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DIY Floating Necktie Organizer


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June 14, 2018

Floating Necktie Organizer - bouquet versionUpcycle your plastic bottles to make this virtually free gift for Father's Day. This is a thrifty way to organize your neckties using empty water bottle halves. You cannot see the water bottles, making a floating illusion. You can put the bottles and ties together in a circular manner to turn them into a decorative bouquet style organizer, or you can stack them in layers.

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • empty plastic water bottles
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun with glue (optional)
Floating Necktie Organizer - bottles
 

Steps:

  1. Cut the empty water bottles in half. Reserve the tops for other uses or recycle.
  2. Floating Necktie Organizer - cut the bottles in half and save tops for other projects
     
  3. Dry out any moisture from the insides.
  4. Floating Necktie Organizer - dry inside
     
  5. Continue until you have enough for your desired organizer size.
  6. Floating Necktie Organizer - make as many as you like
     
  7. Roll your neckties very tightly from the skinny end.
  8. Floating Necktie Organizer - roll ties tightly from the skinny end
     
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  9. When you're nearing the wide end, roll right up against one side of the necktie to keep it looking tight.
  10. Floating Necktie Organizer - keep roll tight by rolling along one edge at wide end
     
  11. Stuff the rolled neckties halfway into the bottles.
  12. Floating Necktie Organizer - stuff half way into the bottles
     
  13. At this point, you can decide if you want to stack them into layers or make a bouquet. This is the layered version. If you want to glue them together, apply a bit of hot glue to the base of each water bottle, far from the inserted tie, then press together.
  14. Floating Necktie Organizer - glued and stacked version
     
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  15. For a bouquet organizer, place several ties together in a round. Glue bases together if desired.
  16. Floating Necktie Organizer - glued bouquet version
     
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