Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Father's Day Wreath Tutorial



Do you have old neckties lying around? How about putting them on a wreath for Father's Day? I have seen Father's Day wreaths on Pinterest and have been pondering how I wanted to make mine. I decided to wrap the ties around a large flat styrofoam wreath and pin them in place. Styrofoam is great for that. I tried to alternate the stripes with small prints. Here you can see the pins on the back of the wreath.


I had thought about making the bow like the one on the left, but then the idea on the right came to me when I was trying to figure out how to hang the wreath. Dan tied the tie for me. It took him a few tries as he doesn't wear ties much anymore LOL. 


It's simple enough to find a way to hang a wreath with wire or a pipe cleaner, but I really like the way the tie makes its own hanger. When I put the pins in, I stuck them upward into the styrofoam so they wouldn't come out when hanging on the hook. I imagine glue could be added to the pins to make them stick better. The wreath is rather light in weight so I figure the pins should hold fine.



It will be fun for Father's Day!

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10 comments:

  1. That is so cute! Father's Day doesn't seem to be equally celebrated as Mother's Day, so taking the time and effort to create a "totally Dad" decoration would definitely add something special (plus, you don't really have to ruin the ties, if you're careful!).

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  2. Oh, what a sweet sentimental wreath! unique, fun, quirky and definitely pretty! Thanks Patty!

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  3. Oh I love this. How fun and using the ties is awesome. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. How cute! We have oodles of them!
    xo Kris

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  5. This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Great job.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  6. What a brilliant idea!

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive link party - we've got a special link up this week on wreaths, Alice x

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  7. That tie wreath is just the cutest thing ever! I love it! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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  8. The Father's day wreath is sooo very cute! What a thoughtful and creative gift for day's day. I love it! Thanks for linking!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  9. Patty, this is such an adorable idea! I never thought to decorate for Father's Day, but I love this...so easy and affordable too, especially since my husband only wears ties for weddings and funerals and those aren't too often.

    Thanks for sharing at A New Creation link party. I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to!
    Any word on the baby yet?

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