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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  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!).

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

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

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

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


  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

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

  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!

  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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