Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Wreath

I made a wreath using old ties.
Larry even recognized some of them.
"Where did those come from?"
I saved them knowing someday
 I'd use them for something!
 All I needed was a box of saved ties, 
a straw wreath, and straight pins. 
I made this last night while watching TV.
 Leave the plastic on the wreath, less mess. 
You could also use a foam wreath. Just fold 
the tie in half, then in half again and wrap it
 around the wreath so that the ends stick out. 
Stick a pin in to hold in place, slightly overlapping. 
 You may need to stick an extra pin here or there.
 I color coordinated the ties. 
 A nice memento of old tie-wearing days and 
past Father's Day gifts.
 Hanging on the pie safe.
 This morning I hung it outside on the glass front doors.
Happy Father's Day!



  1. Hi Rita,
    I think this is the cutest wreath I've seen in a long time. Very Clever! Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow what a great idea i love it.

  3. Hiya Rita , wow what a fabulous upcycled wreath too cute and sooo unique too x tfs

  4. Cute! What a neat idea to reuse Dad's ties.

  5. How cute is that!!! Great idea. I like that you saved color coordinated ties for this. Tell Larry Happy Father's day! XO, Pinky

  6. I have had this in my to do folder forever-now that I have seen yours and your explanation , I am finally going to make one!

  7. This is awesome! Way to go.

  8. Aww, I love this idea! What a nice way to use up those silk bibs that are stained too! LOL!!!

  9. May, I have been wanting to make this wreath for a long time. I have the ties but wasn't sure where I would put the wreath - in the closet? I didn't have space for that. But using it as a Father's Day decoration just put it in a new light for me and I will go ahead with my plans in making it for this Father's Day. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I have made this but my ties keep flopping over any ideas to not make them........... maybe fold over again.