Funky Frugal Christmas Gift: An Upcycled Tie Necklace

Funky Frugal Christmas Gift: An Upcycled Tie Necklace

Funky Frugal Christmas Gift: An Upcycled Tie Necklace

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Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 6:02 AM

Want to give your friends a bit of funky this year? Try an Upcycled Tie Necklace! Yep, I'm serious.

This awesome tutorial is from Shelley at Crazy Wonderful:

A while back I did this post over at Green Eggs and Hamm for my amazingly talented and drop-dead gorgeous cousin, Amy.  It was such a fun post that I thought I'd post it again for anyone who didn't catch it.
 
My husband had an old tie he wasn't wearing, and I thought instead of it just hanging around (literally) it might be neat turned into a necklace for me.  Want to make one too?
 
Here we go!
 
 
 Supplies
 
{trifted tie, suit button (or anything you'd like to use), scissors, pins, needle and thread}
 
STEP ONE: Lay out your tie, and start folding and pining in a manner that's pleasing to you. 
 
 
STEP TWO: Lay it around your neck and add or remove folds to get the length you want.  Keep in mind you'll want to be able to have the necklace slip on and off your head after the button is sewn down.
 
STEP THREE: Take your needle and thread and tack down the folds from the back side of the necklace.
 
 
 

STEP FOUR: Place your button or accent piece and stitch down.

 
 
STEP FIVE: Enjoy your great necklace!!!
 
 
 
After I took this picture, it made me think this would be really cool sewn directly to the neckline of a shirt.  So... I just might have to do that with another shirt and another tie!

 

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