This is a masculine take on a Christmas door wreath. My father-in-law is in Assisted Living. All the ladies have holiday decorations on their doors. I thought this would be cute for the gentleman's look.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
Take about 15 - 20 clean ties, according to how big the wreath frame is. Cut them 12-13 inches long. Measure from the wide end.
Lay the frame back side down. You will be working from the front. Wrap the tie around the wire. Be sure the wide point is facing towards the outside of the wreath. Pull it tight enough so it lays straight but does not wrinkle. After you position the tie where it should be, lift it up and put your glue on the layer underneath the wide end as in picture #2.
After the first one is done (picture #3), Do the next one and overlap the edge of the 2nd one. Keep going in the same direction all around the frame overlapping edges just a little. You can slide the ties closer together as you get to the end and might need more room for the last one.
As you look on the back (picture #4) you can see they are each rolled into nice compact tight rolls. This way they will not roll around on the frame. You can sew each edge together on the back, if you wish. I did not.
Take a slimmer tie and tie in a bow to accent the wreath. Hang on the door using a wreath hanger.
By D.Lockwood from Millbury, OH
That's awesome! Now I have something to make for the men! They are the hardest to shop for! I have always collected ties at yard sales for cheap, never knowing what to do with them! THANKS!
That is really a unique idea. I don't have anyone at the present time to give this to but will store it in my head. Thanks
I adore this idea! I have a neighbor who is so kind to me with things I need help with and often shares a yummy meal he's made on the weekends ... He has no Christmas wreath so I am going to make one for him :-) Unfortunately it will be belated for this Christmas but I know he'll love it and hang it each Christmas hereafter :-) Actually, with his cute and funny personality, I'll venture to bet he'll hang it immediately and leave it all year long ;-)
Thanks for sharing and I personally think this craft is a winner ;-)
A very nice idea, THANK YOU!
I love this idea. I have a couple bags full of old ties. Now I know what to do with them.
A splendid idea!
That is such a neat idea. Good job, Zig
WOW ! What a terrific idea ! I would have never realized that all those tacky ties of my husbands I threw out could be used for something really artistic...now I have to go find some at the thrift stores and make one for my neighbor down the street...he will really love it...thank you for your great idea !
Now why didn't I think of that???My dad was a Minister and he had a bunch of the prettiest ties.
I gave away all but one. I kept my favorite. This is a great way to keepsake. Great Grandpa's,papa's, sons,grandson's,nephew's & uncle's....someone could be keeper of the " Family Tie Wreath"....
By the way, I saw a Christmas tree skirt made of ties once, but I don't sew. Another great idea. GG VI
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