Once the hot glue is dry, you can coil your snake! My daughter coils hers around her bedpost and it is a great conversation starter when she has friends sleep over!
Additional Ideas: Add dried beans to the tail instead of fiberfill to create a "rattle" snake!
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By Teri Clark
Tie Door Wreath
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
I saw a Xmas tree skirt made from silk ties on Facebook. It was posted by Paula Dean. I sure would like to find a pattern for it.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& ... EGHbTMSnOJXEiQPf4LiiCwAAAKoEBU_Qhp3c
I found this by putting in neck tie tree skirt. Good luck!!
When I visited Texas last year I saw a antique chair and the seat had been redone by weaving vintage men's neckties for the seat. I would love the have the directions for doing this. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me with this craft information.
I teach a course in weaving chair seats out of neckties. The next time you're in Maine, please stop in and I'll show you some. Or, better yet, sign up for my weekend class and enjoy a vacation in Maine! Check it out at http://www.artnightout.com/ . The next necktie class is in October! Thanks and good luck -
Diane Dellamano Brakeley
Della Mano Designs
I would like a pattern for cell phone covers made with neck ties.
By srbarton from Corning, IA
2 easy methods:
1: Slip your phone into the middle at the widest end of the tie, and stitch up the sides to the correct length/height to form a pocket.
2. You will likely need to sew up that middle seam in the wide end front a bit, to close it up.
3. Flip the top over the this pocket, and cut off the excess tie. Sew up your seams
4. Either use velcro dots to close, or add a snap to close.
5. Sew a clip onto the top or a top edge so you can clip it onto your purse straps, a pant belt loop etc.
Embellish with whatever makes you smile.
1. Fold the widest end of tie up as far as required to create the pocket for your specific phone.
2. Flip over the other end of the tie down until you have the correct amount of fabric to cover and close it properly.
3. Cut the tie at the right length, sew the seams to create your pocket, and lid cover
4. Add a snap or velcro to the ends as a quick method to keep it closed.
5. Embellish to your hearts content and you could add a length of cord -sewn tightly onto each top end, so you could wear this around your neck.
Sure hope this makes sense to you. Have the tie and cell phone in your hand and do the steps with them as you read along, it may help clarify.
Best of luck. You can do this!
I recently saw at a craft fair flowers (maybe roses) made using neckties. It looked like it had been folded and wrapped around itself several times, and the two pointed ends stuck out to the side. Anyone have any advice how to make this?
By Christine from Busan, SK
Check out the book "My Daddy's ties" it has great creative craft ideas...
A family member recently died and left quite a few men's neckties behind. We are looking for a craft or something that can be made from them for his four children. (Please don't suggest the necktie skirts, that idea didn't fly). Maybe something like a picture frame, wreath, or something to hang. Any ideas? This would be for an adult male and 3 older teen girls.
By April from Plattsburg, MO
There is a really cool necktie wreath that someone posted here about three years ago and it doesn't need to be used simply for Christmas or only to hang on the front door. I can't find the instructions for it now but I know it's somewhere in the ThriftyFun archives. Maybe someone else remembers it and knows how to find it? Contact ThriftyFun through their contact button and they should know how to find the original instruction link for it.
What can I make or do with lots of men's ties that I have?
By GL Langston
I saw a picture of a Christmas wreath made from ties having red designs in them. The ties were wrapped around a styrofoam form with the pointed ends on the outside edge. It was very pretty. I have not made one. It's on my list to get to someday.
I have a collection of old ties and would like new ideas for using them in sewing or quilting projects.
By Kathy E.
Grandmothers Fan quilting pattern lends itself nicely to the use of ties, also dresdan plate. I recently saw where ties were used to cover the shade of a bedside lamp and it looked lovely. I myself am going to try making wind socks with some ties I have collected with a christmas and halloween theme.
I was wondering if you wash the men's ties before cutting and sewing them together? If so, do you use hot or cool water and do you put them in the dryer? What other process would you go through before cutting them into strips or what ever design you choose?
By Carol F. from Mesa, AZ
Always check the fiber content of the tie; some are silk some polyester, etc. wash in cold if possible and line dry. some fabrics may stretch when washed. Good luck!
I am trying to find photos of a rug or quilt made from men's old ties. Will someone mail me a photo and an instruction book? I'm 77 and need a post retirement project. Thanks.
There are probably all sorts of different styles but here is how one quilt was made with ties:
For inspiration there is a photo group at flicker where everything is made with ties. Just click on the particular "tag", like quilt or rug. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3tp97m
This blog is all about things made from ties:
Good Luck on your project! (12/17/2008)
I need patterns to reuse or re-purpose neckties. Thanks.
Elaine aka myantoo (04/09/2009)
|Use Necktie on a Scarecrow.|
You can make a great windsock with old ties and a tall plastic container. Cut out the bottom, punch holes in the narrowest opening, add the 4 strings (kite string works best) and knot together, add a swivel hook (fishermen know what that is). Fold under the narrow end of each tie and staple. Then using an exterior glue, glue the ties close together around the plastic container, leaving the wide point of each one hanging down for the streamers. Pick matching or coordinating, or go tropical for summer.
By suzi homemaker
And this one came from this website:
Sneaky Snake (Made With Men's Ties)
By Carol in PA
If you have an idea to share, post it below.
By Beverly Nutter
By Irene H-B
Does anyone have any craft ideas and instructions for reusing or recycling silk ties?
By sumarks from Minneapolis, MN
I am looking for uses for men's ties.
By Janet from Indianapolis, IN
God bless you and Happy Valentine's Day! (02/08/2010)
I am looking for ideas with using neckties. Making angels, etc.