Necklace

Posted: 12/02/11 10:00 AM (Modified: 12/02/11 10:00 AM)

Clearly, this one wins the award for being completely creative! This is our first post for our 25 Days of Frugal Christmas Gifts (yes, I realize I posted a 'first post' yesterday but we had some issues so I'm starting over). If you think this is an awesome gift idea, be sure to leave a comment below! The gift idea with the most comments will win a $1100 diamond from GoldBuyersExpress.com!

This awesome tutorial is from Shelley at Crazy Wonderful:

 

A while back I did this post over at Green Eggs and Hamm for my amazingly talented and drop-dead gorgeous cousin, Amy.  It was such a fun post that I thought I'd post it again for anyone who didn't catch it.
 
My husband had an old tie he wasn't wearing, and I thought instead of it just hanging around (literally) it might be neat turned into a necklace for me.  Want to make one too?
 
Here we go!
 
 
 Supplies
 
{trifted tie, suit button (or anything you'd like to use), scissors, pins, needle and thread}
 
STEP ONE: Lay out your tie, and start folding and pining in a manner that's pleasing to you. 
 
 
STEP TWO: Lay it around your neck and add or remove folds to get the length you want.  Keep in mind you'll want to be able to have the necklace slip on and off your head after the button is sewn down.
 
STEP THREE: Take your needle and thread and tack down the folds from the back side of the necklace.
 
 
 

STEP FOUR: Place your button or accent piece and stitch down.

 
 
STEP FIVE: Enjoy your great necklace!!!
 
 
 
After I took this picture, it made me think this would be really cool sewn directly to the neckline of a shirt.  So... I just might have to do that with another shirt and another tie!

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Dec 2, 2011 09:20 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Great idea!

Dec 2, 2011 09:57 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Tooooo cute!!! Great idea for old ties that my husband wont wear anymore!
Brandi

Dec 2, 2011 10:24 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I love this!

Dec 2, 2011 10:39 am
 Posted by  greeneggs

I love you Shelley! This necktie is the bomb and you have mad crafty skills!

Dec 2, 2011 10:40 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

LOVE this!!! And I just gave all of my husband's ties to our eldest son. Have to keep my eyes open now. I'm always admiring ties at the store, so maybe I have a reason to pick one up now!!!

Dec 2, 2011 10:42 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Adorable. Affordable. Simple! Love it!!!

Dec 2, 2011 10:47 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Very cute idea! Something even my much craftier than me 10 year old daughter can do!

Dec 2, 2011 11:19 am
 Posted by  okiegardner

What a great idea to remember someone's lost loved one and make this a project to remember them by...

Dec 2, 2011 12:29 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Very cute idea... will make on a smaller size for daughter and use some of daddies old ties!

Dec 2, 2011 01:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Cute idea

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